5 Intrepid Augmented Reality Companies: Part 17

It’s part seventeen this time as we move nearer the end of the series about groundbreaking Augmented Reality (AR) companies powered by the Metaverse Insider. Missed the first sixteen? Click on the link for the first one in the series to begin your journey.

1. TAKELEAP

TAKELEAP is a Dubai-based futuristic technology agency specializing in artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR).

Dedicated to creating sensational experiences and enabling brands to enhance customer engagement in unique ways, TAKELEAP was founded in 2013 by Salman Yusuf and has worked with some of the world’s most iconic brands and companies, delivering ground-breaking experiences on a global scale.

2. SeekXR

SeekXR brings AR directly to websites — no app required by helping to improve the customer experience for Fortune 500 companies all over the world to deliver best-in-class AR content and services, with a primary focus on web-based AR solutions for eCommerce. Retailers have seen an increase of 150% in conversion and a 25% decrease in returns with the use of the platform.

Its proprietary, intuitive AR solution will seamlessly transform any 3D model into the most optimal AR format, accessible on any device.

Based in Lehi, Utah, SeekXR was founded in 2016 by Chris White, Jon Cheney, Mike Snow, and Thane Brimhall and has raised a total of $2 million in funding over two rounds.

3. Happy Finish

Happy Finish is a London-based company that combines art, technology and science to produce highly innovative, connected solutions and engaging content for people, brands and agencies.

Founded in 2004 by Chris Roome and Rainer Usselmann, Happy Finish specializes in cross-platform services including AR, VR and Mixed Reality, Creative AI, CGI, Animation, VFX, and Retouch, and it crafts experiences and content for some of the biggest brands and agencies in the world.

4. Tequila Works

Tequila Works is an independent boutique studio founded in 2009 by Raúl Rubio Munárriz and Luz M. Sancho whose focus is on the creation of original IPs from inception to release like the award-winning Deadlight, RiME, The Sexy Brutale or the world’s first immersive theatre VR experience The Invisible Hours, Groundhog Day Like Father Like Son for VR platforms and GYLT, exclusively on Google Stadia.

5. Cognixion

Cognixion is an Assisted Reality company that is building the world’s most accessible AR wearable device with integrated brain-computer interface technology as a wireless, wearable go-anywhere neural interface.

Founded in 2014 by Andreas Forsland, the startup is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California and Toronto, Ontario.

Its solutions elegantly blend the power of AI, neuroscience and augmented/assisted reality (AR) and it is internationally recognized for its innovation and use of exponential technologies to solve a social and healthcare global challenge — affecting the lives of 509 million people unable to speak.

Cognixion has won the prestigious Red Dot Best of the Best Award, IDSA IDEA Gold Award, The Roddenberry Prize, the Edison Award Gold, and the Singularity University Global Grand Challenge for Education for its potential to impact over a billion lives.

To date, it has raised a total of $14.8 million in funding over three rounds.

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