5 Intrepid Augmented Reality Companies: Part 19

Today’s offering is the penultimate edition on Augmented Reality companies powered by the Metaverse Insider. Is this your first time on the site? Then here’s the link to part one in the series to get you started.

1. Fanisko

Fanisko is a Digital Fan Engagement and analytics sports company that helps sports organizations connect fans and sponsors, accelerate digital revenue growth and unlock new revenue streams through sponsor activations, commerce and NFTs.

Fanisko offers a B2B plug and play platform solution that helps sports organizations to identify high-value fans through data-driven outreach campaigns, engage them wherever they are and whatever they use, retain them with personalized interactive digital experiences through gamification, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and monetize them through sponsor activation and commerce.

Based out of Chicago, Fanisko was founded in 2014 by Aravind Sampath and Sathish Chittibabu and is the proud holder of many recognitions such as StartupBootCamp — 2020 Top 21 Global Sports Tech Startup, Techstars Sports — 2020 Top 20 Global Sports Tech Startup, Drake Star Partners — Recognized as a top “Fan Engagement Service Providers” innovator, and WSC & GSIC By Microsoft — 2020 Top 16 Global Sports Tech Startup.

2. Nextech AR Solutions

Nextech AR Solutions is a Toronto, Canada-based player accelerating the growth of the Metaverse. Founded in 2018 by Evan Gappelberg, Nextech AR uses breakthrough AI, Nextech AR, which is able to quickly, easily and affordably ARitize (transform) vast quantities and varieties of existing assets at scale making products, people and places ready for interactive 3D use, giving creators at every level all the essential tools they need to build out their digital AR vision in the Metaverse.

Its platform-agnostic tools allow brands, educators, students, manufacturers, creators, and technologists to create immersive, interactive and the most photo-realistic 3D assets and digital environments, compose AR experiences, and publish them omnichannel. With a full suite of end-to-end AR solutions in 3D commerce, education, events, and industrial manufacturing, Nextech AR is in a unique position to meet the needs of the world’s biggest brands and all Metaverse contributors.

Since 2018, Nextech AR Solutions has raised a total of $10.7 million in funding over two rounds.

3. Altoida

Altoida is creating a new gold standard in brain health with Precision Neurology by radically transforming the method for measuring brain function and diagnosing neurological disease, using just a smartphone or tablet.

Its products are backed by more than 20 years of innovative research in digital biomarkers, augmented reality (AR), and artificial intelligence (AI).

Founded in 2016 by Richard Fischer, Ioannis Tarnanas and Maximilian Buegler, Altoida received FDA Breakthrough Device Designation in July 2021. Its first device is a Computerized Cognitive Assessment Aid that is classified as Class II, 510(k) exempt.

4. CareAR, A Xerox Company

CareAR, a Xerox Company, is the Service Experience Management (SXM) player that makes expertise accessible instantly for users through remote, live visual augmented reality (AR) and AI interactions, instructions, and insights as part of a seamless digital workflow experience.

CareAR sets the benchmark for the SXM category by bridging skills gaps, accelerating knowledge transfers, providing greater operational efficiencies, and enhancing customer outcomes and safety.

With headquarters in Plano, Texas, CareAR was founded in 2018 by Sam Waicberg and Chetan Gandhi and has raised a total of $10 million in funding over one Corporate round.

5. GoerTek

Since it was founded in 2001 by the billionaire entrepreneur Jiang Bin and his wife Hu Shuangmei, the Weifang, China-based public company GoerTek has remained innovative with a strong focus on continuously maintaining a high level of competitive advantage in an ever-increasing number of industries.

It is a world-forerunner in component parts such as micro-acoustic sensors, micro-display modules and camera modules. For finished products, it is a leader in Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Smart Wearables, Smart Audio, Intelligent Robots, Drones and other digital-era hardware.

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