MindMaze

  • M&A
    MindMaze buys Gait Up to add motion analysis to its VR platform

    MindMaze buys Gait Up to add motion analysis to its VR platform

    Some consolidation is afoot in the world of virtual reality. MindMaze, a startup based out of Switzerland that has been building a VR platform to map and respond to brain activity for applications in healthcare and other fields, is making its first acquisition: Gait Up, a developer of motion analytics used in smart watches and other hardware. Read More

  • This billion-dollar startup wants to capture your emotions in virtual reality

    This billion-dollar startup wants to capture your emotions in virtual reality

    Social VR has the potential to shift the bounds of human communication, it’s part of the reason why Facebook has invested billions in the technology. One of the keys to having positive VR interactions will be having the ability to interpret the emotions of the people you’re chatting with. Today, MindMaze is showing off the MASK, a device that reads the emotions on your face… Read More

  • The reality of AR/VR survival Crunch Network

    The reality of AR/VR survival

    VR will be big, AR will be bigger (and take longer). But as in most early-stage tech markets, growth will be curved, not straight. There will be a few billion dollars of revenue this year, a progressive ramp in 2017 and a hoped-for inflection point in 2018 (when AR could deliver that magic combination of hero device, long battery life, cellular capability, strong app ecosystem and telco… Read More

  • What this year’s M&A activity tells us about media and entertainment Crunch Network

    What this year’s M&A activity tells us about media and entertainment

    With Dalian Wanda Group’s $3.5 billion acquisition of Legendary Entertainment in January, this year’s media and entertainment M&A activity kicked off with a bang that hasn’t slowed down. Comcast’s $3.8 billion acquisition of DreamWorks Animation just three months later continued the trend of content consolidation and IP aggregation. The common denominator is access… Read More

  • The reality of augmented and virtual reality venture capital Crunch Network

    The reality of augmented and virtual reality venture capital

    AR/VR is the new hotness. VCs invested $1.7 billion in the 12 months leading to March 2016, $1.2 billion of that in the first quarter of this year alone. There are four AR/VR unicorns already (Magic Leap, Oculus, Blippar, MindMaze). Big numbers, very exciting. But as DFJ Partner Bubba Murarka says, “not all VCs have taken the red pill yet.” Read More

  • MindMaze, Maker Of A ‘Neural Virtual Reality Platform,’ Raises $100M At A $1B Valuation

    MindMaze, Maker Of A ‘Neural Virtual Reality Platform,’ Raises $100M At A $1B Valuation

    As consumers and businesses begin to focus on what form the next generation of computing may take beyond our current era of the smartphone, startups developing at the cutting edge of these concepts are attracting some major attention from investors. MindMaze — which is developing both hardware and a software platform that create “human” virtual reality experiences by… Read More