HTC’s VIVE X Accelerator for Virtual Reality Start-Ups Opens Call for New Submissions

HTC is now calling for submissions to its $100 million VIVE X Acceleration program – Deadline to apply is December 1, 2016.  HTC Corporation (“HTC”) has announced its VIVE X accelerator fund for virtual reality start-ups is accepting new applicants. VIVE X is a $100 million USD fund for investment in promising VR technologies, and […]

Social VR Platform VRChat Raises $1.2 Million Seed Round

VRChat, a social virtual reality (VR) platform that allows users to create, publish, and explore VR worlds with other users around the world, announced today a Seed investment round of $1.2 million, including technology giant HTC. Participating in the round alongside HTC are Rothenberg Ventures, GREE VR Capital, and Brightstone Venture Capital. The financing will […]

Ubisoft Acquires Mobile Publisher Ketchapp

Ubisoft Becomes Fourth Biggest Mobile Game Publisher In Terms Of Downloads And Increases Its Expertise in Mobile Advertising Ubisoft announced it has acquired Ketchapp to join its international network of studios. With this addition, Ubisoft expands its footprint in digital and mobile gaming and becomes the fourth largest mobile game publisher when measured by number of […]

GBR Market Watch – VR/AR Content Creators Need More Investment

Discussions with VR and AR companies revolve around three main topics: the tech, the markets and the money, but what about the content? There has been an aggressive amount of investment already plunked down for VR and AR-related hardware and technology, pouring billions into the VR/AR industry. In the last 12 months VR/AR industry had […]

ROUNDTABLE: Where’s the Money for VR?

ROUNDTABLE is a new column where we bring together thought-leaders and innovators to discuss business, tech and development topics. For our first ROUNDTABLE – Where’s the Money for VR? we were inspired to continue the discussion from a panel I moderated back at GamesBeat LA in August, Monetizing VR. As a follow up, GBR asked several CEOs […]