As always there will be some incredible VR/AR companies presenting and a panel of prominent seed and venture capital Investors. Including the investor panel with June W. Choi, CEO, Servalventures (http://www.servalventures.com/), Lyron Bentovim, CEO, the Glimpse Group (http://www.theglimpsegroup.com/), Aaron Kellner, Principal, SeedInvest (https://www.seedinvest.com/), Suraj Kapoor, Analyst, Lerer Hippeau Ventures (http://lererhippeau.com/), Angie Muller, Analyst, Techstars and Dario Laverde, Sr Developer Evangelist, HTC.
RSVP early: the last meetup was filled up a few weeks prior to the event.
Companies Pitching: (Subject to change)
Company # 1
Company co-founders are neurosurgeons. Their technology allows anyone to explore medical imaging in 3D, real-world space. Surgeons can now visualize operative imaging in AR with the most advanced simulation tools and prepare for operations in ways never before possible with only the currently available 2D medical imaging. The application may also lower the substantial cadaver cost in medical education. Company is in discussion with Magic Leap to incorporate mixed reality along with AR
Company # 2
The company delivers the world's premier virtual reality motion simulation platform for immersive storytelling experiences and beyond. By pairing robotic arm motion simulation with professional-grade virtual reality technology, the platform moves viewers along incredible story lines with captivating characters that enchant and amaze
The company is an intellectual property licensing company with world-leading optical and optoelectronic technology. 1 U.S. patent granted, 9 more U.S. patent applications, additional 5 being written.
Their biggest opportunity is to replace eyeglasses with network-connected liquid crystal lenses, making vision correction much more widely available worldwide and incorporating many seemingly “bionic” super-capabilities.
The same core tech has large markets in consumer and commercial 3D and 360 VR photography, printing, and video. Deals now pending with major electronics manufacturers, publishers, sign companies, printers.
The company offers a new way to share memories. Users leave an image in place for other users to find and enjoy. With the technology, you can share the past of a place with the present, or share the present of a place with the future.
The company has a geolocative photo sharing app that allows pictures to be placed and viewed in the exact location they were captured. It's patented Human Positioning System (TM) allows for markerless Augmented Reality to be used anytime, anywhere, by anyone.
“About as close as we got to seeing a time machine at TC Disrupt.” -The 20 most fascinating iOS apps from TechCrunch Disrupt, MacWorld
If you are a VR or AR company and would like to pitch to investors email pitch deck and any other information on your company. Note companies may pitch remotely at the meetup via Skype or Google Hangout.
If you are an investor and want to be on the VC Panel email a cover letter with information on your investments and we will be in contact.
About the venue:
Rise New York is part of a global community of the world’s brightest thinkers and doers creating the future of financial technology. We listen, nurture and oxygenate through our international network of Rise spaces, and connect, co-create, and scale innovation, in partnership with Barclays. Rise New York also houses a world-class event space and is home to the U.S. cohort of the Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars.
Best Jonathan Sarno
Organizer VR Invest (http://www.meetup.com/VR-INVEST/)