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  • Where are all the Virtual Reality investors? – Boost VC –
    • Maybe it’s just me. Maybe I’m not seeing the market correctly. So maybe everyone can help me understand, but with the release of Ready Player One , I thought that I would take an opportunity and say…
    • early stage VR, Virtual Reality, stage VR startups, Space Pirate Trainer,
  • There’s a new version of Firefox for virtual reality
    • Mozilla has announced a new version of its Firefox browser for standalone virtual and augmented reality headsets, called Firefox Reality.
    • Firefox Reality, Firefox Reality demo, Windows Mixed Reality, augmented reality headsets, simple VR controller
  • VR is a great destination, not a mere pit stop to AR
    • If you’ve spent any time reading about virtual reality and augmented reality, you’ve certainly encountered some variation on this phrase: “VR is only a stepping stone to AR.” Just this past week, Epic Games’ chief Tim Sweeney called AR “a superset of VR.” The implication is that as VR grows, it…
    • VR, Jaguar VR prototypes, permanent VR demo, memorably amazing VR, PlayStation VR headset

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Where are all the Virtual Reality investors? – Boost VC –

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  • When I look at the rapidly developing VR market, I see similar trends of key hardware being refined and meaningful applications being built with the key factor being internet connectivity.
  • Some leading indicators:In the past 6 months our Boost VC portfolio VR companies have on average tripled their user base.All of my friends have now tried VR, and not because I pushed it on them: Some of my non-tech friends even have headsets.The price of the headsets have dropped from…
  • We have VR startups whose clients consist of some of the largest consulting companies in the world are paying thousands of dollars a month to use VR software.
  • B2B VR is taking off.We are already seeing some promising stats for collaborative Enterprise products like Arthur Digital, Dimension 10, 3Data and Primitive.Boost VC has invested in three startups who I met and had pitch me in VR (I have also signed a funding deal with a startup in VR,…
  • RIGHT NOW, people are building the Google and Uber of the VR world!

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There’s a new version of Firefox for virtual reality

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  • Mozilla has announced a new version of its Firefox browser for standalone virtual and augmented reality headsets.
  • Its called Firefox Reality, and Mozilla describes it as a cross-platform, open source, and privacy-friendly browser whose interface will be specialized for headsets.
  • Oculus released one for the Gear VR, Google has an experimental version of Chrome for Daydream, and Microsoft put its Edge browser into Windows Mixed Realitys home space.
  • (These are all basically browsers for virtual reality, but they could translate easily to consumer augmented reality headsets, and Windows Mixed Reality also includes devices like the HoloLens.)
  • With Firefox Reality, Mozilla is giving VR a vote of confidence, and potentially bringing some openness to a series of relatively walled-off and device-specific VR platforms.

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VR is a great destination, not a mere pit stop to AR

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  • Theyll struggle to find PC demo stations with VR headsets.
  • The Microsoft Storeis one of the rare retail chains that has permanent VR demo stations, but your initial excitement may be dimmed when youre asked to sign a waiver and guarantee that you dont have a medical implant.
  • VIDEO – – I dont want to downplay AR, but superimposing a cartoony dragon on a real-world park or creating a Minecraft map on a table just doesnt provide the same experience as visiting a VR world.
  • If you havent had a chance to experience VR for yourself, please take a trip to your closest Microsoft Store or another retailer with a demo station.
  • Many VR games can be had for only $10 or $20, making it easy to sample and build up a library of compelling experiences.

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