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Virtual-reality workspace startup Spatial is offering a free version for users. All you need is a web browser. I SHOOK HANDS with a stranger the other day. Even made a fist bump. Before you get your pitchforks out, this all happened virtually. I was in my Brooklyn living room, wearing sweatpants and a hoodie, and I tapped knuckles with Spatial's vice president of business development and strategy, who was standing in his own apartment 6 miles away. No hand sanitizer required. Spatial is a startup that enables people to meet through augmented or virtual reality. It's a little similar to the n...

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LOUISVILLE, Colo., April 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Cutting edge surface technology company Forge Nano Inc. launches first-of-its-kind, free, digital summit on Particle Atomic Layer Deposition. With global trade shows and conferences cancelled, Forge Nano introduces the [PALD] SUMMIT, a LIVE digital event held on May 21st. This unique event will remain available through the end of May, for the global audience to enjoy. The event is designed to bring the scientific community and the industrial sectors together to explore the use of Atomic Layer Deposition for particles, in order to introduce the ...

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Led by Millennium New Horizons and joined by new investor Unbound, Series C includes strategic participation from LG Technology Ventures and NVIDIA, joining previous investors HP Inc. and Samsung. Deep Instinct, the first and only cybersecurity company to successfully apply end-to-end deep learning to predict, identify, and prevent cyberattacks, announced its $43 million Series C funding. The round was led by Millennium New Horizons, with participation from Unbound, the London-based investment firm founded by Shravin Mittal, along with LG, and existing investor NVIDIA. Deep Instinct now count...

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The worlds of virtual and augmented reality have yet to land on the applications and hardware to truly spark mass-market, consumer interest in the space, but in the meantime, a startup building mixed reality services for business users has raised a round of funding, underscoring the opportunity in enterprise. Spatial, which has developed a “holographic” collaboration platform that people use to speak and work together in virtual rooms through the use of strikingly effective avatars — think of a supercharged, virtual reality version of Zoom or a Google Hangout — is today announcing that it has...

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GCV Emerging Leaders Awards

The rest of the 50 (in alphabetical order): Robert McIntyre, investment director, LG Technology Ventures   Robert McIntyre has been an investment director at LG Technology Ventures (LGTV) since 2018, the same year five affiliates of South Korea-based consumer electronics company LG founded the $425m fund as limited investors. Dong-Su Kim, senior vice-president and chief executive of LGTV, said McIntyre “brings a wealth of experience as both a venture capitalist and a serial entrepreneur” and demonstrates leadership mentoring team members and sharing investment expertise with LG business uni...

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AmazeVR, a premium, cloud-based platform for high-quality VR content production and distribution, today announced that it has secured $2.5 million in additional Series A funding, bringing its A round total to $9.5 million. The additional funds were added by two strategic investors. Partners Investment, which has significant experience investing in entertainment companies, and YG Investment, a subsidiary of YG Entertainment which manages top K-pop artists and operates a record label, talent agency, music production company, event management and concert production company, as AmazeVR continues t...

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ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- May Mobility, the leading autonomous Transportation-as-a-Service(TaaS) provider, announced today that it has closed a $50 million Series B round led by Toyota Motor Corporation with participation from SPARX Group alongside return investors Millennium Technology Value Partners, Cyrus Capital Partners, BMW iVentures, and Toyota AI Ventures. The round will help fund strategic hires across the engineering and operations functions, and expansion of the vehicle fleet to meet growing demand. In addition to leading the round, Toyota has selected May Mobi...

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SAN FRANCISCO and MUNICH, Nov. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- eyecandylab and adidas are proud to announce their pilot project has launched at the adidas flagship store at Champs Elysees in Paris. eyecandylab, which specializes in creating interactive video-triggered augmented reality experiences, has developed a concept with adidas that brings storytelling and immersive experience within a physical store to a new level. The project integrates the existing digital video screens in the store into the storytelling, and raises awareness of adidas' sustainably manufactured products made from recycled ...

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Tesloop, a Tesla fleet car sharing company, and Ridecell Inc., the leading platform provider for shared and autonomous mobility operators, today announced Tesloop's new one-way Tesla car sharing service between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, adding to its existing route between Los Angeles and San Diego. The Ridecell Fleet Ops platform will ensure the Tesla fleet operates efficiently and will provide predictive analytics on car maintenance, location, charging needs and worker dispatch. Together, the two companies provide on-time, high-quality service for travelers. "You don't have to own a Tesla ...

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Ridecell Inc., the leading platform provider for shared mobility operators, today announced it has been selected by Penske Dash as the technology partner for Penske Dash carsharing. The Ridecell platform used by Penske Dash provides a complete solution for their carsharing service of Volkswagen Jetta cars, launching this week in Washington, D.C. and Arlington, Virginia. The Ridecell technology solution includes the consumer-facing mobile application, payment processing, real-time parking information and predictive analytics for fleet operations and maintenance. "Penske Dash chose Ridecell to ...

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The world's first augmented reality home shopping broadcast is live since fall 2019 in South Korea: U+ AR Shopping (U+ AR쇼핑) . Together with our strategic partner LG Uplus, the leading 5G service provider in Korea, we bring the shopping mall to the homes and drive higher conversion rates and lower return rates through the use of AR. Starting with two of the largest home shopping channels, GS Home Shopping and Home & Shopping, you have access to an augmented reality shopping interface to get better product visualization such as detailed 3D scans with the possibility of virtual placement of...

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Los Angeles-based virtual reality startup AmazeVR has struck a deal with Atlas V and Felix & Paul Studios to distribute the studios’ immersive content on its platform. As part of its partnership with Atlas V, AmazeVR will be the first VR video platform to carry “Gloomy Eyes,” the animated zombie tale narrated by Collin Farrell that premiered at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Through its distribution agreement with Atlas V, AmazeVR will also get access to “Ayahuasca,” which debuted at Tribeca this year, “Battlescar,” which is being narrated by Rosario Dawson, and “Vestige,” a ro...

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Arcellx, a privately-held biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it has raised $85 million in an oversubscribed Series B financing. Proceeds will be used to advance the Company’s ARC-T + sparX programs, including clinical development of a bivalent BCMA-targeted cell therapy in multiple myeloma, and a CD123-targeted therapy in acute myeloid leukemia. The Series B will also fund earlier stage ARC-T + sparX programs for patients with solid tumors and diseases outside oncology. Participants in the Series B include both existing and new investors to Arcellx. New investors Aju IB and Quan ...

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Mitsui Kinzoku-SBI Material Innovation Fund and LG Technology Ventures join in Forge Nano's Series A, bringing the total investment to date to $18M, up from Volkswagen's initial $10M investment announced in January 2019.  The investment will help to accelerate advanced materials for new battery technologies while also broadening applications for atomic-level nano-coatings into a diverse set of new markets.  Forge Nano's technology paves the way for entirely new applications for nanoscale surface engineering. Atomic layer deposition (ALD) is an ultra-thin film deposition process that allows pr...

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augmen.tv can turn any flat screen content into an interactive portal. You can expand the linear video into your room and interact with beautifully engaging AR content by simply pointing a smartphone or tablet to the screen. The revolutionary technology is able to understand what you are watching, be it Live TV or online video, and delivers engaging and interactive content to the palm of your hand. With augmen.tv, you can now break the barrier between the virtual and real world by incorporating our SDK into your apps. Beautifully crafted AR or value-adding information – take your audience to ...

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Zero Emission Vehicle Fleet will Help India Achieve Ambitious Carbon Reduction Goals Ridecell Inc., the leading platform provider for shared and autonomous mobility operators, and Blu Smart, the pioneers in all-electric shared smart mobility, today announced Ridecell as the platform provider for the recently launched Blu Smart Mobility ride share service in India. The first all-electric rideshare service on the Indian sub-continent, Blu Smart Mobility is taking the fast lane towards offering a convenient service that addresses India’s ambitious carbon reduction targets. Ridecell’s complete sh...

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Lygos driving to provide sustainable Bio-DEM product at 5-20 kta scale needed for projected new product growth Lygos, Inc., a full-stack producer of specialty chemicals that deliver high-value performance without the environmental toxicity, announced today that its Bio-DEM™ product has now been qualified at the metric ton scale for use in Sirrus’ proprietary synthesis technologies for its Chemilian™ and Forza™ product lines. Lygos delivered one ton of product that Sirrus qualified as compatible for use in its recently expanded continuous operating benchtop facility that enables customers to c...

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Partnership with U.S. Department of Energy and Agile BioFoundry to accelerate microbial engineering for cost-competitive production of new biochemicals June 03, 2019 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time BERKELEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lygos, Inc., a full-stack producer of specialty chemicals that deliver high-value performance without the environmental toxicity, today announced that it was awarded a $2 million grant by the United States Department of Energy (DOE). The grant will support the development of new artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning approaches that combine multi-omics ...

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Bootstrapped by tech veterans with IPO experience, company adds $7 million to accelerate VR content creation, distribution, and monetization SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AmazeVR, a premium, cloud-based platform for high-quality VR content creation and mass distribution, today announced that it has raised an additional $7 million in funding to accelerate the development of proprietary VR content, created and distributed through the Amaze platform and its partners. The round was led by Mirae Asset Group (Mirae Asset Naver New Growth Fund & Mirae Asset Venture Investment), the leading...

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LG steps up investment in global start-ups

South Korean conglomerate LG Group said Thursday it has been looking for investment opportunities in various fields to keep pace with fast-changing technology trends and find new growth drivers. LG Technology Ventures, LG's venture capital investment arm, has invested over $19 million in start-ups in emerging technology fields, including IT, automotive, manufacturing, bio, energy and advanced materials. The amount is about 4.5 percent of $425 million fund assets raised by five LG affiliates in electronics, display, chemical, telecom and IT service provision for its establishment in 2018, the...

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As Much of AV Pumps Brakes, May Mobility Attracts Capital and Expertise to Deploy More Last-Mile Transportation Solutions ANN ARBOR, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May Mobility, the only enterprise autonomous transportation company providing daily transit to the American public, today announced that Millennium New Horizons and Cyrus Capital Partners have joined its investor-base, co-leading a $22M Series A round, with LG Technology Ventures and Thayer Ventures participating alongside return investors BMW i Ventures, Maven Ventures, Toyota AI Ventures, and Y Combinator. The round will help them expan...

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Investment establishes company’s global presence and potential to impact consumer electronics BERKELEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lygos, Inc., a biotechnology-based producer of specialty chemicals that deliver high-value performance without environmental toxicity, today announced that LG Technology Ventures, an investment arm of the South Korean conglomerate LG Group, has made a $5 million investment in its oversubscribed Series B financing round. Lygos has raised more than $41 million in equity financing, and over $10 million in non-equity government funding (US Departments of Energy and Agri...

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