HTC has announced that it is investing in around 26 ambitious AR/VR startups through its Vive X accelerator program. The new batch of startups brings the total number of investments to 80 since July 2016. The new startups joining the HTC Vive X program ware from the field of medicine, education, entertainment and enterprise markets.
Vive X is a strategic investor that offers access to expertise, resources, planning, and an extensive network throughout the AR/VR industry. By making all of its resources available, Vive helps these startups with tasks that go beyond financial investment.
Some examples include QuarkVR, developer of compression and streaming technology for untethered VR and AR experiences; positional tracking solutions from Antilatency for mobile and tethered VR headsets; Configreality, developer of a spatial compression algorithm designed to allow users to feel as if they’re moving in a large area when actual physical space is limited; and brain-computer interface developer Neurable, a company that is using advancements in electroencephalography to bring real-time “brain control” to VR.
Edtech startups include JuDaoEdu, a firm dedicated to the research and development of VR labs for K-12 students for physics, chemistry, biology and science education; and Lenqiy, a VR content developer producing science, engineering, technology, art and mathematics VR tools for teenagers.
Taipei based VRCollab takes modeling to the next level, enabling architects, engineers, planners, and consultants to collaborate seamlessly on construction projects. Its software converts models for use in design reviews, building requirement approval, and construction coordination. It also automates document generation.
Beijing-based Yue Cheng Tech, also joining Vive X, which seeks to become the Netflix of VR, has selected more than 300 high-quality VR experiences from over 50 partners across 15 countries.
Any startups interested in joining the accelerator program can learn more and apply on HTC's website.