Investments in virtual reality are exploding
More than $ 1.1 billion has already been invested in virtual and augmented reality start-ups in 2016.
2016 should be a good year for virtual or augmented reality companies. More than $ 1.1 billion has already been invested in start-ups in the sector in the first three months of 2016, according to a study by Digi-Capital. This is significantly more than in 2015, when $ 692 million was raised over the entire year, about 63% of the amount recorded in the first three months of 2016.
These results are mostly driven by a single locomotive: Magic Leap, a start-up specializing in augmented reality, which in February raised more than $ 793.5 million, almost three quarters of the funds raised in 2016. This latest round was led by the Chinese web giant Alibaba. Magic Leap has also already received support from Google. A performance all the more notable as the company has not, for the moment, unveiled any of its products to the general public. Little is it known that its technology is capable of making animated elements of synthesis appear in the