Tuesday 05, December 2017 by Jessica Combes

VIVE announces third batch of companies for accelerator programme

 

Twenty-six new companies across the world have been selected to participate in the HTC VIVE’s global AR/VR accelerator programme with the goal of building and advancing the global VR/AR ecosystem.

Vive X is a service-orientated strategic investor that offers unparalleled access to expertise, resources, planning and an extensive network throughout the AR/VR industry. By making all of its resources available, Vive helps these start-ups mature and go to market, and offers value that goes far beyond financial investment. With this third batch, Vive X is expanding its operations, furthering its mission to find and advance the best teams globally.

“Our focus with Vive X is to partner with companies across the globe that will solve industry pain-points and improve user experiences across AR and VR. This third batch is filled with incredibly talented and promising teams who are focusing on foundational technologies and key verticals including enterprise, healthcare, entertainment, and education. We continue to invest very actively in both VR and AR, and are excited to work with the next group of innovative teams and technologies that will shape the future,” said Marc Metis, Vice President, HTC Vive.

Since its inception in July, 2016, Vive X has invested in more than 80 companies across a variety of areas, making it the world’s most active investor in the AR and VR space. Many of these companies have become notable segment leaders in the industry and a significant portion have reached commercial partnerships with Vive and its partners to advance their businesses.

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