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HTC Vive’s VR/AR accelerator invests in 26 new companies

vive xHTC Vive’s virtual and augmented reality accelerator programme, Vive X, has invested in 26 new companies, as part of third wave of support for VR and AR startups.

Vive X invests in companies with an aim of building and enhancing the global VR and AR ecosystem, and the new companies work across a range of areas – from software tools, to position tracking, games and virtual live-streaming.

Since its inception in July 2016, Vive X has now invested in more than 80 companies, and the latest intake expands its operations into a fifth location, Tel Aviv. This joins its operations in San Francisco, Beijing, Shenzhen and Taipei.

“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,” said Marc Metis, vice president, HTC Vive.

“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.”

The full list of companies to gain support are, in San Francisco, Apelab, CALA, Cloudgate Studio, eLoupes, Nanome, Neurable, Quantum Capture, and QuarkVR.

In Beijing the companies are Future Tech, Genhaosan, JuDaoEdu, Lenqiy, PanguVR, Pillow’s Willow VR Studios, and Yue Cheng Tech.

In Shenzhen: Antilatency; Configreality; Super Node; VRWaibao; Wewod. In Taipei: Cover; Looxid Labs; Red Pill Lab; VRCollab. And in Tel Aviv: Astral Vision; and Remmersive.

Tags: HTC, HTC Vive, Vive X