AR/VR Timeline for 7 Major Tech Players

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Source: Michael Hoydich

Meta Augmented Reality

  • Founded December 2012
Funding
  • Kickstarter launch for MDK1, Raised $0.2M, May 5, 2013
  • Series A: $23M, January 2015
  • Series B: $50M, June 6, 2016
Products
  • Meta 1 Launched, December 2013
  • Meta DK2 Revealed & Released, March 3, 2016
  • Meta DK2 begins shipping, December 2016

Oculus VR

  • Founded June 2012
Funding
  • Kickstarter $2.4M
  • Series A: $16M, June 2013
  • Series B: $75M, December
Products
  • DK1 released, March 2013
  • Dk2 Released, June 2014
  • Gear VR / CV1 released, November 2015
  • CV1 shipped, March 2016
Acquisitions
  • Acquired by Facebook, March 2014
  • Acquired Surrel Vision, May 2015
  • Acquired Two Big Ears, May 2016

Snapchat

  • Founded May 2011
  • Snapchat app released July 2011
Funding
  • Seed funding: $485k, May 2012
  • Series A: $12.5M February 2013
  • Series B: $80M June 2013
  • Series C: $50M December 2013
  • Series D: $485M December 2014
  • Series E: $200M March 2015
  • Series F: $1.8B May 2016
Products
  • Spectacles CV1 released, November 2016
Acquisitions
  • Acquired AddLive May 2014
  • Acquired Scan/ Acquired Vergence Labs, December 2014
  • Acquired Looksery September 2015
  • Acquired Seene and Obvious Engineering, June 2016
  • Acquired Vurb, August 2016

Magic Leap

  • Founded May 2010
Funding
  • Series A: $50M, February 2014
  • Series B: $542M, October 2014
  • Series C: $793.5M, February 2016
Acquisitions
  • Acquired Northbit, April 2016
Partnerships
  • Partnership with Disney Announced, June 2016

Apple

  • Founded April 1976
Acquisitions
  • Acquired Polar Rose, September 2010
  • Acquired PrimeSense, November 2013
  • Acquired Metaio, May 2015
  • Acquired Faceshift November 2015
  • Acquired Flyby Media and Emotient, January 2016
Patents
  • Patent granted for transparent displays, November 2014
  • Patent granted for a VR HMD, February 2015
  • Parent granted for AR mapping system, November 2016
Partnerships
  • Started Partnership with EPGL, September 2016

Google

  • ounded 1998
Products
  • Glass prototype limited release, April 2013
  • Peanut phone for tango limited release, March 2014
  • Google Glass CV1 released, May 2014
  • Cardboard VR released and Project Tango Tablet DK released June 2014
  • Daydream Vr released, November 2016
  • Lenovo Phab 2 Pro w/ Tango Released, November 2016
Acquisitions
  • Acquired Quest Visual, May 2014
  • Acquired Moodstocks, July 2016
  • Acquired Eyefluence, October 2016
Partnerships
  • Lenovo Partnership announced, January 2016

Microsoft

  • Founded 1975
Products
  • Hololens announced, January 2015
  • Hololens DK1 released, March 2016
  • Holographic Windows 10, August 2017
Partnerships
  • Various PC partnerships announced, October 2016

AR/VR timeline created by: Michael Hoydich, Jenny Ho 

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