DigiLens raises $ 22 million to democratize augmented reality screens

by bold-lichterman

  • DigiLens is developing a technology for diffusing light waves.
  • This technology can be used on a motorcycle helmet, virtual reality headset or augmented reality glasses.
  • DigiLens plans to manufacture augmented reality screens, develop electronic components for holographic projectors, and design augmented reality smart glasses.

The amount

The Californian start-up DigiLens, specializing in holographic projections, has completed a funding round of $ 22 million with Sony, Foxconn, Continental and Panasonic. Alsop Louie Partners, Bold Capital, Nautilus Venture Partners and Dolby Family Ventures also participated in the transaction. In total, DigiLens raised $ 35 million.

The market

Founded in 2003 by Jonathan Waldern, DigiLens develops technology for diffusing light waves and nanomaterials for augmented reality and virtual reality. This technology allows digital information to be integrated on transparent glass. It can be used on a motorcycle helmet, virtual reality helmet or augmented reality glasses.

For example, on a car windshield, DigiLens technology makes it possible to superimpose the main driving information (speed, fuel level, etc.) at the driver’s eye level, so that he does not have to divert his attention from the road.

The objectives of the Start-up

With this new investment, DigiLens plans to manufacture augmented reality screens, develop electronic components for holographic projectors, and design intelligent augmented reality glasses. By launching new products, the start-up hopes to accelerate the adoption of its technology in the market.

Founder: Jonathan waldern

Launch: 2003

The head office : Sunnyvale (California)

Activity: holographic projections

Funding: $ 22 million in January 2017

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