HaptX, which makes-enterprise centered haptic VR gloves, has introduced the closure of a $23 million funding. The corporate says it’ll use the money to speed up the rollout of its next-gen merchandise.
HaptX has been enhancing and refining its enterprise-focused haptic VR gloves for a number of years now. Along with force-feedback, the corporate additionally touts its micro-pneumatic haptics which push towards your pores and skin to imitate the sensation of an object pushing again once you grip it. Although cumbersome and costly, HaptX has the most convincing haptic VR gloves I’ve tried but.
Following the early 2021 debut of its ‘DK2’ gloves, the corporate says it’s seen appreciable demand within the enterprise house for its wares.
On that momentum HaptX not too long ago introduced it has raised a $23 million funding spherical, bringing the corporate’s whole funding to some $58 million. The brand new spherical was led by AIS International and Crescent Cove Advisors, with participation from Verizon Ventures, Mason Avenue Investments, and Taylor Frigon Capital Companions.
Alongside the spherical, HaptX says it has “prolonged its partnership with AIS International,” which marks a dedication by AIS to assist HaptX scale its product to serve extra clients.
“HaptX and AIS International have constructed a deep, profitable relationship devoted to innovation on the chopping fringe of the high-growth international haptics market,” mentioned Joe Baddeley, CEO of AIS International. “AIS International and KPS are thrilled to offer the sources, dedication, and experience essential to assist aggressive scaling of HaptX’s business footprint.”
HaptX isn’t speaking specifics about its “next-generation product suite” simply but, however we are able to guess it’ll be a extra compact and hopefully extra inexpensive model of its haptic VR gloves.