2nd of the Mayor of London’s TechInvest – Augmented & Virtual Reality

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UK Business Angels Association

15 March 2018

The second event in The Mayor of London’s TechInvest took place on March 13th focusing on Augmented and Virtual Reality. Partnered with the Mayor of London, UK Business Angels welcomed 160 investors with over £1bn combined investment capacity to Prince Phillip House, home of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Accompanied by a beautiful view overlooking The Mall and St. James’s Park, investors immersed themselves into an exciting digital world as they demoed the wide range of technologies and applications offered by the entrepreneurs, and experienced what the future of AR and VR offers.

The top ten presenting businesses were selected from over 60 applications from AR and VR innovators here in London, with the leading businesses chosen by our expert judges, Simon Menashy – MMC Ventures, Dr Nadia Danhash – InnovationRCA, Ben Blume – Atomico, Liz Rosenthal – Power to the Pixel, Josh Burge – Edge Investments and Aurelian Simon – Digital Catapult. The evening included deeply insightful keynotes on the potential of the immersive tech space and the future of AR and VR from Jess Butcher MBE, co-founder and director of Blippar and Dr Jeremy Silver, CEO of Digital Catapult. The top ten presenting businesses showcased various applications of AR and VR that have the potential to significantly change the way we interact with the digital world in healthcare, personal fitness, education, digital media and creative content. The presenting businesses comprised:

FitXR
FundamentalVR
Gamar
Immersive Rehab
Kodama
MEL Science
Mesmerise
Reality Zero One
Virtual Speech
WeEvolve

The four-year TechInvest event series will see another 3 events taking place in 2018, featuring various growing tech sectors including our next event, which will showcase smart cities technologies. The primary goal of TechInvest is to continually highlight London’s leading tech entrepreneurs, and create a strong platform for them to access the investment they need to scale their businesses, whilst playing a key role in securing London’s celebrated title as one of the world’s leading innovation hubs.

For more information on upcoming events please visit the TechInvest website techinvest.london

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