Curiscope, a U.K. protracted and practical existence calm startup, has lifted a $1 million seed turn led by LocalGlobe, a seed VC organisation founded by Saul and Robin Klein. Ascension Ventures, Force over Mass, ustwo Adventure, and Richard Fearn also participated.
The subsidy follows crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter and Indiegogo final year for a company’s The Virtuali-Tee product, an protracted existence knowledge that combines a t-shirt and app to let we try partial of a tellurian body. Curiscope other’s product out in a furious is a practical existence knowledge called Great White Sharks.
Specifically, The Virtuali-Tee is described as a high-quality t-shirt, partnered with a giveaway app, that enables children and adults to learn a tellurian physique in wholly charcterised 3D regulating immersive protracted and practical reality.
“The t-shirt’s singular pattern is picked adult by a camera duty on a app, permitting users to burst into a pumping heart to move training to life, or cocktail their phone into a Google Cardboard to douse themselves wholly in an anatomical adventure,” explains a Brighton-based company. It adds that a knowledge can be enjoyed with others or alone by a “selfie mode”.
In a brief call yesterday with CEO Ed Barton, who founded Curiscope with Ben Kidd, he described a company’s broader goal as wanting to build something same to Discovery Channel though for AR and VR.
Right now, he concedes, a record is utterly nascent and calm mostly lacking, though that is accurately a event a startup wants to grasp — both by building a possess consumer protracted and practical existence products or by partnering with brands to do a same.
Barton says that a investment will be used by Curiscope for expansion and to take advantage of new advancements in a space. This, of course, includes iOS 11 and a implications for AR, alongside Android’s recently rejigged equivalent.
Meanwhile, George Henry, Partner during LocalGlobe, says that while a adoption of protracted and practical existence is still during a really early stage, a seed-stage VC organisation believes that Curiscope is “building market-leading experiences”.