It would appear the future is looking bright for location-based virtual reality experiences. This industry has seen notable growth, and the best may have yet to come in this regard. Tyffon, a California-based VR startup, succeeded in raising $2.17m to expand its location-based VR offerings across the United States.
Tyffon has Bold Plans for Virtual Reality
It is safe to say the past few years have been both successful and interesting for Tyffon. The Santa Monica startup took part in the Disney Accelerator program in 2014. Although its initial focus was on mobile apps, the company is now working location-based VR and mixed reality projects. This is a booming industry at this stage, and exploring new opportunities is a smart idea.
Various companies agree with the vision outlined by Tyffon. The company secured $2.17m in funding from various partners. Their current objective is to bring its two location-based experiences to the broader US market. Corridor and Fluctus are two very interesting creations which can easily transport consumers to a very different world compared to what they are used to.
Tyffon CEO Ken Fukazawa adds:
“We are gratified by our new investment and look forward to expanding our innovative and impactful Tyffonium immersive experiences to audiences in the U.S. Our new investors include SEGA SAMMY Holdings, a world-renowned innovator in technology and entertainment.”
Up until now, both of these experiences were only available in Tokyo. At the local Tyffonium, the company offers its own creations to the wider audience. The funding will be used to set up a second Tokyo location and expand tot he US for the very first time. It appears Los Angeles will be their point of focus, albeit no specific information has been revealed as of yet.
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