On Thursday, Mojo launched Vision, a startup of former engineers from Apple, Amazon, Google and other major pillars of Silicon Valley, stealth-funded, with $ 50 million for a hands-free, augmented-reality platform without Smartphones were supported. Tablets or other devices.
The financing round involved as venture and strategic investors include the Shanda Group, Khosla Ventures, NEA, Fusion Fund, Liberty Global Ventures, 8VC, the Dolby Family Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures, Open Field Capital and others.
The financing enables Mojo Vision to build a software platform and underlying hardware for what the company calls an "invisible computing" paradigm.
"People want the technology to deliver information faster and faster, more convenient ways, but in many cases, the scale is tilted the other way." "Immediate access to information that we enjoy today can also take us from key areas of our business." Drew Perkins, CEO of Mojo Vision, said in a statement
"Invisible Computing is about a faster one and more natural access to information, but with no phones, tablets, or other devices in the way. In the world of invisible computing, we can focus on the people around us without disrupting today's screens. "
Perhaps as the inventor of the Point-to-Point Protocol ( (PPP), Perkins is flanked in the lead by Chief Technology Officer Mike Wiemer and Chief Science Officer Michael Deering, who co-founded Solar Junction Specializing in solar cells, satellite power plants and laser diodes, Deering is a computer vision expert with more than 130 patents.
Although the company has the peculiarities of using its product, the team expects its technology to focus on the real world without resorting to to stare at a screen with the ability to freely access information without fumbling with a device.
The company cites survey results (from a relatively small sample size) of 1,000 respondents) that point to their technology What information they want to access without a device, 54% of respondents wanted to remember the names of people in such 40% wanted to remember information in business meetings.
In general, the augmented reality industry is the case The trajectory tends from smartphones and tablets to smartglasses and headsets. However, Mojo Vision's vague statements imply that they replace not only mobile devices but wearables that could be considered "other devices."
Identifying the names of people? Hands-free for information? No Equipment Let's talk about AR contact lenses as shown in the Netflix Sci-Film series by Altered Carbon or an implant as seen in Anon ?
perhaps. But until Mojo Vision reveals his plans, one can only guess. Still, some smart people are willing to put $ 50 million on whatever turns out to be.