Digi-Capital: $4.1bn was invested in AR and VR in 2019

Digi-Capital: $4.1bn was invested in AR and VR in 2019

The augmented and virtual reality sectors brought in $4.1bn in investment during 2019.

That's according to research firm Digi-Capital – as reported by VentureBeat – which pegs the period as the third-highest year for funding for the markets after both 2018 and 2017.

That investment appears to have been made in the first three quarters of 2019, with Digi-Capital saying that funding saw a decline in the final quarter of the year – both in terms of the amount of investment and the number of deals.

The bulk of these investments were made in the tech, games and photo/video sectors. A huge percentage of the deals made were for seed funding, with Series A proving to be the next biggest level.

Most of the investments made were below $1m, with those between $1m and $5m being the next largest segment.

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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he was hired to launch for Steel Media before departing the firm in October 2019.

He has also written for, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.


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