Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Total Immersion Receives USD $5,5M in Funding Led by Intel Capital
Press Release :  Total Immersion, global leader in augmented reality, announced today that it has secured USD $5,5M in a funding round led by Intel Capital joined by existing investors Partech, iSource and Elaia Partners. The new funding will be used towards further development of the D’Fusion platform and to drive new usage of augmented reality (AR) for end-users. Specifically, the team will be focusing on expanding operations in Asia and in the US, developing a large community of developers and exploring new consumer markets.
“Augmented reality is one of the key technologies enabling contextual computing on the mobile phone, tablets and PC through interactive experience for exploration, suggestion and direction. At Total Immersion, we’re constantly looking for developing usage of augmented reality experiences for our customers and for end-users and this investment is another big step towards that objective,” said Bruno Uzzan, CEO and co-founder of Total Immersion.
“Total Immersion provides a unique and immersive user experience,” said Christian Morales, General Manager, Europe, Middle East, Africa of Intel Corporation. “Augmented reality is changing the way how people perceive and interact with their environment. It offers new opportunities for both developers and users. We look forward to working with Total Immersion to develop new usage experiences for Intel platforms”
“Augmented reality is a disruptive technology blending real life with digital information which will enable new and exciting businesses” said Marcos Battisti, Intel Capital’s Managing Director for Western Europe and Israel. “Total Immersion is bringing this ground breaking new technology into everyday life and our investment will enable the company to accelerate its growth and adoption. We are truly excited by Total Immersion’s capabilities and their contribution to future evolutions in this field.”

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