We recently made one of our biggest announcements: We launched the Shasta Camera Fund to empower passionate visionaries working in Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and camera-first Computer Vision applications.
At Shasta, we see so much potential in the AR & VR ecosystem. The Shasta Camera Fund will spur innovation when entrepreneurs are in the early stages of development, giving them the capital they need to turn their dreams into reality.
Jacob Mullins, Principal at Shasta, announced the Shasta Camera Fund on stage at TechCrunch’s Disrupt San Francisco. Hear him describe how this dedicated pre-seed / seed fund helps tech visionaries develop great ideas into epic products.
We were excited to see how much buzz the fund has created across the web. Here are some of the biggest headlines, in case you missed them.
Shasta Ventures launches a fund to accelerate AR and VR app development. TechCrunch highlights that “the astronomical success of applications like Pokemon Go have demonstrated how even an extremely basic AR application can greatly enhance the appeal of a mobile experience.” But without adequate funding, many won’t get the opportunity to share their innovations with the world. As Jacob mentioned during his time on stage, the Shasta Camera Fund fills this gap.
Shasta announces Camera Fund for AR and computer vision companies. VentureBeat also spoke with Jacob about our exciting news. “The people are super smart, the way they’re using the technology is super smart, now is the time they should be getting the fuel to build so that they can be first in the market when ARKit happens, or ARCore,” Jacob shared in an interview.
Shasta develops camera-focused fund as computer-vision sector heats up. YahooFinance covers our original release that details the fund itself as well as the seismic shift in Computer Vision. The release also details our deep involvement in the AR/VR ecosystem such as VRTuesday Meetups and ARKitchen office hours that allows us to offer a community network and access to platform partners for entrepreneurs we work with.
We can’t wait to see what the future holds for this space! Have an amazing project in the works that you think would be a great fit for the Shasta Camera Fund? We’d love to hear what you’re envisioning. Learn more about the Camera Fund by visiting our website or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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