Announcing our Series B
“Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see” — Rene Magritte
Today, we’re excited to announce our $27M Series B funding round led by Benchmark Capital and Index Ventures, with Mitch Lasky and Mike Volpi joining our board. We started Ubiquity6 a year ago to bring people together in physical spaces by enabling massively shared augmented reality. This round lets us get there faster.
Our belief is that shared AR can unlock entirely new, valuable ways for humans to interact with each other, and we’re focused on three missing pieces to enable this future:
- Shared spaces — using computer vision to allow anyone with a smartphone to see the same reality as everyone else in real time
- Fast, lightweight authoring — without requiring deep expertise in game programming, multiplayer networking or computer vision so anyone can easily make shared AR experiences
- A spatial browser — to allow you to search, discover and launch AR experiences with friends and family wherever you are, instantly
The combination of these three things finally enables the spatial internet — one where we’re able to share our lives unconstrained, freely, in all three coordinate axes- in useful and magical ways, something we’ve seen repeatedly over the last year in bigger and bigger shared spaces. For example, last Thursday we successfully hosted what I believe is the single largest shared, real time AR experience ever attempted, when hundreds of people at the SFMOMA were able to collectively launch an AR website authored by our tools, edit the same space using their own phones, and experience the works of Rene Magritte in a way that hasn’t been possible until now:
With these building blocks in place, we’re excited to begin rolling out shared, ubiquitous AR globally, and can’t wait to see what people make. Our small team of 25 is growing fast, and if you think you’d enjoy working on bringing the spatial internet to people all over the planet, we’d love to hear from you!
- anjney, ceo & cofounder
We’re thankful to the many people who’ve supported and invested in us since the beginning, including Kleiner Perkins, First Round Capital, Gradient Ventures, LDVP, Bing Gordon and Mike Abbott.