8 finalists compete for investment from acclaimed investor Christopher Obeder; More than 150 companies from 40 countries appliedThank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Augmented World Expo® (AWE), the leading series of worldwide events focused exclusively on the business of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), collectively known as XR is referred to as. , today announced the finalists of the $200,000 XR Start-up Pitch Competition for AWE Europe.
The final winner is being offered the investment (subject to due diligence) by Christopher Oberder of Chris Ventures, a start-up from Germany and California.https://www.start-up-chris.com/,
The winner selected by the judges will not only receive a $200,000 investment from the Start-up Chris Fund, but will also receive an Auggie Award recognizing the team as an AWE EU 2023 “Start-up to Watch”.
A record 150 global AR and VR start-ups from 40 countries applied – with particularly strong showings from Austria, France, Germany, the Nordic region and the UK, reflecting the strong European ecosystem for XR. These start-ups cover technology stacks of diverse domains with a high concentration in AI platforms for capture and creation, games, arts and culture, AR glasses, ecommerce and advertising.
The finalists, selected from over 150 entries that passed the first round of due diligence, are:
Competing start-ups will present their XR companies to a panel of expert judges including Mr. Obeder; Petri Rajhalme, Founding Partner FOV Ventures; and Leanne Segers, Venture Scout and co-founder of Women in Immersive Technologies (WIIT) Europe.
Chris is a serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and investor with over 12 years of experience in the tech industry. He is the Founder and CEO of Start-Up Chris Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in start-ups at all stages and supports them in growth hacking, M&A and fundraising.
He is also a member of Forbes 30 Under 30 and one of the leading growth hackers worldwide with over 350 million app installs to date. Mr. Oberder co-founded and sold four companies and helped start-ups raise more than $360 million in funding – he is an acclaimed investor at various high-profile companies such as Airbnb, Arista Networks, Coinbase, Okta and Splunk. Are early stage investors.
“The breadth and depth of the young start-ups deemed eligible to advance from Pre-Seed to Series A to the final shows the strong momentum for XR innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe,” said Christopher Obeder of Start-Up-Chris Ventures. Is.”
More than 100 exhibitors and sponsor brands have signed up for AWE Europe, taking place October 24 and 25, 2023 in Vienna. A sampling of the major names participating include Bank Austria, Bayer, HTC, Lenovo, Meta, Niantic, Pico, Qualcomm, Red Bull, Siemens, Swisscom and Vuzix, among many others.
Investors can still apply for the free pass by submitting their credentials at https://www.awexr.com/global/investors.
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