Over $4 billion AR/VR investment in 2019 for 3rd highest year

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Digi-Capital’s AR/VR Analytics Platform tracked $4.1 billion AR/VR investment in 2019, the third-highest virtual reality investment and augmented reality investment year on record after 2017 and 2018. However, investment dropped significantly in Q4 2019 compared to the previous quarter in terms of both deal volume (i.e. number of deals) and deal value (i.e. dollars invested). If that quarterly drop is indicative of a longer term trend, some AR/VR startups might need to focus on revenue generation and managing their burn rates this year, rather than leveraging VC investment to accelerate growth. Tracking the first two quarters of 2020 could be critical to see where virtual and augmented reality market investment is headed next.

AR/VR Investment Dealflow (number of deals)

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Digi-Capital AR/VR Analytics Platform. Note: free charts do not include

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Digi-Capital

Tim Merel, founder and managing director of Digi-Capital, has experience in AR/VR, mobile, games & digital from both investment banking and industry, with education in software engineering, law and business from Yale and Sydney University. Tim is a global super-connector, with C-level relationships across start-ups, high growth independents, corporates and VC/private equity. Tim leverages his knowledge, relationships and ideas within and across regions in America, Asia and Europe for M&A, investment and strategy, using his experience from 60 engagements globally. Tim is recognised as a global AR/VR, mobile and games expert, equally comfortable at discussing deal structures, strategy, operations or technology. Tim is also Founder/CEO of Eyetouch Reality, and has worked for News Corporation and Ernst & Young in America, Asia and Europe.

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