Across a range of applications, exoskeletons are increasingly being introduced to augment human capability — for assistive purposes in the workplace, and for enabling or rehabilitative purposes in the healthcare market.
“Driving these kinds of changes are fueling a lot of new startup efforts and company strategy changes. Here are three examples of firms that can help you fuel this type of change.”
Although Chinese computer vision or augmented reality (AR) investment grew 3x to $3.9 billion over the last 12 months, in stark contrast North American venture capital (VC) investment in AR/VR startups dropped below $120 million in Q3 2018.
via Digi Capital
“Blitzscaling is what we call both the general framework and the specific techniques that allow companies to achieve massive scale at incredible speed. If you’re growing at a rate that is so much faster than your competitors that it makes you feel uncomfortable, then hold on tight, you might be blitzscaling!”
Overall Internet of Things (IoT) funding has stabilized. The last 12 months saw $3.3 billion in total recorded IoT investments. At the same time, successful exits are increasing. The total number of acquisitions or exits saw a new record during the second quarter of 2018 (27 in total).
via IoT Analytics
Augmented and Virtual Reality startups raised a record over $3.6 billion from VCs and corporates in the last 12 months to the end of Q1 2018. Over three-quarters of a billion dollars was invested in the first 3 months of this year alone.