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Don Stein

Founder of Fengari LLC

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🏆 Guide to Raise Capital for XR Startups 🏆

▶️Embark on Your AR/VR Funding Journey with Confidence Think you have the next breakthrough in the realm of AR/VR? You're onto something big? As with any rocket-ship, the journey from concept to reality requires fuel - capital. This is your roadmap to that critical resource. This guide includes: ▶️Introduction▶️Quotes from AR/VR founders▶️Lists of AR/VR Investors▶️Contact info for Leading AR/VR funds▶️Investment Thesis Breakdown▶️Pitch Advice▶️10 Most Common VC Questions for AR/VR▶️Why is...

4 months ago • 17 min read

Please purchase your membership today so we can kick this community off right! https://www.skool.com/the-spatial-collective-6210/about (The #1 resource for AR/VR founders, investors, and pioneers) Finale Event Thank you so much for all of those who have been joining us the past few months. This was our last public event, all RSVP information for future events can be found inside of the 'calendar' in Skool. I'll keep adding them there as I book more monthly people. What's to come? Next week,...

29 days ago • 1 min read

Venture Capital Reality Check A (virtual) reality check for AR/VR founders from top VC's It's my honor to invite you to RSVP today to the best VC conversation of 2024! Happening tomorrow! We've arranged for three top investors to share their financial perspective. The audience will be full of AR/VR founders. Conversation will be curated by myself, so you know it's going to be great! Venture panelist General Catalyst The operator extraordinaire, Andrea Wang! She's a Partner, Seed/Early...

about 1 month ago • 1 min read

Venture Capital Reality Check A (virtual) reality check for AR/VR founders from top VC's It's my honor to invite you to RSVP today to the best VC conversation of 2024! We've arranged for three top investors to share their financial perspective. The audience will be full of AR/VR founders. Conversation will be curated by myself, so you know it's going to be great! Venture panelist General Catalyst The operator extraordinaire, Andrea Wang! She's a Partner, Seed/Early investor, and former...

about 2 months ago • 1 min read

Hi Everyone! Two things that I hope are helpful on your journey through virtual reality and augmented reality. Invitation to our venture capital panel on May 8th Free 26-page research on AR/VR in the Enterprise (use cases from Mercedes, Unilever, Boeing, Airbus, Walmart, BP..) Venture Capital Panel for AR/VR Innovation (RSVP here) On May 8th, I'm hosting a panel with 3 venture capitalist who are leaders in AR/VR investing. They're people I've met over the years, and respect their views on our...

about 2 months ago • 1 min read

Virtual Myths in the Business World Low Key, Big Future When Businesses think of Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality, they mistakenly think of the Metaverse. They imagine a whimsical virtual land populated by animated characters who run around playing games, all the while real-life users suffer from motion sickness. That’s funny, but it's a mistake. That would be the same mistake as associating computers with only World of Warcraft. Totally overlooking all the wonderful innovations for...

2 months ago • 7 min read

Private Group for VR CEO’s I built my career by hosting Meetup events in San Francisco. I hosted 30+ of them over 3 years. Next I built a virtual events company where we turned users into avatars who could walk around a virtual event venue with full functioning VOIP and spatialized sound. We hosted thousands of those. Now, I’m continuing my mission by launching a private community on Skool specific for VR CEO’s. Click here to Join now For those who aren’t aware, Skool is well on its way to...

3 months ago • 2 min read

The median sized round of an AR/VR/3D startup raising in Q1 2024 is between $2M to $4M according to Crunchbase, signaling the majority raising right now are at the Seed stage. AR/VR Funding Trend This is in stark contrast to A.I. startups which have seen 298 funding rounds announced in Q1 2024 with the majority of round sizes between $20M to $40M. AI Startup Funding Trend However, AR/VR is still very much alive thanks to Apple's new device. And there are some healthy late stage AR/VR/3D...

4 months ago • 6 min read
VR's rockstar

AR/VR Startups: Need help fundraising for you XR startup? Apply here VC & Angels: I see many deals in AR/VR, want me to share them with you? Submit your investor profile The Rockstar of VR The guy on the left is not David Bowie, it’s Tony Parisi, and Tony is one of the most veteran leaders of Virtual Reality. In fact, Tony first started telecommuting and working remote in the 1990’s.. How many other people on earth can say that!? Today, I’m excited to announce we recorded a podcast together...

5 months ago • 7 min read

>> Apply to get listed in our XR Startup database << STARTUPS only >> Apply to receive AR/VR startup dealflow << INVESTORS only Which AR/VR Startups are Raising $20M+? There are clear trends emerging by category. 1. Security & Defense: Startup: Red 6 Funding: $70,000,000 They’ve developed an augmented-reality fighter pilot headset which is worn during training and combat. Previously, no AR system was able to create holograms in bright sunlight and at high speeds, but the EVE Headset is doing...

5 months ago • 6 min read
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