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Top 6 Augmented Reality Unicorn Companies in 2022

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The Augmented Reality industry is filled with successful companies that have raised millions of dollars in VC funding that came from some of the top investors in the world.

Many of these successes have turned into unicorns — private companies worth over $1 billion.

If you want to build the next unicorn in the Augmented Reality space, these 6 companies should be your inspiration.

6 Augmented Reality Unicorns Companies

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Niantic

Niantic

Niantic is a software platform is designed to power the next generation of augmented reality mobile apps.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $9.00

    B (

    November 2017

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    John Hanke, Phil Keslin

  • Industries:

    Augmented Reality, Software, Video Games, Virtual Reality

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $770.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    22

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Anduril

Anduril

Anduril Industries is a defense product company that custom builds high-tech surveillance solutions that suit the specific needs of both military agencies and security companies alike.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $4.60

    B (

    September 2019

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Irvine

  • Started in:

    2017

  • Founders:

    Brian Schimpf, Joseph Chen, Matt Grimm, Palmer Luckey, Trae Stephens

  • Industries:

    Aerospace, Augmented Reality, Government, National Security, Virtual Reality

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $828.50M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    20

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Rec Room

Rec Room

Rec Room is a social network for gamers and creators. Play games, create your own levels, and share all with friends.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.50

    B (

    March 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Seattle

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Bilal Orhan, Cameron Brown, Dan Kroymann, John Bevis, Josh Wehrly, Nick Fajt

  • Industries:

    Augmented Reality, Gaming, Software, Virtual Reality

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $294.82M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    11

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Magic Leap

Magic Leap

Magic Leap is a next-generation wearable computer that enables users to interact with digital devices in a cinematic way.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.00

    B (

    October 2014

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Plantation

  • Started in:

    2010

  • Founders:

    Brian Schowengerdt, Rony Abovitz

  • Industries:

    Augmented Reality, Computer Vision, Video, Wearables

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $426.50M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    11

  • Number of investors:

    28

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Hailo

Hailo

Hailo is a developer of a specialized deep learning processor that delivers the performance of a data center-class computer to edge devices.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    June 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Israel

  • City:

    Tel Aviv

  • Started in:

    2017

  • Founders:

    Avi Baum, Hadar Zeitlin, Orr Danon

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Embedded Systems, Hardware, Semiconductor

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $217.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    17

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Scandit

Scandit

Scandit is a technology platform that offers smart data capture and barcode scanning software solutions for its users.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    February 2022

    )

  • Country:

    Switzerland

  • City:

    Zurich

  • Started in:

    2009

  • Founders:

    Christian Floerkemeier, Christof Roduner, Samuel Mueller

  • Industries:

    Augmented Reality, Image Recognition, Machine Learning, Mobile Apps, Software

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $273.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    13

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