Smithsonian American Art Museum, AECOM, andtranscosmos among the first companies to leverage the web-based VR authoring and publishing platform for 360-degree VR experiences
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 12, 2016 — Insta VR Inc (http://www.instavr.co), a virtual reality (VR) authoring, publishing, and analysis company, announced the close of a $2 million series A round of equity funding, led by The Venture Reality Fund (The VR Fund) .The company’s web-based solution enables
companies to quickly and easily author interactive 360-degree VR apps for mobile and desktop devices. Additionally, Insta VR today launched with three marquee clients : Smithsonian American Art Museum, AECOM and transcosmos Inc.
Daniel H. Haga,Founder of InstaVR, said: “We’re focused on enabling companies to create rich customer experiences through emerging VR technologies,and doing it in a way that’s easy and accessible.Both B2C as well as B2B companies are clamoring for ways to engage their end users with VR ,and we’re poised to be the frontrunners in this market through our cloud-based app publishing platform.”
Marco De Miroz, General Partner at The VR Fund, said: “Insta VR’s industry – changing authoring and publishing technology enables a wide variety of industries to reach their customers with immersive VRapps. We look forward to seeing the variety and depth of new VR apps in the market created by InstaVR’s platform.”
Through the Insta VR publishing platform, the Smithsonian American Art Museum now offers an immersive 360-degree app experience,called the Renwick Gallery WONDER 360.Nine leading contemporary artists—Jennifer Angus, Chakaia Booker,Gabriel Dawe, Tara Donovan,Patrick Dougherty , Janet Echelman,
John Grade, Maya Lin and Leo Villareal—created site-specific, gallery-sized installations inspired by the Renwick’s grand spaces.The resulting exhibition,titled “WONDER,” attracted more than 730,000 visitors from November 2015 through July 2016 and created a sensation on social media.Users can install the free app on mobile devices:
AECOM,a multinational engineering firm with over 92,000 employees in 150 countries,utilizes InstaVR to publish a multitude of VR experiences for different constituencies ,such as developing training modules for display on the Samsung Gear VR platform,and building immersive VR for community development meetings to allow the public to experience projects prior to voting on them.
Stephen Paul,Visualization Manager and DCS Americas Marketing of AECOM, said:”Insta VR allowed us a fast and effective way to reach our audience across multiple platforms.We’re very pleased,and looking forward to all the great developments to come.”
Insta VR will also be exhibiting on Monday,September 12 atTechCrunch Disrupt SF,as part of the VR Pavilion at Startup Alley.The company will showcase its technology and allow attendees to experience apps created using InstaVR on iPads, Google Cardboard, and Gear VR devices
During the InstaVR beta, over 2,000 companies registered to create thousands of 360-degree VR experiences across a wide array of industries, including real estate, hospitality, tourism, consumer goods, transportation, and construction. For more information and to access the InstaVR platform visit www.instavr.com.