The Venture Reality Fund general partner & co-founder Tipatat Chennavasin travels around the world tracking the progress of virtual and augmented reality, and I had a chance to catch up with him at Microsoft Build 2019 in order to get his impressions of the HoloLens 2 and the recent MRDevDays conference put on by Microsoft. Chennavasin sees a significant improvement from the first to second version of the HoloLens that mirrors the scope of improvement from the Oculus DK1 to DK2 development kits. He is confident now that the HoloLens 2 will be able to provide enough functionality and comfort to be deployed at much larger scales to the point where he’s now looking to invest in more AR companies working on mixed reality projects.
We also talked about the of state of the VR and AR industry, why he thinks that there are a lot of strong indicators that there’s a healthy and vibrant XR ecosystem his impressions of Tiltbrush on the Quest, and some of the highlights of what he’s seeing as he’s traveling around the world connecting to the the global XR community.
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