Glue Collaboration, the Helsinki-based VR-driven collaboration platform, has raised a €three.five million seed spherical led through Maki.vc. Other traders come with Reaktor Innovations, Bragiel Brothers, and Foobar Technologies. Business Finland, the Finnish investment company for technology and innovation, and OP Bank additionally participated.
Glue is a cloud-based platform that facilitates virtual conferences between other folks all over the world, bringing them in combination in a three-d virtual area that’s totally customizable to the gang. The enjoy is designed to function a formidable selection to pricey bodily face-to-face conferences and lackluster audio or video calling techniques.
The company, which started 15 years in the past as an award-winning animation, XR and gaming studio and morphed into Glue in 2017, believes efficient staff collaboration calls for no longer simply communique but additionally the immersive feeling of “true presence” with different colleagues.
In reality, Glue has simply introduced a brand new exhibit of Microsoft safety answers in tandem with MacWell Creative, particularly an interactive, international “escape room”-like VR enjoy known as Intersection. Intersection brings in combination as much as 5 contributors in a shared virtual area to resolve more than a few cybersecurity puzzles and hacks in a race in opposition to the clock.
Glue CEO Jussi Havu stated: “We’re excited to partner with MacWell Creative on this concept, which serves as an excellent demonstration of what’s now possible from immersive 3D virtual spaces. When you enter Intersection, you interact with others as if you were face-to-face – there’s a true sense that you’re there with your teammates in the same physical space. That makes for high-quality collaboration as well as the much better rate of recall and retention that comes from learning by doing.”
Commenting at the funding, Havu persisted: “We are delighted that this group of leading technology investors believe in Glue and share our vision. We are now well positioned to accelerate the commercial phase of our growth and help organizations do business in a more productive and sustainable way.”
Ilkka Kivimäki, spouse at Maki.vc, stated: “Providing the optimal setting for effective virtual collaboration is no easy undertaking, but we are excited about the progress Glue has made. The result is a platform that offers enormous potential for businesses serious about reducing travel and cutting their carbon footprint.”