VCs are always on the lookout for the most disruptive and innovative technologies. Getting to cover the daily flood of financings in the venture industry, we come across a lot of the companies that are at the forefront of this innovation and disruption. Because it's hard to always keep up with the flow of VC deals, we've gathered for you some of the most interesting technologies to get VC backing in the last few weeks:
Magic Leap — A mix of mobile computing and augmented and virtual realities in the form of a light-weight wearable that injects realistic images into real-world situations. Google led a $542 million investment, with Andreessen Horowitz, KPCB and others participating.
Monsieur — An artificially intelligent robotic bartender that can be programmed with up to 300 different cocktails, able to pour 150 drinks without being refilled. The company raised $2 million in seed funding from BIP Capital, Base Ventures and TechSquare Labs.
Kespry — The manufacturer of a commercial-grade drone system that can be used to execute data-collecting missions to survey and capture data and photos of construction sites, agriculture fields, mining camps and more. Kespry raised a $10 million Series A ($32 million valuation) led by Lightspeed Venture Partners.
Moov — The developer of a wearable device that acts as a personal fitness coach, tracking users' movements as they exercise and providing interactive coaching. Moov raised $3 million in Series A funding led by Banyan Capital.
GLAMSQUAD — A provider of on-demand beauty services, bringing trained hair stylists and makeup artists directly to clients' homes, offices or other locations. Its $7 million round was raised at a valuation of almost $40 million.
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