Two-year-old VR and AR startup Pluto VR has pulled in $13.9 million to build out its platform, which focuses on multi-user interaction within VR apps, according to GeekWire. Howard Schultz-founded VC Maveron led the round, which represents the first equity investment for the Seattle-based Pluto.
The company’s founder, John Vechey, previously established PopCap Games, a developer and publisher of video games that sold to Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) for $650 million in cash in 2011. After spending a few years as a general manager at EA, he went on to found Pluto, which is currently rolling out an alpha test and has no immediate plans to release its product publicly, according to GeekWire.
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