In the News
October 28, 2020
Off we go
In our continued effort to bring Tilt Five holographic gaming experience to the world, we are pleased to share the media coverage we have received about closing our Series A funding. This capital will help expand our team, improve our tech, and bring affordable augmented reality to the homes of millions.
It has been no small feat building a company and raising venture capital during a global lockdown. The joy we get knowing there are so many along with us for this journey is immeasurable.
We're grateful for the coverage of our raise. Here's some great highlights!
In his Venture Beat article, Dean Takahashi says,
... the company will focus on a more targeted and less ambitious product. By combining AR glasses, a gameboard, and a wand controller, Tilt Five wants to engage players in tabletop and video games in shared 3D holographic environments.
Read the full article: Tilt Five raises $7.5 million for AR goggles for tabletop board games by Dean Takahashi, October 28, 2020, he says
Brendan Sinclair for Games Industry speaks about the challenges of delivering high-quality hardware and fulfilling promises to Kickstarter backers in the midst of global turmoil,
It hasn't been a perfect solution, as Ellsworth laments the lack of relationship-building and rapport with the factory employees that normally helps when problems arise. She adds the relationships with the people actually building the hardware are further impacted by a political atmosphere of "sabre-rattling" heightened between the US and China. Tilt Five is navigating those challenges with the help of one of the company's investors, Logitech.
Read the full article: Tilt Five on working around the pandemic to deliver tabletop AR by Brendan Sinclair, October 28, 2020
UploadVR's Ian Hamilton is optimistic,
...if Tilt Five does find any measure of success in 2021 or beyond it might represent one of the most remarkable underdog stories in modern tech history.
Read the full article here: Tilt Five Secures $7.5 Million Investment For Its AR Glasses by Ian Hamilton, October 28, 2020
Scott Hayden for Road to VR,
Tilt Five, the startup behind the eponymous AR headset for tabletop gaming, today announced it has secured $7.5 million in Series A funding.
Read the full article: Crowdfunded AR Startup Tilt Five Secures $7.5M Series A Investment by Scott Hayden, October 28, 2020
Auganix writer Sam Sprigg quotes Jeffery Smith, General Partner of SIP Global Partners and Tilt Five board member,
“SIP Global Partners invested in Tilt Five because we believe that, with its revolutionary approach to AR and deeply collaborative experiences, Tilt Five is poised to be the first globally successful consumer AR game system.” Smith added, “We’ve been closely following Tilt Five’s CEO Jeri Ellsworth’s career and believe she and her team have the technical acumen and depth of experience to make Tilt Five an incredible success.”
Read the full article: Augmented Reality board game creator Tilt Five secures USD $7.5 million in Series A funding by Sam Sprigg, October 28, 2020