360VUZ raises bridge round investment
UAE-based Immersive video mobile app 360VUZ, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding as part of a bridge round from Knollwood, Impact46, and DAI. This latest investment brings the startup’s total funding raised to date to $8.4 million. According to Crunchbase, the company raised $7.2 million in its Series A round.
Other investors include Shorooq Partners, KBW Ventures, Media Visions, AlTouq Group, Vision Ventures, Hala Ventures, 500Startups, Magnus Olsson, Samih Toukan, Jonathan Labin, DTEC Ventures, Plug and Play Ventures, Al Rashid family and other strategic angel investors.
Founded in 2017, The 360VUZ Teleporter mobile app has been adopted in more than 25 countries with a significant increase in user engagement and revenues month over month. The app leverages immersive media such as virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and extended reality (XR) to disrupt the telecommunications market.
In Q3 2020, 360VUZ signed agreements with more than 25 new telecoms companies from around the world covering markets such as the UK, Spain, Malaysia, Indonesia, Kuwait, Turkey, Morocco, Algeria, and South Africa. The new agreements were aimed to ease out the subscription for 360VUZ users around the globe and enhance their immersive experience.
“We believe that now more than ever our mission is vital to help people and businesses from all around the world by removing barriers of TTA (Travel, Time and Access) using our immersive platform and technologies,” said Khaled Zaatarah, founder and CEO of 360VUZ.
Recently, 360VUZ has introduced a set of features on a monthly basis such as the celebrity voice chat feature and VIP chat feature, connecting its users to celebrities.
With the new capital infusion, the company will be able to further develop its immersive video app proprietary technology and innovative features, expand its global reach, and offer more personalized experiences to build a hyper-connected world.
“360VUZ is uniquely positioned to build a global success story. The company has already demonstrated success in building an innovative product that is capable of being highly scalable to different geographies globally,” said Chris Rogers, 360VUZ board member and mobile industry expert.
“With the rise of the entertainment sector in Saudi Arabia, 360VUZ is in a great position to capitalise on this opportunity with its innovative technology and offer a full virtual experience. We’re excited to share the journey with the 360VUZ team, and admire their desire and determination to explore various areas of partnership with both local and international enterprises and introducing a product to serve a global scale,” said Abdulaziz Alomran, founding partner at Impact46.