AxonVR Gets $5.8M For Virtual Reality Haptics

San Luis Obispo- and Seattle-based AxonVR announced today that it has raised $5.8M in a seed funding round, for its development of realistic touch (haptic) technology for use in virtual and augmented reality. The company said the round was led by Chinese company NetEase, and also included Dawn Patrol Ventures and former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, along with The Virtual Reality Company, Jon Snoddy (Walt Disney Imagineering), Keeler Investment Group, and Paul Matthaeus (Digital Kitchen). The company's founders are CEO Jake Rubin and Lead Engineer Dr. Robert Crockett. More information »