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BSkyB invests $400,000 in VR firm Jaunt

The Silicon Valley startup creates hardware, software and content for virtual reality devices such as the Oculus Rift.
July 28, 2014

U.K. pay-tv firm BSkyB has made a second cash injection into Jaunt, a Silicon Valley startup founded in 2013 that specializes in VR technology.

The $400,000 provided by Sky follows an initial investment of $350,000, which the company made last December. Palo Alto-based Jaunt creates hardware, software and content for virtual reality devices such as the Oculus Rift headset (pictured above).

The news comes after Atlantic Productions recently set up a company called Alchemy VR to make content for VR headsets. Sky and Atlantic are partnered in a joint venture called Colossus Productions, formed in 2011 to develop original 3D programming for UK and international audiences.

In its regulatory filing to the London Stock Exchange, Sky says the additional funding “will provide additional insight into developments within the field” of VR.

In April, Jaunt stated that it had received $6.8 million collectively from Redpoint Ventures, Dolby chairman Peter Gotcher, Sling Media co-founder Blake Krikorian, and SV Angel, in addition to the funding from Sky.

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