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Light Field Lab

Light Field Lab

Light Field Lab is a technology company making holographic ecosystems.

Light Field Lab is a technology company making holographic ecosystems that is headquartered in San Jose, California and was founded in 2017 by Brendan Bevensee, Ed Ibe, and Jon Karafin. The company is making high resolution holographic technology capable of projecting 3 dimensional images for the entertainment industry

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Seed

On January 25, 2018 Light Field Lab completed their seed funding round with $7 million in funding from Khosla Ventures, Sherpa Capital, and R7 Partners. The company plan on using their seed funding to build a prototype of their light-field display system that the company claims will make holographic objects appear as if they are floating in space without the need for accessories or head-mounted gear.

Series A

On August 12, 2019 Light Field Lab completed their series A funding round with $28 million in funding from Bosch Venture Capital (lead investor), Taiwania Capital (lead investor), Samsung, Verizon Ventures, Comcast, Liberty Global Ventures, NTT Docomo Ventures, Hella Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Alumni Ventures Group, R7 Partners, and Acme Capital. The company plans on using the funding to develop methods of scaling their holographic display technology from a prototype to finished product. The vice president of Liberty Global Ventures, Ankur Prakash, made the following statement regarding his firms participation in the series A round:

Light Field Lab’s holographic displays are the most exciting new technology we have seen in the entertainment space to date. We are thrilled to meaningfully participate in their Series A and are well-positioned to help them align with the industry’s top content creators and accelerate holographic media distribution on next-generation networks.

Timeline

August 12, 2019

Series A

Light Field Lab has scored a $28 million Series A from Bosch Venture Capital and Taiwania Capital, with further investment from Khosla Ventures, Samsung Ventures, Verizon Ventures and Comcast also investing.

August 2019

Light Field Lab raises a $28,000,000 series A round from Hella ventures Berlin, R7 Partners, Bosch VC, Comcast, Khosla Ventures, ACME Capital, Samsung Ventures, Taiwania Capital Management, Verizon Ventures, Alumni Ventures Group and NTT DOCOMO Ventures.

January 2018

Light Field Lab raises a $7,000,000 seed round from Khosla Ventures, R7 Partners and Sherpa Capital.

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Lucas Matney
August 12, 2019
TechCrunch
Although 3D TVs may have grabbed all the headlines a decade ago at CES, the tech never found a useful inroad into consumers' homes. Not everyone has given up on them, though they look a bit different now. Light Field Lab, a Bay Area startup that emerged from stealth two years ago, wants to build [...]

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