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Sandbox VR

A company that uses virtual reality for entertainment purposes. It was founded in 2016 and is located in San Francisco, California.

Sandbox VR is a entertainment company that has a virtual reality product which can be used by consumers to play games and have adventures with their friends. It has locations in Hong Kong, Jakarta, Macau, Vancouver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Singapore.


The virtual reality experiences through Sandbox VR follow famous entertainment media stories, such as Star Trek: Discovery, Deadwood Mansion, Amber Sky 2008, and the Curse of Davy Jones. Players can go to an aforementioned location after booking a gaming session online. Between two and six people can encounter the experience in one room and it lasts for approximately one hour. They are given the necessary equipment for the adventure at the location, such as virtual reality glasses, sensors, and virtual reality weapons.


Sandbox VR has had three funding rounds, the latest one in 2019 being a Series A round. A total of $71 million had been raised in the most recent round. Investors include Andreessen Horowitz, FLOODGATE, and Alibaba.


January 2019
Sandbox VR raises a $68,000,000 series A round from Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, Alibaba Group, Andreessen Horowitz, CRCM Ventures, FLOODGATE, Stanford University, The a16z Cultural Leadership Fund and TriplePoint Capital.
December 2017
Sandbox VR raises a $3 seed round from Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, CRCM Ventures and MindWorks Ventures.
Sandbox VR was founded by Steve Zhao.

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Sandbox VR

April 13, 2018

Sandbox VR creates Star Trek: Discovery holodeck experience


August 16, 2019


Lucas Matney
August 26, 2020
A lagging trend of the past few months has been witnessing startups that COVID seemed poised to kill end up scaling back some of those deep cuts and taking off again. Not all spaces have been quite so lucky, in particular, lately we've seen a host of location-based virtual reality startups shut their doors. Virtual [...]
Lucas Matney
October 22, 2019
How funding rounds are classified these days has much more to do with positioning than any VC definitions, but it's still true that nothing has quite the pizzazz as the "strategic investment" celebrity party round. Sandbox VR, a location-based virtual reality startup that capped off a huge $68 million Series A led by Andreessen Horowitz [...]


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