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VRChat

VRChat

A virtual reality communications platform. It was founded in 2014 and is located in San Francisco, California.

VRChat is a San Francisco-based technology company that specializes in community-oriented virtual reality. Users can bring their own 3D content onto the platform and it can be transformed into a social experience. As of 2018, more than four million people have used the platform.

Product

The company's product can be used on Steam, Oculus, or in the VRChat mobile application and is free to use. It has a software development kit that users can utilize to run their own virtual reality spaces and activities on the platform. Users can pick their own avatars and interact with people from all over the world on VRChat. Communication with others can take form via audio, chat, hand gestures using the avatar, and through games. Games that are offered include Capture the Flag and bowling. There are also weekly events that users can remotely attend.

VRChat has a Quick Menu which is to be used to access almost all of the features on the platform. Options include direct interactions, microphones, worlds menu, avatar menu, social menu, and systems menu.

Timeline

September 5, 2019
VRChat has Series C round of funding

The company raises $10 million in a Series C round of funding.

September 21, 2017
VRChat raises a $4,000,000 series A round from Brightstone Venture Capital, HTC, Rothenberg Ventures and WS Investments.
October 4, 2016
VRChat raises a $1,200,000 seed round from HTC.
2014
VRChat was founded by Graham Gaylor and Jesse Joudrey.

Funding rounds

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Graham Gaylor

Co-Founder

Jesee Joudrey

Co-Founder

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Immersive Social Platform 'VRChat' Raises $10 Million in Venture Capital

Ben Lang

Web

September 5, 2019

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

VRChat Developer Update #4

June 26, 2018

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Tafi
May 18, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Tafi, the leading provider of 3D avatar solutions, announced it is teaming up with VRChat to enhance the customer experience by providing new...
Ian Carlos Campbell
March 19, 2021
The Verge
Gucci has launched an exclusively virtual pair of designer sneakers called The Gucci Virtual 25 for use in augmented reality and games like Roblox.
Nick Statt
November 9, 2020
The Verge
Furry, YouTuber, and VR enthusiast CooperTom re-created the Trump campaign's now-iconic Four Seasons Total Landscaping press conference in VRChat. Anyone can now visit and relive the final death throes of the campaign.

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