Helsinki based Varjo, who specialise in XR technology, has received strong support from new and existing investors to meet the growing demand for enterprise virtual and mixed reality.
Series C funding and New Investors
Varjo has closed a $54 million round of Series C funding. Tesi, NordicNinja, and Swisscanto Invest by Zürcher Kantonalbank are among the new investors contributing to the series C round, in addition to follow-on investment participation from existing investors including Lifeline Ventures, Atomico, EQT Ventures and Volvo Cars Tech Fund.
Appointing New CEO
The company also announced the appointment of Timo Toikkanen, previously president and COO of Varjo, as the new CEO. Co-founder and previous CEO, Niko Eiden, will continue to drive the company’s technological innovations as CXO and a board member.
“We are seeing tremendous demand for virtual and mixed reality use cases, particularly as much of the world continues to work remotely,” said Timo Toikkanen, CEO of Varjo.
“When you combine the photorealistic resolution and accurate, integrated eye tracking found in our devices with the broad software compatibility we offer, the possibilities for creating, training and running research in immersive environments are endless. With support from our growing group of investors, we look forward to scaling our operations and delivering the cutting-edge technology our customers need to transform the way they work.”
Accelerating Global Expansion
With this latest infusion of capital, the company has raised just over $100 million to date, which will allow Varjo to accelerate its global expansion and development of industry-leading hardware and software products.
Varjo is the first and only company in the world to deliver human-eye resolution virtual and mixed reality devices to meet the most demanding enterprise applications across training and simulation, design and engineering, and research.
Global enterprises including Volvo Cars, Boeing, Audi and Siemens use the company’s XR-1 Developer Edition, VR-2 and VR-2 Pro devices to conduct immersive astronaut and pilot training, design the cars of the future, streamline product development, and more.
“Varjo has established itself as a proven industry leader, as evidenced by its ability to continually push the boundaries of virtual and mixed reality and support the most demanding enterprise applications across industries,” said Keith Bonnici, Investment Director at Tesi.
“With their history of breathtaking product innovation, a strong and experienced team and increasing market demand, we are excited to be on board on their journey of revolutionizing computing for all.”
“We were early seed investors in Varjo and believed in their vision for how immersive computing could transform the way professionals work from the very beginning. In less than four years, Varjo has delivered both industry-leading hardware and software to the market,” said Petteri Koponen, Founding Partner at Lifeline Ventures and Varjo’s Chairman of the Board.
“We are thrilled to be participating in this latest funding round as the company continues to scale and deliver an ecosystem capable of bringing enterprise XR adoption mainstream.”
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