Nomadic, a San Rafael, Calif.-based entertainment company creating tactile virtual reality experiences, raised $6m in seed round of funding.
The round was led by Horizons Ventures, with participation from Maveron, Presence Capital, Vulcan Capital, and Verus International.
The company will use the funds for continued team growth, further development of its technology platform, and preparation efforts for global expansion.
Led by Doug Griffin, CEO, and Kalon Gutierrez, Head of Growth, Nomadic partners with top gaming and film studios to create a modular set of components that includes all the equipment, infrastructure, technology and content for a wide variety of commercial spaces – cinemas, malls, resorts, airports, casinos, theme parks and more — to build tactile, onsite VR attractions.
The company came out of stealth in March 2017 with the first public showing of its new model and medium of tactile, location-based VR adventures at CinemaCon. Following the positive reception from content and location partners and media, it now plans to launch its first in-market experience by Q1 2018.