Doublepoint Raises €3M in Funding

Doublepoint, a Helsinki, Finland-based startup that emerged today from stealth developing a patent-pending software platform enabling zero learning-curve gesture recognition, raised €3m in funding.

Backers included FOV Ventures, Superangel VC, Superhero Capital, Sune Alstrup, Timo Rein, Business Finland, and others.

Led by Ohto Pentikäinen, CEO, Doublepoint is developing software to turn smartwatches into next generation gesture input devices for Augmented Reality, consumer electronics, and more. Initially focused on bringing these low effort, tactile, and zero learning-curve interactions to Android Wear OS powered smartwatches, the startup uses the built in sensors to monitor tendons and vibrations and does not require any computer vision sensors outside of the watch.

Designed specifically to work flawlessly in a range of Google Android-based hardware devices for Augmented Reality, CE and more, Doublepoint is now officially open for business with a range of worldwide hardware OEMs and ODMs.

The company currently has a total of 11 employees situated in Finland, Sweden, Germany, and the UK.