Industrial augmented reality company Apprentice.io has raised $2.5 million funding from VC firms Silverton Partners and Hemi Ventures to develop its platform.
Apprentice.io, which is employed by companies within industries such as cosmetics, offers an augmented reality hands-free way for R&D and manufacturing operators, scientists and engineers to operate within laboratory and engineering environments through a digital empowerment platform.
Speaking of the funding injection, Mike Dodd, Partner at Silverton Partners and incoming Apprentice board member said, “We were so inspired by Apprentice’s passion for utilizing the latest technology to offer real solutions for labs and complex manufacturers.
“They are market leaders in using augmented reality to provide direct client benefits as a result of the users’ enhanced operational experience.”
Run through three modules – Tandem, Manuals, and BioCapture – the platform runs on smart glasses Microsoft HoloLens, Google Glass 2.0, Epson Moverio BT350, ODG R9 and the Vuzix M300 with the company stating it uses AR to ‘place critical data in one’s direct line of sight at the appropriate time, workers can easily record data, manage batch records, assays and procedures with greater confidence, deftness and reliability while preventing process deviation.’
Angelo Stracquatanio, Apprentice CEO and Co-Founder, said, “We don’t just augment reality; we augment human ability. We provide real solutions that not only create a synergistic relationship between people and technology, but magnify an organization’s human capital, propelling their workforce to the industry forefront.”