Streem, an AR startup that’s meshing teleconferencing software program with laptop imaginative and prescient tech, has acquired a small U.Ok. startup referred to as Selerio that’s additionally constructing out augmented actuality applied sciences.
The startups had been each members of betaworks’ VisionCamp accelerator program final 12 months the place they met and collaborated whereas tackling separate laptop imaginative and prescient issues within the AR area.
Streem’s play is that they’ll create a sort of souped-up Skype name that permits dwelling service suppliers to get extra visible information in the middle of chatting with home-owners. This may be one thing easy like character recognition that permits customers to level their cellphone relatively than reciting a 30-character serial quantity; the corporate may also take measurements or save localized notes.
The Portland startup has disclosed greater than $10 million in funding, although they’ve additionally simply closed a brand new bout of funding (they’re not sharing the quantity but).
Selerio’s focus is all about gaining a contextual understanding of an area. The startup was spun out of analysis from Cambridge College. The corporate has not disclosed its quantity of seed funding, however betaworks, Greycroft Companions and GGV Capital are amongst its backers. All three of Selerio’s staff have joined Streem as a part of the acquisition.