XR Optical Technology Firm OPTIX Completes Pre-A Round Financing

Technology Author: Notrice May 09, 2024 01:40 PM (GMT+8)

EqualOcean has learned that on May 8th, XR optical technology company OPTIX(极溯光学)announced the completion of its Pre-A round of financing, led by Primavera Capital (春华创投)with continued investment from existing shareholder Lanchi Ventures(蓝驰创投).


This marks the third round of financing for OPTIX in less than two years since its establishment. In the previous angel round, Blue Ocean Ventures led the investment with follow-up investment from Vlight Capital(光跃投资), bringing the cumulative financing of OPTIX to over CNY one billion.

Founded in August 2022 and headquartered in Beijing, OPTIX is a company that provides core AR/VR optical display technologies and components to global customers. It focuses on optical hardware research and development, delving into underlying principles, materials, equipment, and processes, breaking through technological bottlenecks to create globally competitive AR/VR optical solutions with disruptive characteristics.

OPTIX specializes in the R&D and production of AR/VR optical modules and core optical components. The company has developed advanced AR reflective waveguide modules and VR Pancake modules, independently developed module simulation algorithms and design platforms, mastered multiple underlying key technological solutions, and completed partial verifications. With integrated capabilities featuring multiple differentiated characteristics, the company has completed multiple complete eyewear product projects, meeting consumer demands and determining product design routes. The company's founders and core team are from the Department of Optics at Tsinghua University and the Optical Department of Huawei's AR/VR division.

In 2023, the global AR/VR market reached a scale of USD 8.69 billion, a year-on-year increase of 44.5%. Among them, the scale of the Chinese VR market reached CNY 250 billion, a year-on-year increase of 30%. Currently, major players in the AR/VR market include global leading companies such as Google, Microsoft, and Sony, as well as top smartphone brands such as Samsung, Huawei(华为), Xiaomi(小米), and OPPO. Brands specializing in VR/AR products include VIVE, Oculus, Pico, and Shadow Creator(影创).

Since its establishment, OPTIX has developed rapidly, establishing its own manufacturing processes and testing laboratories while simultaneously conducting R&D trials for VR and AR optical key technologies. Just before the launch of Apple's Vision Pro, OPTIX introduced similar VR Pancake binocular modules, boasting an 8K resolution for each eye and a field of view over 15 degrees larger than Vision Pro, garnering unanimous recognition from numerous leading customers for its exquisite imagery and 3D display effects. In the next iteration, OPTIX will further integrate the latest self-developed key technologies such as gaze rendering and PB Lens zoom.