List of 24 Virtual Reality Companies in India

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Virtual reality and augmented reality are the hottest talks of the tech town. Future lies in these deep technologies. Both of them have the potential of becoming the base of a new world. The VR-tech segment comes packed with opportunities and is still in its nascent stage. A lot of startups are working on developing meaningful VR and AR solutions for the future.

Here is a list of Virtual Reality companies and startups from India that are currently meticulously working towards creating interactive and immersive experiences. Please note that we have not ranked these startups on any data point. The list is random and does not place any startup over others.

SmartVizX

The Noida-based firm is one of the highest funded Virtual Reality startups in India. SmartVizX is working towards transforming traditional design methodologies by developing a VR-platform that enables design visualization and interaction, communication as well as collaboration in an immersive environment. SmartVizX was named ‘Start-up of The Week’ sometime in 2017 by NASSCOM under its much famous 10,000 start-ups initiative. The startup focuses on Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Real Estate industry and caters to architects, developers, suppliers, property owners and designers.

Founded – 2014
Founders – Gautam Tewari and Tithi Tewari
Funding – ₹14 crores ($2 million)
Investors –  IAN Fund, YourNest Angel Fund, Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs, Ajay Lavakare, Mohit Goyal, Saurabh Srivastava
Location – Noida

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GreyKernel

The Noida-based VR-tech startup develops and distributes a variety of augmented reality solutions to its clients in the education, real estate, entertainment, e-commerce, gaming and automobile industries. The four-year-old startup’s first Virtual Reality demo for Oculus Rift DK2 was featured in RoadToVR, which is considered as one of the topmost International VR e-journals. GreyKernel is working towards creating immersive and interactive stereoscopic virtual reality solutions.

Founded – 2015
Founders –  Abhishek Gupta, Pranshul Chandhok
Funding – Seed (Undisclosed Amount)
Investors – SPA Capital Services
Location – Noida

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Merxius

This VR startup from Hyderabad was featured in the top 10 deep tech companies by IBM SmartCamp and was also selected for Tata Elxsi incubation program. Merxius owns RealSim Editor or RED which is somewhat like Photoshop for Virtual Reality. Using RED, one can import a 3D model into the platform and get a Virtual Simulation from it. The tools are being used by the Indian Armed Forces to create training modules.

Founded – 2011
Founders – Vaishali Neotia, Hasan Ali Khan
Funding – Not funded
Investors – Not funded
Location – Hyderabad

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Look Mobility

This Bengaluru-based virtual reality startup provides a development platform for creating multi-platform 3D virtual reality interactive experiences for Android and Google Cardboard. The four-year-old startup has built an ecosystem to build a business on creating high-end content. Apart from the software platform, the startup has forayed into manufacturing VR hardware. Look Mobility has created the world’s first flat foldable VR headset called foloVR.

Founded – 2015
Founders – Ashwin Krishnan
Funding – Not funded
Investors – Not funded
Location – Bengaluru

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Meraki Studio

Meraki is one of India’s first virtual reality startups. Meraki Studio focuses on creating 360-degree virtual reality firms and videos for events, concerts, tourism, ads, News, wedding and sports & adventure. It caters to both consumers and enterprises. Meraki Enabled streaming the latest IPL season in 360-degrees VR on Hotstar. It has clients like Star Sports, Channel V, Network 18 and Percept Pictures.

Founded – 2015
Founders – Agam GARG, Parth Choksi, Sairam Sagiraju
Funding – Not funded
Investors – Not funded
Location – Mumbai

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Imaginate

Imaginate offers custom virtual and augmented reality solutions to clients in the fields of retail, defence, healthcare and entertainment industries. With products and services like innovative visualization, the startup enhances the consumer experiences in the abovementioned sectors. The eight-years-old startup raised ₹3.5 crores in seed fund from SRI Capital in February 2017.

Founded – 2011
Founders – Jean Mathews
Funding – ₹3.5 crores ($500,000)
Investors – SRI Capital
Location – Hyderabad

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GazeMatic

GazeMatic is one of the best VR companies in India and is working on a first of its kind Automatic Virtual Reality Experience builder. To elaborate, a kid draws ‘a house and a river’ in MS-Paint. The technology converts that into a completely real-world 3d model using Virtual Reality. For real estate builders, a simple floor plan can be converted into a home with interiors and furniture. The VR startup has also developed a VR voice-calling application using which users can teleport themselves into any land during the call

Founded – 2015
Founders –  Karthikeyan NG
Funding – Not Funded
Investors – Not Funded
Location – Bengaluru

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AbsentiaVR

Founded by BITS Pilani and Goa dropouts, this virtual reality startup has developed an innovative virtual reality headset called Tesseract. The VR-headset provides users with an incremental experience in the newest available format. The startup is looking to capture markets like gaming, education, healthcare, architecture, e-commerce and real estate and aims to bridge the gap between the virtual and real worlds.

Founded – 2015
Founders –  Shubham Mishra, Vrushali Prasade and Harikrishna Valiyath
Funding – ₹9.8 crores ($1.4 million)
Investors – Exfinity Venture Partners, Venture Catalysts, Astarc Ventures
Location – Thane

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Elysian Studios

With a unique approach towards virtual reality, this VR-tech startup uses storytelling to create immersive Virtual Reality experiences. The name of the company ‘Elysian’ itself means divinely inspired and born to bring ancient wisdom back. The startup aims to take you beyond what you can perceive and inspire you to reach another dimension. The startup has received numerous awards and has been featured on Tampere Film Festival and Docs Against Gravity Film Festival.

Founded – 2016
Founders –  Arvind Ghorwal
Funding – ₹35 lakhs ($50,000)
Investors – Undisclosed
Location – Mumbai

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OutsiteVR

The startup has Pramod Saxena, chairman of Oxigen as a strategic advisor. The startup is building an experiential learning platform to help architecture students and professionals explore buildings virtually. The platform helps users to experience architectural monuments, buildings and sites in immersive virtual reality in a real scale from anywhere across the world. This helps students learn better through virtually visiting the sites on contrary to just reading theoretically about them.

Founded – 2016
Founders – Amit Singh, Mayur Karodia
Funding – ₹35 lakhs ($50,000)
Investors – Aarambh Ventures
Location – Delhi

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Loop Reality

Loop Reality is another virtual reality startup in India whose products are future-oriented with applications in various sector. PerspectAI, one of Loop Reality’s flagship products, is a game-based assessment tool for talent-centric modern workplaces. Using AI-based predictive analysis it validates candidates on various psychometric frameworks and improves the quality of hires. It has been a part of Facebook’s VR Innovation Program. Loop Reality is targeting the HR and Talent Management industries and change the culture of hiring and assessments across industries.

Founded – 2016
Founders – Jignesh Talasila, Ravi Teja Koneru, Ravi Theja Muthu, Sai Suraj Vanka
Funding – Undisclosed
Investors – Facebook India Innovation Hub
Location – Hyderabad

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QuaQua Experiences

QuaQua is world’s first startup to create a platform that integrates 360-degree VR content in the travel and tourism industry. Using storytelling, QuaQua delivers an immersive travel experience that inspires people to travel. The startup is working to fill the gap between metadata, content, bookings and community. Using an intuitive and interactive platform, users can engage to personalize experiences and consume end-to-end virtual travel journeys.

Founded – 2016
Founders – Purav Shah
Funding – Not Funded
Investors – Not Funded
Location – Hyderabad

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SpectraVR

SpectraVR is the very first virtual reality media production startup in India that creates virtual reality content using the latest 360° cameras and software. They cater to a wide range including full feature films, television commercials, and video adverts. With clients like Mercedes Benz, Maruti Suzuki, Kingfisher, Standard Chartered Bank, WonderLa Amusement Park and The Deltin Hotels, the startup has created over 30 VR experiences. SpectraVR was the company behind Times Now’s ‘Amazing Indians’ show with Prime Minister Modi.

Founded – 2015
Founders – Sushant Baliga
Funding – Undisclosed
Investors – Rothenberg Ventures
Location – Mumbai

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Preksh Innovations

The startup is bringing real-life shopping experiences to the consumers and has pioneered the development of visual commerce technology based on 360°  view of a physical store. With 2 patents pending, the visual commerce solution provider enables businesses to take their stories to customers. Customers can enjoy the shopping experience of walking through their favourite stories and discover products looking around the store and purchase online sitting anywhere in the world using VR technology.

Founded – 2015
Founders – M.A Kodandarama, Sharath Chandrashekar
Funding – Undisclosed
Investors – MassChallenge
Location – Bengaluru

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YoFloor

YoFloor has developed a mobile Virtual Reality platform to enable the designing of homes. Homeowners can visualize their designs in virtual reality by choosing from a list of available setups customized for their homes, select portions which they like, make real-time changes and finally arrive at a design conclusion to turn it into reality. They cater to the real estate segment and targets millennial homeowners. Bangalore-based home décor startup Livspace acquired the startup in November 2015.

Founded – 2015
Founders – Archit Rathi
Funding – Acquired by Livspace
Investors – Livspace
Location – Bengaluru

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InstaSportz

InstaSportz, as the name suggests, is a virtual reality company in India that focuses entirely on the offline virtual reality gaming space. It operates various state-of-the-art VR gaming kiosks known as Instazones in partnership with India’s leading multiplex chain Carnival Cinemas. The kiosks are set up at theatre premises besides other premium malls and multiplexes. InstaSportz is present in Kota, Ludhiana, Kozhikode and, Bengaluru.

Founded – 2016
Founders – Bigith Nambiar
Funding – Undisclosed
Investors – Nazara Technologies
Location – Bengaluru

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Impactall

Impactall is a VR edtech startup that creates obtrusive technology which ensures unparalleled high-quality graphics rendering in low-end devices. The library range from science, social science and maths modules for IGCSE, NGSS, IB and CBSE boards. Impactall VR gives you the power to learn through practical applications in virtual environments. For example, you can perform experiments in high-tech labs, explore the human body from within, travel to the galaxies and/or visit ancient civilisations.

Founded – 2017
Founders – Srishti Mittal
Funding – Not Funded
Investors – Not Funded
Location – Noida

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VirtualSpaces

The startup caters to the real estate industry using its patented technology that enables sales efficiency, visualization of spaces during the design phase and showcasing more designs. The virtual reality company renders 6 million raw vertices on a Standalone HMD like Oculus Go which uses a Snapdragon 821. The mobile VR startup predominantly produces AAA level console visual quality renderings for the Real Estate Industry to help their customers get a sense of Scale, Size, Height & Depth.

Founded – 2016
Founders – Abhijeet Naik, Hemanth Velury
Funding – Undisclosed
Investors – Amplifi
Location – Bengaluru

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Virtu AR

Virtu AR bridges the gap between the real world and the virtual world with its custom based AR solutions. VIVID, Virtu’s flagship device, offers the customer the experience of a brick and mortar store along with the ability to choose from thousands of clothing combinations, all with a mere wave of the hand. The kiosks installed at shopping malls helps the customers to try the look before making any purchasing decisions.

Founded – 2017
Founders – Jaideep Sundriyal
Funding – Not funded
Investors – Not funded
Location – Noida

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Irusu

Irusu is a VR headset manufacturer that manufacturers 4 different varieties of virtual reality headsets and sells it through dealers as well as online channels like Paytm Mall, Amazon and Flipkart. With HD optical resin lenses, 8-layer nano-coating, 5 times polishing the startup is working to reduce deformity and glare, effectively preventing visual fatigue, restore 3D reality under the broad vision. Irusu Technologies pioneers in VR and AR technologies and is one of the first movers in this space.

Founded – 2014
Founders – Satya Molugu
Funding – Not funded
Investors – Not funded
Location – Hyderabad

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Must Play Games

Must Play Games designs and develops cross-platform games as well as innovating the latest technology trends for VR applications. This mobile game studio creates unique and fun games that can be played on different mobile platforms. With their deep expertise in gaming, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality, games are created through innovation and creativity in order to stay ahead with the last technology trends.

Founded – 2014
Founders – Venkata Anil Kumar Reddy Param, Ragamayi Idamakanti
Funding – Not Funded
Investors – Not Funded
Location – Hyderabad

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Frulix

Frulix is an innovative VR startup that helps you create mesmerising VR stories and experience without the need to code. Customers can make VR explainers and let the audience experience your products and services in an immersive virtual world. One can edit, animate, publish and share 360-degree videos. If you have a 360° camera like Samsung Gear 360°, Ricoh Theta, you can just import your videos, images and music in the editor and edit the sequence.

Founded – 2015
Founders – Rajat Mann, Amritesh Anand, Himanshu Mukat
Funding – Seed (Undisclosed)
Investors – Undisclosed
Location – Bengaluru

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Vrook

Vrook creates virtual reality content to enable practical, immersive and interactive learning experience. Alongside, it also creates immersive videos through 3D Models, VFX and animations. With an experienced design team, the startup develops high-quality visual content for students and employees of various professional streams like automobile, engineering and adult education.

Founded – 2017
Founders – Kaushik Jha, Pruthvi Ravindra, Roopak Krishnaswamy
Funding – Unknown
Investors – Incubated at 1Crowd
Location – Bengaluru

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PurpleApple

Purple Apple redefines business growth with their innovative augmented reality marketing solutions and helps customers increase revenues without disturbing the ecosystem. With their innovative solution called TRYb4uBUY, customers can try jewellery before shopping by zoom-in, zoom-out, Rotate, Crop & can apply filters. The Interior Design application allows users to see a 360-degree view of the room & change the Wallpaper, Carpet, Ceiling designs & items like Sofa, Bed, Curtain etc.

Founded – 2016
Founders – Amrutha Valli
Funding – Unknown
Investors – Unknown
Location – Delhi

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