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Watch: Bloomberg’s “Market Makers” Talk Equity Crowdfunding, Oculus Acquisition

It seems everyone has an opinion on Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR and what it means for crowdfunding. That was the topic of conversation on Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers.” Yesterday the program hosted New York University Stern School of Business Professor Anindya Ghose and a… Read More

Oculus Didn’t Respect The Process And It May Cost Them Their Early Adopters: Three Lessons

So did you hear that Facebook bought Oculus VR for $2 billion? It’s the story that the entire tech world was talking about, and for good reason. Oculus is a clear leader in the world of virtual reality hardware. It’s one of the poster children… Read More

Watch DFJ Partner Comment on Facebook Acquisition of Oculus VR

In a video interview former Facebook executive and Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) partner Bubba Murarka comments on the acquisition by Facebook of Oculus VR for $2 billion which was announced yesterday. Murarka admits that the move by Facebook is risky but also notes that without… Read More

Facebook Buys Crowdfunding Star Oculus VR for $2 Billion

In a post on the Oculus blog site, the start up tech company disclosed they were joining Facebook.  The deal was valued at $2 billion including $400 million in cash and 23.1 million in Facebook shares, plus an added $300 million payout in cash and… Read More

Some Oculus Supporters Less Than Thrilled About Facebook Acquisition

Mark Zuckerberg just announced Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR in a post to… you guessed it. Post by Mark Zuckerberg. WOW. Early investor Chris Dixon lauded the team… I can’t say enough about the Oculus team. Palmer, Brendan, John, Nate, and the rest of the… Read More

Kickstarter Wins “Best Overall Startup” Crunchie For 2013, Oculus & CrowdTilt Also Honored

TechCrunch has an awards series every year called the Crunchies, and Kickstarter just won the biggest Crunchie of them all. Kickstarter is TechCrunch’s “Best Overall Startup” for 2013. Kickstarter wasn’t the only winner from the wonderful world of crowdfunding in 2013. Oculus VR took home… Read More

FPS Creator Reloaded Integrates with Oculus Rift

TGC Continues with Self-Hosted Pretail Funding. Coming from The Game Creators (TGC), a privately owned UK company, FPS Creator Reloaded (FPSC Reloaded) has announced their beta launch of Oculus Rift integration.  The game development tools studio sees integration as an important strategic move as part… Read More

Valve, Oculus Rift Team Up In Effort To Make Steam A VR Gaming Leader [Deck]

@hugotheonly1 I’m a big fan if oculus, and will buy one 🙂 but the valve demo really blew me away. VR is going to be amazing — David Hensley (@TheDavidHensley) January 16, 2014 Valve is a name that has become synonymous with disruption in the… Read More

Oculus Rift: Best of CES Winner 2014

For anyone who has actually had the luck to try out the Oculus Rift this should not come as a surprise.  The Oculus Rift “Crystal Cove” prototype has won the Best of CES 2104 prize.  The accolades continue to pore in from around the world,… Read More

Gizmodo’s Eric Limer On Oculus Rift: “It is going to change the world”

Oculus VR isn’t a stranger to rave reviews of the forthcoming Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset poised to be really disruptive in the video game industry. However, a recent piece in Gizmodo gives the device some seriously high praise. The title says it all: I Wore the… Read More

WATCH: Business Insider Staffers Amazed By The Oculus Rift

Business Insider recently got their hands on an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and tried some things like riding a virtual roller coaster and exploring the planets. Their reaction? Amazement across the board, which is becoming a trend for the Oculus Rift. The Rift will… Read More

Oculus VR Nets $75M In Series B Round Led By Andreessen Horowitz

Oculus VR has turned Kickstarter success into what is fast-becoming one of the most interesting startups in the US today. Following a $16 million series A round, the company has announced that they have now closed an additional round of funding led by Andreessen Horowitz…. Read More

Oculus VR Working On HD, 4K Oculus Rift For Consumers

Oculus VR is a crowdfunding darling, having raised a $16 million Series A round on top of another $2.4 million on Kickstarter. Now the virtual reality gaming headset manufacturer is gearing up for primetime in the form of a new, consumer-spec headset that the team… Read More

The top 5 Kickstarter success stories: Oculus Rift, Pebble smart watch, Ouya and more

Crowdfunding is quietly changing the world. Websites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo are enabling inventors, artists, and developers a way to fund their projects that up until now was almost impossible. The secret resides in the simple idea of giving creators a chance to pitch to their intended audience… Read More

Oculus Rift Freak Out Video, You Will Want One Now

Oculus Rift crowdfunded over $2.4 Million on Kickstarter just over a year ago and remains one of the super-stars of crowdfunding.  Oculus went on to raise $16 Million in an A round of financing with some pretty big name supporters attached. While this soon to… Read More

Oculus VR Raises $16 Million Series A

Oculus VR has raised $16 million in a round with contributions from Spark Capital, Matrix Partners, Founders Fund and Formation 8. Spark Capital and Matrix Partners led the round. Spark founder Santo Politi and Matrix partner Antonio Rodriguez both acquire seats on Oculus’s Board of… Read More

Hands-On: Oculus Rift is Bringing Virtual Reality to the Gaming Masses

I’m standing on a mountain, and it’s snowing. When I look up, left, right, I can see snow-flakes that are small at first, then bigger as they get closer to my face. In the distance, there are mountain peaks; there’s an entrance to a hollowed-out… Read More

Oculus VR Co-founder Andrew Reisse Killed

Crowdfunding pioneer and gaming legend Andrew Reisse was killed in his hometown of Irvine, California last night. Reisse was crossing the street when he was struck by a car that was involved in a police pursuit. Reisse was 33 years old. Mashable reported the following statement… Read More

Heavy Gear Assault Kickstarter updated to feature single-player, Oculus Rift support

The Kickstarter campaign for Heavy Gear Assault, Stompy Bot’s take on the Heavy Gear franchise, will feature single-player episodes and stretch goals, producer Vince McMullin announced. Heavy Gear Assault is a mech simulator that includes customization, melee combat and in-game corporate sponsorships. According to McMullin… Read More

10 Questions for Oculus Rift CEO Palmer Luckey

The Oculus Rift is a stunning virtual-reality headset for gamers. In PopMech’s test, we found that “the experience is so immersive that it’s actually a bit disorienting.” Today, we sit down for a few questions and answers with Oculus Rift founder, CEO, and wunderkind Palmer Luckey…. Read More

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