December 16, 2022

Global Brain has invested in Cellid, Inc., a startup that develops and provides display module products and VSLAM solutions for AR glasses

Global Brain has invested in Cellid, Inc. (Cellid), a startup that develops high performance display module products and VSLAM (Visual Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) solutions for AR (Augmented Reality) glasses, through its EP-GB L.P. (EP-GB) and TOKYU-CONST GB Innovation Fund L.P. (TCIF).

Cellid is a Japan-based startup that provides both hardware and software products, namely a display module integrating high efficiency waveguide AR glasses that have global top-level performance of 60-degree FOV (Field of View) and ultra-small projector, and VSLAM software solution for high precision space analysis. This company was established by CEO Satoshi Shiraga who worked for CERN (European Council for Nuclear Research) as a researcher for elementary particle simulation. Also, many specialists of optics and SLAM algorithm have been joining Cellid.

Though the VR (Virtual Reality) solution has already been widely used in the markets such as gaming and entertainment, AR is expected to be more suitable for our daily lives and industrial applications. For AR to spread into the world like smartphones, one of the most important technical issues to solve is achieving high-level balance among compactness, wide FOV, high brightness and high immersion.

Cellid’s strength is, not only holding the hardware technology that can achieve AR glasses form factor as small as ordinary glasses but also developing VSLAM software that is essential for AR glasses application by itself and providing an AR solution. Cellid is aiming to lead the growth of AR market by providing its technology and solution not only to AR glasses manufacturers but also to various clients including enterprises and consumers.

Global Brain sees Cellid has high-level technical capability and engineering team as well as sufficient actual achievements to keep its leading position in emerging AR market. Global Brain will continue leveraging its resources to assist Cellid’s business and product developments.

About Cellid

Location
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Representative
Satoshi Shiraga
Founded
October 2016
URL
https://cellid.com/

About EP-GB

Name
EP-GB L.P.
General Partner
Global Brain Corporation
Fund Size
JPY 5 billion

About TCIF

Name
TOKYU-CONST GB Innovation Fund L.P.
General Partner
Global Brain Corporation
Fund Size
JPY 5 billion

About Global Brain

Location
Tokyo, Japan
Representative
Yasuhiko Yurimoto
Founded
January 1998
URL
https://globalbrains.com/

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