5 Top Augmented Reality Startups to Watch in 2022

Curious about startups that will advance augmented reality? Discover 5 hand-picked Augmented Reality Startups to Watch in 2022 in this report & learn what their solutions have in store for your business!

Thousands of new startups are founded every year – emerging companies with the potential to disrupt immersive technology. To give you a head-start on emerging technologies and startups that will impact the augmented reality sector in 2022, we analyzed a total of 1 783 global augmented reality startups & scaleups. Meet five of the most promising startups to watch!

Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Augmented Reality Startups to Watch in 2022

Out of 1 783, the five augmented reality startups to watch are chosen through the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering over 2 093 000+ startups & scaleups globally. As the world’s largest resource for data on emerging companies, the SaaS platform enables you to scout relevant startups, emerging technologies & future industry trends quickly & exhaustively.

The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights the five augmented reality startups you should watch in 2022 as well as the geo-distribution of the other 1 778 startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. We hand-picked the five highlighted augmented reality startups based on our data-driven startup scouting approach, taking into account factors such as location, founding year, the relevance of technology, and funding, among others.

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incon.ai enables Instructive Construction

Cover-1-Augmented-Reality-2022-Startups-StartUs-Insights-noresizeFounding Year: 2020
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Funding: USD 45 000
Partner for: Augmented Bricklaying, Paperless Prefabrication
Industry: Construction

incon.ai is a Swiss startup that provides construction guidance for building teams. The startup converts computer-aided design (CAD) models into 3D building plans, eliminating the need for 2D plans on-site. These 3D plans are synchronized with teams through commodity hardware to reduce development costs. Unlike conventional means for collaboration, incon.ai’s algorithms offer AR overlays and provide accurate construction guidance. This enables construction teams to efficiently complete complex tasks such as augmented bricklaying, prefabrications, and installations.

SuperFan Labs develops Product Digital Twins

Cover-2-Augmented-Reality-2022-Startups-StartUs-Insights-noresizeFounding Year: 2020
Location: New York, US
Funding: USD 120 000
Partner for: Product Visualization
Industries: eCommerce

US-based startup SuperFan Labs provides digital twins of products and assets for eCommerce businesses. The startup’s AR studio, Cameraah, allows eCommerce sellers to create AR models of their products using existing 3D models or its asset library. These models enable customers to try out accessories and cosmetics virtually before purchase. Since they are web-AR models, customers do not need to download additional applications. Consequently, the startup’s solution improves customer engagement while increasing conversion rates. SuperFan Labs also integrates a retail-like experience into online shopping to increase customer satisfaction and sales.

Anarky Labs offers an AR-based Drone Controller

Cover-3-Augmented-Reality-2022-Startups-StartUs-Insights-noresizeFounding Year: 2020
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Funding: USD 118 000
Partner for: Drone Inspections, Search & Rescue
Industries: Agriculture, Oil & Gas, Mining, Energy

Finnish startup Anarky Labs develops AirHUD, an AR-based drone controller for the agriculture, energy, and mining industries. AirHUD combines a heads-up display (HUD), a drone controller, and AR to provide relevant information on drone surroundings. These include distance to nearest buildings, ceiling heights, and no-fly zones as well as critical drone data like position and direction. In contrast to existing drone controllers, the Anarky Lab’s solution augments information as holograms in front of the pilot, raising situational awareness and enhancing safety. For example, the solution improves wind turbine inspection efficiency, speeds up search and rescue operations, and optimizes factory surveillance missions.

2iXR provides Industrial AR Solutions

Cover-4-Augmented-Reality-2022-Startups-StartUs-Insights-noresizeFounding Year: 2020
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Funding: USD 410 000
Partner for: Remote Maintenance Assistance
Industries: Industry 4.0, Retail, Tourism

2iXR is a Spanish startup that builds AR solutions for industrial training, maintenance, and sales. The startup’s AR-based training materials offer interactive content and animated 3D elements. It also provides a remote assistance solution that connects plant technicians with experts in real-time. 2iXR’s AR products for sales teams allow customers to try out products to check how they fit into environments even before manufacturing. This allows manufacturers to enhance various aspects of the industrial value chain, improving productivity while minimizing downtimes and operational costs.

SpotKwik offers Virtual Trial Rooms

Cover-5-Augmented-Reality-2022-Startups-StartUs-Insights-noresizeFounding Year: 2020
Location: Bengaluru, India
Funding: USD 35 000
Partner for: Social Commerce
Industries: eCommerce

Indian startup SpotKwik provides virtual trial rooms for social commerce. The startup’s AR-based social shopping platform enables users to virtually try out any product and share it with industry experts and friends. This approach brings eCommerce closer to a retail experience, positively impacting customer experience. Since the virtual trial is accessible as AR filters, SpotKwik transforms the shopping experience into a digital experience similar to using a social media platform. The AR filters enable users to find the right fit for each product, further reducing bounce rates and driving sales.

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