Top 10 questions journalists have asked us in the last months
- When was AR4.io founded?
AR4 was founded in 2015 in Graz / Austria as a spin off from Christian Doppler lab at the technical university in Graz (TU GRAZ).
- What is Augmented Reality (AR)
Augmented reality (AR) is a live view of the real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input images or video.
- What is Computer Vision?
Computer vision is a field that includes methods for acquiring, processing, analyzing, and understanding images and, in general, high-dimensional data from the real world in order to produce numerical or symbolic information, e.g., in the forms of decisions.
- What is your goal?
Our Ambition is to develop & commercialize software solutions that enable leading global corporations & organizations to drive efficiency. We are developing software & patents for a global application in commercial and consumer scenarios.
- What do you focus on?
We focus on solutions for Media, Advertising, Education, Training, Workflow Productivity and more. We develop patents in the field of applied augmented reality. And we commercialize unique augmented reality software & apps.
- What is special about your Startup?
The team of AR4 combines more than 40 years of Augmented Reality R&D expertise and has co-authored more than 30 global patents in the field of computer vision and augmented reality.
- Are you currently raising money?
We are currently in public beta with our first product VIZARIO™. We are a seed stage company in talks with several investors and strategic partners in the field of AR. In case you are an investor that can contribute beyond a financial investment we would be happy to talk.
- Silicon Valley - unusual for a young Austrian Startup?
From the very beginning we have defined the global community of augmented reality (AR) developers as our target audience. This is our field of expertise and we have been part of the development team for Vuforia several years ago. Thus the step to have an office on Silicon Valley for us was just a logical consequence from the very beginning.
- Why is the company based in GRAZ of all places?
Our HQ is in Graz Austria but since April 2016 we have an outpost in Silicon Valley. Located at the Plug & Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, CA we are constantly extending our global footprint. We are commercializing augmented reality & computer vision technologies to the leaders in this field and have a global approach from day 1.
- Are you active in Europe or the US or both?
From day 1 our ambition has been to commercialize leading edge AR & computer vision technologies globally. Our customers reflect that ambition with reference clients in Europe, US, Asia and also our home market – the DACH region.