HoloSuit, an AR/VR based tech startup, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from YWC sports. In addition, cricketer Yuvraj Singh has also come onboard as its investor and brand ambassador for its sports wing, the company said in a statement. The tech company, which acts as a bridge between real and virtual world, is now in the process of raising its next round of funding, it said.
“Holosuit has built is just amazing, it’s the next generation learning and training suit using XR which can be used in various fields including sports, health, entertainment, games, factory training and many more. I am thrilled to be part of this tech initiative which will leapfrog us to next level of learning, extremely proud to see this innovation coming out of India,” said Yuvraj Singh. “The feature that I am looking forward to in the sports vertical at Holosuit will provide sports lovers the ability to train in virtual reality using AI and at the same time use Holosuit in real world to track their progress,” former India test cricketer also said. It would also simplify and help athletes to understand the techniques better of their respective sports, he added. Holosuit has already launched its two versions of suit few months back. Speaking on the occasion, Harsha Kikkeri, CEO, Holosuit, said, “I am delighted and honoured to have Mr Singh on board with us and thankful to Catapooolt.com for facilitating the association. Recently at the 5th World Machine Learning and Deep Learning Congress in Dubai, we demonstrated how HoloSuit technology is transcending Machine Learning to herald the era of Machine TeachingTM, where virtual AI trainers can systematically coach the players towards sports excellence. The best part about this collaboration is that through HoloSuit based sports training across cricket and other academies, we will be able to track a sportsperson’s
progress objectively and identify and promote talent from an early stage - regardless of their geographical location and make sports training accessible to everyone by virtualising the world and the players.” Holosuit has already launched its two versions of suit few months back. When you enter the virtual world using the suit, it let you feel the virtual experience throughout the body with sensors and haptic feedback devices that send vibrations to different parts of your body when you touch or feel things in virtual world. Last month it received investments from industry evangelists including Shabir Momin (MD-CTO at ZengaTV, One Digital Entertainment, One Axcess, Psiamgone, Catapooolt, Desiredwings & Cofounder at Rastey Cabs, Creator’s Gurukul, WyzeAI, SSN Solutions and 7Miles), Rohit Nanda (Senior Vice President at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation) and Mohammed Sirajuddin (Director at Catapooolt and Co-founder at Creator’s Gurukul, Desiredwings.com). These investors come with vast experience of different industries and would also be advising HoloSuit in its global strategy and growth. The investors identified Holosuit at Catapooolt Product Czars. Holosuit had also recently won the Elevate 2018 Startup award from Government of Karnataka which granted it up to Rs.50 lakhs.