Launched on 7 June 2021, the ‘UK Immersive Tech: VC Investment Report’ features 31 highly innovative, fast-growing immersive tech ventures that have already raised significant amounts of VC and Angel investment.

Immerse UK and HTC VIVE X have published this first-of-its kind report that highlights the immersive tech investment landscape, the huge potential of the sector and the breadth of talent that exists in the UK.

This insightful report aims is to inspire more investors to get involved in the sector, to help XR startups on their own investment journeys by hearing more about the experiences and lessons learned by the featured companies, and to demonstrate the breadth of talent that exists across the UK.

The report includes ten featured companies, offering in depth case studies highlighting their successful investment experiences to date. Additionally, you can find out more about Immerse UK’s ’21 to Watch’ ;  innovative UK-based, early stage ventures that have received significant private and public sector support and are making a substantial impact in the immersive tech sector. We also share our Investor Survey Data, exploring the results of a survey of 50 UK-based investors  and highlighting their outlooks for investment in the XR sector over the next 12 months.


“HTC’s VIVE X has been strong supporters and active investors into immersive sector since 2016. What we’ve seen recently is a real acceleration in the overall investment opportunity, driven by factors including the global pandemic, adoption by enterprise and the arrival of next generation hardware. As this report shows, the UK has already seen a number of startups fund and grow successful businesses in this sector and there is a significant opportunity for investors to deploy more capital in 2021, says Dave Haynes, HTC VIVE X”


Shaun Beaney from ICAEW’s Corporate Finance Faculty, commented: “The wide range of ingenious, fast-growing ventures featured in the report show the huge potential for immersive technologies in the UK – and around the world. Snap’s $500m acquisition of WaveOptics has also focused the minds many investors.”

Download the Report

Download and read the full report by visiting our report page

Hear more from the authors and contributors:

On Monday 14 June at 6pm, report authors, Asha Easton (Immerse UK) and Dave Haynes (HTC VIVE X) will be hosting an event in Clubhouse for an interactive exploration of the report. Join us to hear more – and share your investment stories too! No need to register, just  join us by clicking here at 6pm on 14 June