AltspaceVR is a virtual reality software company. The Company is bringing two-dimensional web content into shared virtual spaces and extending the web to create fully holographic experiences. Through the software users will be able to watch streaming video, play games, and get work done, together and entirely inside of virtual reality.
Parent CompanyMicrosoft
HQRedwood City, CA, US
Cybersecurity ratingBMore
AltspaceVR was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, US

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Key People/Management at AltspaceVR

Eric Romo

Eric Romo

Founder and CEO
Gavan Wilhite

Gavan Wilhite

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AltspaceVR Office Locations

AltspaceVR has an office in Redwood City
Redwood City, CA, US (HQ)
900 Veterans Blvd
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AltspaceVR Financials and Metrics

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Total Funding

$15.5 m


In total, AltspaceVR had raised $15.5 m. AltspaceVR is a subsidiary of Microsoft

AltspaceVR Operating Metrics

Jul, 2017

Monthly Active Users

35 k
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AltspaceVR Online and Social Media Presence

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AltspaceVR News and Updates

Microsoft’s AltspaceVR social space hits Oculus Quest on September 12

The cartoony shared social VR experience with multiple venues is coming to the increasingly popular standalone VR headset next month.

AltspaceVR lets you build your own sharable space in virtual reality

AltspaceVR has released tools to let users create their own sharable spaces in virtual reality. It uses a drag-and-drop interface, allowing you to place objects in a 3D space using AltspaceVR-compatible headsets — including Oculus Go and Gear VR. It’s one of the first major upgrades since Microsoft …

VR social network VTime raises $7.6 million round, preps for AR version

VTime, one of the first ever VR social networks, appears to still be going strong; the team behind the app just raised $7.6 million in a Series A round of funding. The investment was led by Deepbridge Capital and also included U.K.-based loan and equity provider, MSIF. According to a press release, …

AltspaceVR CEO joins Facebook months after selling his startup to Microsoft

 After selling his social virtual reality startup to Microsoft in October, Eric Romo, the co-founder of AltspaceVR, is joining the competing social VR team at Facebook as its product director, where he will be “exploring how VR can help communities connect.” Romo is joining the team that has built F…

Microsoft resuscitates AltspaceVR for social mixed reality

Microsoft announced today that it has acquired the AltspaceVR team as it announced its big initiative to created a hardware and software ecosystem around Windows mixed reality headsets. Microsoft didn’t explain the terms of the deal, saying only that AltspaceVR is joining Microsoft. Microsoft calls …

Altspace: Revival is ‘deep in discussions’ for social VR app

Two weeks ago, social VR platform AltspaceVR hosted what was supposed to be its final gathering before shutting down. Now, it appears that it won’t be shutting down at all. AltspaceVR announced its planned closure in late July, noting that the company had been unsuccessful in raising further funds n…

AltspaceVR Blogs

Reminder for World Builders – Upcoming Update

Attention AltspaceVR World Builders! Our Big Upgrade is coming soon – September 15th – and we wanted to give you ONE LAST (FRIENDLY!) REMINDER TO UPDATE YOUR CONTENT. Please update to Unity 2020.3.9 and update all your content using the new AltspaceVR Uploader 2 to ensure it’s compatible with Univer…

Important Information for Altspace World Builders

Attn: Altspace World Builders, We know the recent upgrade to Unity 2020.3 caused a lot of pain and frustration in the community. We know how difficult it has been. And while we’re always striving to enhance Altspace, we also know we need to limit the number of major changes and spare you the hassle …

Updating Content to Unity 2020.3.9

Cool news! AltspaceVR has upgraded to a recent version of Unity 2020.3.9. This update future-proofs us for some snappy features that we’re excited to unleash down the road. This change should be compatible with all existing content. If it’s not, please reach out to support: Even c…

New Welcome Features: Title Screen & Entry Codes

First impressions are important, so today we’re launching a two brand new “Welcome” features to make the AltspaceVR startup and entry flow simpler and more productive: a Title Screen and Entry Codes. Title Screen The Title Screen is a one-stop-shop for things like content discovery, event and world …

Empowered Hosting: FrontRow Expansion, Room Cap Increases, and Updates to Channels

At AltspaceVR, we strive to build technology that gives people the power and the freedom to bring their visions to life, and to make meaningful connections with others along the way. Events are central to this, as they are where connection and expression manifest regularly. As our calendar continues…

Introducing Microsoft Account Integration

AltspaceVR is evolving, and that means we’ve got some pretty cool things planned for our platform and our growing community. Today we’re announcing Microsoft Account integration– a bold step in the direction of a bright future.     Microsoft Account integration is a gateway to a world of Microsoft s…
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AltspaceVR Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was AltspaceVR founded?

    AltspaceVR was founded in 2013.

  • Who are AltspaceVR key executives?

    AltspaceVR's key executives are Eric Romo and Gavan Wilhite.

  • How many employees does AltspaceVR have?

    AltspaceVR has 11 employees.

  • Who are AltspaceVR competitors?

    Competitors of AltspaceVR include Linden Lab, UHIVE and KAVA.

  • Where is AltspaceVR headquarters?

    AltspaceVR headquarters is located at 900 Veterans Blvd, Redwood City.

  • Where are AltspaceVR offices?

    AltspaceVR has an office in Redwood City.

  • How many offices does AltspaceVR have?

    AltspaceVR has 1 office.