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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Founding Date


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

2020 Grand Finale: Updates to MMC, Web Projector, and New Kits!

It’s safe to say that 2020 has been a momentous year. From virtual conferences and brand new avatars, to the world’s first holoportation in VR (Thanks, Diplo!). We are proud of the work we’ve done, grateful for the opportunities we’ve had, and excited to head into a brand new year with so much momen…

Main Events & New Features for Hosts

At the heart of the AltspaceVR experience are events. Whether you’re looking to inform, educate, entertain, or simply connect with others, our calendar has plenty of options to choose from. As our community of hosts continues to grow, we want to do more to empower and support your process and conten…

New Social Features! Happy Holidays!

It’s okay to admit that the 2020 holidays are a little different than years past. Many of our plans have been curtailed and postponed, and this year our tables will likely be a little less crowded. While many people wait for the opportunity to be together again, we’re committed to building a virtual…

Celebrate Sweater Weather with New Avatar Items

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, the days are getting shorter and the temperatures are dropping. The smell of pumpkin spice has permeated everything and the season of hot cocoa, fireplaces, and festivity is here! As we watch the last of the leaves drop and cross our fingers for some snow days, we we…

Saying Farewell to the Oculus Go

When it launched in 2018, the Oculus Go ushered in a new era of VR: the mainstream standalone headset. Retailing at $199 (USD), it also brought with it the promise of mass adoption of Virtual Reality—a dream long held by enthusiasts and professionals alike. What the Go lacked in power, it made up fo…

Screen Door Effect Club Gets a Glow Up!

AltspaceVR’s biggest and most robust environment recently got a beautiful remodel featuring updated geometry, textures, lighting, and more. In additional to updates in the core environment, its variants also benefitted from the changes. The recent launch of our new Commons Hubs inspired the update w…
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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 8 employees.

  • Who are AltspaceVR competitors?

    Competitors of AltspaceVR include UHIVE, KAVA and Emergent VR.

  • 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.