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Ultraleap raises £60m in Series D funding as it targets the metaverse

Bristol's Ultraleap has completed a £60m ($82m) Series D round of investment from new and existing backers, further establishing its position as one of the South West's most valuable technology businesses.

The raise will enable Ultraleap to further develop and commercialise its revolutionary technologies for existing and next generation computing platforms. It has said its products...

Ultraleap founder Tom Carter steps up to become CEO

Bristol's Ultraleap has announced that Tom Carter, who founded the company in 2013 and has since been the company’s Chief Technical Officer, will succeed Steve Cliffe as CEO from the start of September.

Ultraleap develop hand tracking and mid-air haptic technologies that allow immersive 3D experiences and touchless interaction. From their base in the South West the company employs...

South West tech firms raise £176m in July

Tech businesses in the South West raised £176m in equity funding in July, according to figures from techSPARK.

The investment almost doubled the equity funding raised during June and suggests the region's most promising startups and scaleups are in strong health despite the economic uncertainty caused by 18 months of the coronavirus.

Among those to raise eye-catching...

Ultraleap's Tom Carter recognised by Royal Academy of Engineering

The co-founder of one of the South West's most promising tech businesses has been awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering ’s Silver Medal for his contribution to UK engineering.

Dr Tom Carter, co-founder of Ultraleap , will received the award in recognition of an outstanding and demonstrated personal contribution to UK engineering that has resulted in successful market exploitation...

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Bristol's Ultraleap launches touchless technology for global markets

Bristol-based Ultraleap have launched The TouchFree Bundle with American firm Simply NUC to "bring hygienic, touchless interaction to locations around the world", according to their website .

Ultraleap develop hand tracking and mid-air haptic technologies that allow immersive 3D experiences and touchless interaction. From their base in the South West the company employs more than 150...

Two Bristol firms were named on the Future Fifty

South West scale-ups follow Deliveroo on Tech Nation's Future Fifty

Three South West firms have been accepted on to Tech Nation’s prestigious Future Fifty growth acceleration programme.

Bristol cybersecurity business Immersive Labs and the city’s interactive technology company Ultraleap are joined by Bath-based renewable energy supplier Pure Planet in the 22 new entrants to join the accelerator this year.

Future Fifty is designed for late-...