• What is the Global Augmented Reality (AR) Online Pitch Event?

    Global AR Online Pitch Event

    The GFR Fund, Super Ventures and The Venture Reality Fund ("The VR Fund") are excited to be hosting the first Global Online Augmented Reality (AR) Pitch Event. Being held in early May, this online-only event is a great opportunity for AR startups to present their business plan and innovative technology and/or products to an audience of accredited global AR investors who believe in the future of AR, and for investors to identify new and innovative startups in the AR space. Please see the GFR Fund's blog post for the reason why we're organizing this event.
    • Startups apply using the form below to be considered for the online pitch
    • 8 startups will be selected as finalists to present at the online pitch event 
    • The pitch will be held LIVE online mid-May to an audience of 30+ investors from around the globe (The exact format is yet to be determined and will be based on the best way to demonstrate each AR technology. The format could include VR, video conference or other online tools)
    • Finalists will have 5 minutes to pitch followed by 2 minutes of Q&A from a selected panel of investors
    • All active investors involved in the event will be encouraged to provide feedback and meet with selected startups
    • Finalists also qualify to pitch live on stage at AWE USA 2018 in Silicon Valley on May 31, 2018

    For Startups

    Unlike on-site pitch events, this AR online event allows startups to present at one time to investors from anywhere around the globe. After a selection process, 8 startups (“finalists”) will present live to the AR investors selected for the online pitch event. Once selected, each finalist will work closely with a mentor(s) to solidify its final presentation prior to the online event, where 30+ global investors/VCs will assess the presentations for possible funding, and at a minimum, each finalist will receive constructive feedback from key investors/VCs in the AR space.
    Startup Criteria to Participate in the Global AR Online Pitch Event:
    • Pre-seed, seed or Series A investment
    • Working on a product(s) in AR space
    • Has at least an MVP (Minimum Viable Product)
    To be considered as a finalist in the AR Online Pitch Event, please submit your application by April 23th (Pacific time, 11:59 PM). Apply from here! (Closed)

    For Investors

    With the Global AR Online Pitch Event, investors from around the world can see demonstrations of upcoming AR technology and products without having to travel. If you are an active AR investor, investing in pre-seed and seed and Series A rounds, join the pitch event by emailing us at hello@gfrfund.com for more details on how you can review the applications and help us select the finalists.

  • Finalist Selected

    8 Finalists selected by 30+ investors out of 241 companies! If you want to get more information, please visit GFR Fund Blog post! (All information is there)


  • Schedule and Process


    3/7 to 4/23 (PST, 11:59PM Closed)

    Submissions open


    4/23 to 5/2

    Applications reviewed


    Early May

    Finalists to be selected and notified


    Third week of May

    Mentors are assigned and finalists work with them on presentations


    May 22nd

    Global AR Online Pitch Event

    (exact date to be announced soon)



    Finalists join the pitch session on stage at AWE USA 2018

  • Participating Investors

    Investors who believe in AR

  • Partnership

    The VR/AR Association (VRARA) is an international organization designed to foster collaboration between innovative companies and people in the VR and AR ecosystem that accelerates growth, fosters research and education, helps develop industry standards, connects member organizations and promotes the services of member companies.
    Become a member today! Mention discount code "GlobalOnlinePitch" for 30% off if you join by end of May.

    The world's #1 AR+VR event, AWE, is back for its 9th year in the USA in Santa Clara on May 30-June 1, 2018, and this year’s event will illustrate why every organization, startup, and investor must get into XR (short for AR, VR, MR) or be left behind. Get $200 off all access tickets using code "GLOBALPITCH200" at www.awe2018.com.

  • Apply (Closed)

    Application Submission Closed at 11:59 PM (PT) on April 23rd.