Geo-location and spatial computing technology company Rypplzz launches from stealth with $3M in pre-seed funding

In Augmented Reality News 

June 28, 2023 – Rypplzz, creators of geo-location platform Interlife, have recently announced USD $3 million in pre-seed funding from investors including Deal Box Ventures, Fulcrom Investing and Innovative Venture Partners, to accelerate the adoption of the company’s geospatial mapping technology that connects the digital-physical world with greater precision.

Rypplzz creates ‘intelligent air’ that turns airspace into monetizable engagement opportunities by creating the infrastructure needed to program digital files to precise coordinates of airspace, which the company states has an accuracy within 6 inches of the location. According to Rypplzz, this improves the level of accuracy by several orders of magnitude over standard GPS-based technologies, which operate with a precision between 10 to 20 feet of an object.

Rypplzz also announced it is collaborating with large venues such as the 27-acre Tucson Convention Center, a major U.S. sports league, Cisco Sports and Media Group and SkyPath Security, to create next-generation stadium experiences. The company stated that with a high demand for precise geolocation services across industries such as augmented reality (AR), Web3, as well as other location-based services, its technology will help to power augmented reality-based fan experiences, precise wayfinding and traffic analytics, geotargeting and a host of tech-enabled crowd management capabilities.

“We are excited to work with Rypplzz as part of our efforts to create powerful and engaging experiences that reimagine how fans, athletes, teams and organizations experience sporting events,” said Brendan Burns, Sports and Media Group, Cisco. “Rypplzz’ technology will be instrumental in modernizing the stadium experience as well as creating new revenue streams for the clubs and venues.”

Rypplzz also noted that it is exploring security-related applications for large warehouses, event locations and construction sites for precise geo-location and enhanced connectivity to improve security and asset management in these spaces, driving better efficiency and safety among workers.

“Rypplzz addresses an enormous marketing opportunity to leverage geospatial mapping for a host of compelling use cases. The technology differs significantly from anything currently on the market and the team has built remarkable traction, even in its early stages, bringing to market a technology that unlocks new possibilities to engage in hybrid physical-virtual environments,” said Thomas Carter, Founder of Deal Box Ventures.

“At Rypplzz, we see spatial computing as the next major evolution of computing, following the personal computer and the smartphone,” said Josh Pendrick, Founder and CEO of Rypplzz. “We believe our technology will be instrumental in realizing the full potential of spatial computing across multiple industries. We’ve only scratched the surface of what’s possible in this exciting market, and our platform’s design opens the door to the next big wave of innovation that will transform the digital-physical experience.”

Rypplzz recently partnered with the musician Grimes, who leveraged the company’s technology to host an augmented reality art rave at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami. The company is also partnering with Skypath Security to deliver pinpoint geo-location accuracy to improve warehouse security and operations and build the infrastructure that could help first responders access real time data needed to save crucial time while responding to security issues and active events.

For more information on Rypplzz and its  geo-location technology for use across the AR, Web3 and spatial computing space, please visit the company’s website.

Image credit: Rypplzz

About the author

Sam Sprigg

Sam is the Founder and Managing Editor of Auganix. With a background in research and report writing, he has been covering XR industry news for the past seven years.