21CF participates in $12.6 million Series A funding round for VR storytelling company Within (formerly Vrse)


Today it was announced that 21CF is participating in a $12.6 million funding round for VR storytelling company Within (formerly Vrse), led by Andreessen Horowitz. To learn more about Within and the company’s rebranding, read founder and CEO Chris Milk’s Medium post. The funding of Within follows 21CF’s investment earlier this year in leading augmented and virtual reality smart glasses designer and manufacturer Osterhout Design Group (ODG).

Chris Milk leading a VR demo at 21CF’s 2015 senior executive off-site in Palm Springs, Calif.

21st Century Fox is a leader in the creation of innovative virtual reality content, and 20th Century Fox is the first studio with an R&D center to drive the development of innovative technology and new consumer experiences across all digital platforms. The Fox Innovation Lab introduced the proof-of-concept experience “Wild – The Experience” at CES. “The Martian VR Experience” was the lab’s first commercial VR endeavor, in partnership with 20th Century Fox, RSA Films and The Virtual Reality Company. FOX Sports recently pioneered a five-year partnership with live-action VR broadcast technology company NextVR, which brought the first men’s college basketball tournament, the 116th U.S. Open Championship, Premier Boxing Champions and the Daytona 500 to VR.