Toronto-based Dark Slope, an AR/VR developer, has raised new funding that will shore up the company's shift toward immersive learning. In an announcement, the company said it closed a bridge funding round from multiple investors, which brings its total funding to $2.75m. Dark Slope co-founder Raja Khanna will also step into the role of CEO. Its immersive learning tech and content will focus on training workforces at scale.
- The company has a new leadership team as it shifts from location-based VR entertainment toward immersive learning. This includes Kavi Maharajh taking on the role of Chief Product Officer, where he will help build its immersive learning platform Involve XR.
- Khanna, a serial entrepreneur, is tasked with driving the overall growth of the company and its pivot. He was previously the CEO of Television & Digital at Blue Ant Media and the co-founder of technology company QuickPlay Media, which AT&T acquired in 2016.
- Dark Slope previously raised $1.5m, which resulted in a content deal for its location-based VR game, "Scarygirl Mission Maybee," based on Nathan Jurevicius’ graphic novel "Scarygirl."
- In March, Dark Slope released a smartphone AR game, "Trick Shot Kings," for AT&T.