If today’s AR/VR investment/merger-and-acquisition dynamics continue, there could be a window of one year to 18 months for corporate and VC “smart money” to do deals with AR/VR leaders at sensible valuations. And if the market begins to take off in late 2020 — potentially driven by Apple, Facebook and others — early stage deal makers could reap the rewards.

Digi-Capital’s AR/VR Analytics Platform and new 360-page Augmented/Virtual Reality Report Q3 2019 tracked over $5.4 billion and in the last 12 months to Q2 2019, with Chinese companies raising over 2.5 times the dollars (or RMB) of their North American counterparts. Global deal value, or dollars invested, was up in Q2 2019 over the previous quarter, driven by large, late stage Series C+ Chinese computer

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