Light Field Lab raises $7m to develop holographic displays

Thursday, January 25th, 2018
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Light Field Lab Raises $7M To Realize Their Vision of the Holographic Future

SAN JOSE, CA — Light Field Lab, Inc., a company developing holographic display technologies, announces today the close of a $7 million seed round led by Khosla Ventures and Sherpa Capital with participation from R7 Partners. Light Field Lab will use the funding to complete a prototype of their revolutionary light field display systems, enabling real holographic objects to appear as if they are floating in space without the aid of accessories or head-mounted gear.

“Light Field Lab has the potential to change the way we view and interact with media,” said Vinod Khosla, Founder, Khosla Ventures. “This is essentially the holy grail of optical display technology, enabling things that seem like science fiction to be possible today. We are thrilled to be in on the ground floor with the team, and look forward to helping evolve this exciting technology.”

“Projecting holograms is just the beginning,” said Jon Karafin, CEO, Light Field Lab. “We are building the core modules to enable a real-world Holodeck. The strategic guidance offered by our investors is critical to enable these breakthrough technologies.”

Light Field Lab will bring real-world holographic experiences to professional and consumer markets with an end-to-end system, which will ultimately include modular holographic video walls with up to hundreds of gigapixels of resolution. The company will initially target large format location-based entertainment venues, and will ultimately bring a version of its holographic technologies to consumers.