Magic Leap simply launched that they’re within the course of closing a Series E spherical of funding, on the other hand it sounds delight in they’re going to pray to clinch that funding with some elegant troubling gross sales numbers for his or her most engrossing arrangement accessible on the market.
The Recordsdata‘s Alex Heath is reporting that Magic Leap managed to promote simply 6,000 units of its $2,300 Magic Leap One headset in its first six months on sale, a figure made worse by CEO Rony Abovitz’s internal claims that he wanted the startup to promote no longer no longer up to 1,000,000 units of the arrangement in essentially the most vital year, a procedure the bid states he used to be later convinced to rethink — Abovitz later projected the firm would promote 100,000 units in essentially the most vital year.
We reached out to the firm for comment.
Given the firm’s long grand-hyped facet twin carriageway to the free up of the Magic Leap One, such low early reported gross sales are something but encouraging for his or her final desires of constructing a pair of augmented actuality glasses that can rival the efforts of Apple and Microsoft. There aren’t many gross sales figures accessible being shared for present AR headsets accessible on the market, but Magic Leap has also raised and spent more than any varied startup to free up their first arrangement.
The firm has now raised spherical $2.6 billion in enterprise funding from corporations delight in Google, Alibaba and a slew of varied investors. The memoir also reports that Google — and now Alphabet — CEO Sundar Pichai stepped down from the board and used to be modified by one more Google govt.