Livelike, a social VR sports viewing company has recently raised $9.6 million in a series B investment round of funding led by Greycroft Partners and Lepe Partners. The company is looking to create an immersive way to watch your favorite sports in VR with more options in viewing angles and have a comfortable seating place inside suite’s for luxury accomodations.
Livelike has been working with broadcasters such as Fox Sports and Sky to bring viewers up close and personal with your favorite athletes and teams. Last year, they’ve worked on virtually broadcasting games from FIFA, NFL, and eSports matches. They also broadcasted Super Bowl 51 in VR where you got to watch the match from inside the VR suite.
The company acts as a white label partner that allows broadcasters to stream regular or interactive VR content under their own brand with or without a VR headset. The company has produced 76 games in five different countries and has already streamed over 300 hours in various sports.
A cool aspect about the Livelike platform is how you’re able to watch these sporting events with your friends. They can simply join your in the virtual world and watch the same game in the same virtual space.
With the new funding, Livelike is looking to expand their audience base and build the architecture to support a larger community within VR. You’ll soon get to see more different types of suites and areas to view your favorite sporting events in VR through their platform.