Discord acquires AR startup Ubiquity6

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Audio chat app giant Discord has acquired San Francisco-based augmented reality and video chat startup Ubiquity6. Financial terms of the acquisition weren’t disclosed. 

The acquisition was announced by Ubiquity6 co-founder & CEO Anjney Midha in a blog post

‘’Our mission at Ubiquity6 has always been to unlock new ways for people to connect through shared experiences.’’ said Midha. ‘’Joining Discord today allows us to accelerate that mission — Ubiquity6’s team, Backyard product and multiplayer technology will be integrated into Discord.’’

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Founded in 2017, Ubiquity had raised $37.5 million so far, from investors including Benchmark, First Round, Kleiner Perkins and Google’s Gradient Ventures. 

In 2019, the startup launched ‘’Displayland’’, a mobile app that lets users turn their smartphones into a 3D scanner. 

Last year, Ubiquity6 launched a new project Backyard, ‘’with the mission of creating a place for everyone to play, talk and connect around shared experiences built by a global community of developers.’’

The project was in beta for a while, however, the website and its app were unplugged following the company’s acquisition by Discord.

‘’Our platform, games and activities have found a new home there, and we’re excited to share more in the coming months about bringing the best of Backyard to Discord.’’ reads the Backyard website.

Written by Sophie Blake


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