HQ: San Francisco
CEO: Michael Buckwald
New Funding: $30 million
Backers: Highland Capital Partners, others
Motion-control software is in the spotlight thanks to companies like Leap Motion, whose technology can track movements to 1/100th of a millimeter with no lag time, the company claims. The Leap Motion controller itself has a 150-degree field of view, and it can track individual hands and fingers at a rate of 290 frames per second. Leap Motion said in early January that it plans to use the latest VC infusion to scale manufacturing in preparation of the controller's retail launch later this year.