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UPDATED: DIsplair raised $1 million at $4 million valuation.
When I just started contributing to TechCrunch I wrote about DisplAir, the Russian company which projects images onto an air screen, and allows interacting with images with bare hands. The story was received well (should I humblebrag that it went viral?) and this video still makes me think that this is some kind of magic.
Yesterday, when it was yet another public holiday in Germany, EWDN made it official, that DisplAir has raised a round of investment at the valuation of $6 million although the details of the round have not been disclosed. We knew it off the record before: one of the investors Bas Godska told us a secret in a private Facebook message a couple of weeks earlier.
Other investors in Displair included Leta Group, Esther Dyson, the founders of EWDN Adrien Henni and Alexander Baderko, Pierre Vibert; CFO at Rasec Vostok, Alex Kichaykin, one of the directors of of Renaissance Capital, Igor Pichugin, an executive at Russian Venture Company and others.
Based in Astrakhan, DisplAir is a member of Kazan IT Park and a resident of Skolkovo, which offers the company financial support and tax breaks.
DisplAir plans to start production of its devices in Autumn 2012.
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