Returning investor NetEase contributed to VR haptic gloves developer HaptX's series A round to boost its total funding to $19m.

US-based haptic technology developer HaptX has received $12m in series A funding from investors including internet technology provider NetEase.

The corporate was joined in the round by Dawn Patrol Ventures, Mason Avenue Investments, Taylor Frigon Capital Partners, Upheaval Investments, Votiv Capital, Keiretsu Forum and Keiretsu Capital.

Formerly known as AxonVR, HaptX has developed haptic technology that uses microfluidic technology to create gloves that enable wearers to feel the shape, weight and movement of objects in virtual reality. It will put…

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Robert Lavine

Robert Lavine is special features editor for Global Venturing.