Company Overview

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Closed:
Closed, Date Unknown
Headquarters:
Palo Alto, CA
Funding:
$7M
Categories:
Enterprise Software
Description:
Qwaq develops enterprise apps that consist of 3D virtual workspace environments for real-time collaboration and conferencing activities.

Detailed Description

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Qwaq is a company building enterprise applications that use 3D virtual environments for realtime collaboration and conferencing. Qwaq's flagship product, Qwaq forums, includes built-in voice communication and text chat, as well as the ability for users to share existing applications. The underlying system is built on top of Croquet, an open source 3D space system manager.

Users begin as they enter a virtual room, occupied by other users and objects like tables and posters on the walls. Many of those objects are standard desktop items -- a poster on the wall, for example, might be a Word document or Excel spreadsheet. When users click on the poster from "across" the room, or access it via keyboard shortcut, it expands to fill up their screen. In addition to chatting with the other users, users can add or subtract objects, or move through different rooms as desired. Qwaq Forums is designed for business computers, which tend to be less powerful than home computers. The company charges between $30 and $60 per user per month.

France based Tixeo, is another start-up focused on the same market. A slew of other companies offering tools to set up and collaborate in virtual worlds include Second Life, VastPark, ProtonMedia, Forterra Systems, and Multiverse.

Past Team (4)

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Funding Rounds (1) - $7M

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Products (1)

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    Qwaq Forums

    Qwaq Forums was added to CrunchBase in 2007

Investors (2)

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  • 3bcfc50684d16deb9650136dafc1fda4

    Storm Ventures

    Storm Ventures is a $600m (TAM) VC firm 100% focused solely on early-stage enterprise investments.
  • 451aec83d9add0f604afec4bc98a0cd4

    Alloy Ventures

    Early stage venture investor

Offices/Locations (1)

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  • HQ

    460 S. California Avenue

    Suite 304

    Palo Alto, CA 94306

    USA

Competitors (1)

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    Linden Lab

    Linden Lab develops shared digital creative spaces that inspire users to create, socialize and...