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Immersive tech startup Metaphysiks gets closer to metaverse with £2M funding

Metaphysiks Co-founder

Switzerland-based immersive tech startup Metaphysiks that combines neuroscience and robotics to create multisensory experiences, has secured $2 million in funding.

The funding round was led by international investment firm, TNF (The New Frontiers) Investments. It was joined by numerous prominent investors, including Logitech, Tej Tadi (founder of

Switzerland-based immersive tech startup Metaphysiks that combines neuroscience and robotics to create multisensory experiences, has secured $2 million in funding. 

The funding round was led by international investment firm, TNF (The New Frontiers) Investments. It was joined by numerous prominent investors, including Logitech, Tej Tadi (founder of Swiss multi-unicorn Mindmaze), and All Here SA.

Advancements in bodily stimulation

The funds will be used to accelerate the transformation and commercialisation of Metaphysiks‘ intellectual property into a neuro-haptic skin that allows users to bring their sensations, emotions, and cognition into the metaverse. The startup will contribute to humanising the Metaverse, bringing physical and emotional engagement into the digital world.

Besides the investment, Samir Khosla, Venture Partner at TNF has been appointed to the Metaphysiks’ Board of Directors.

TNF Investments founder, Erkin Bek said: “We are delighted to support Metaphysiks’ rollout of its cutting-edge immersive technology that will empower digital environments with new and rich tactile experiences, deeply rooted in neuroscience. Metaphysiks is poised to positively transform human lives and institutions by merging the physical and digital worlds.”

TNF Venture Partner, Samir Khosla added: “We look forward to supporting the team and the company as they commercialize their intellectual property into industries with burning needs for better experiences, to name a few healthcare, esports, life sciences, digital workplaces, and entertainment.”

Simon Gallo, PhD, Metaphysiks Co-founder and Head of Technology said: “Rich haptic feedback is the key enabler to truly feeling the Metaverse. The goal is to integrate our neuro-haptic skin into objects of our daily life, like chairs or keyboards, thereby transforming them into access points to unique digital experiences.”

Giulio Rognini, PhD, Metaphysiks Co-founder and Head of Partnerships added: “This funding round validates the vast potential of Metaphysiks’ platform and supports our vision of connecting digital worlds with our body to make the digital realm feel real.”

What does Metaphysiks do?

Founded by Simon Gallo, Olaf Blanke and Giulio Rognini in Lausanne, Switzerland, Metaphysiks takes immersion to innovative heights.

Its soft robotic interfaces interact with the skin, combining temperature, pressure and vibration to create a realistic tactile experience while proprietary algorithms mimic how the brain merges touch with vision, sound, proprioception and movement to create and restore lifelike multi-sensory experiences.

Metaphysiks’ core technology, MetaTouch is based on a decade of cutting-edge research in the laboratories of Metaphysiks’ co-founder and world-leading neuroscientist, Prof. Olaf Blanke, MD. It effectively connects the nervous system via the surface of the skin using neuroscience-based thermo-variant & haptic-tactile products to enrich conscious experiences integrated with digital environments.

Its first product STiLL lets Metaphysiks deliver rich bodily touch sensations that mimic physiological signals and deliver them in an integrated methodology, prompting the user’s mind to generate conscious experiences.

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