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Z21 startup announces $1.1m Seed round

Published: 11 June 2019
Jame and Daniel
Left to Right: Jaime Lomeli and Daniel Martinho-Corbishley

Aura Vision, which began its journey with crucial early investment from the Z21 Innovation fund has raised a $1.1M Seed round, from a mix of angel investors, angel funds and corporate venture funds.

The round includes an investment from the venture arm of the supplier of sporting goods and services, ASICS, who also see an opportunity to use Aura Vision within their stores. Other notable investors include Pioneer Fund. This round follows Aura Vision’s participation in the Y-Combinator Winter 2019 batch. The
money will be used to fund new hires to continue development and sales of the product.

With the new funding in place, Aura Vision is now looking for team members in technical roles in Computer Vision, Front-end and Back-end development. Building on their time in Electronics and Computer Science at Southampton, where co-founders Daniel and Jaime Lomeli both completed their PhDs, the team is particularly keen to hear from University of Southampton graduates. If you are interested in joining this exciting and fast growing team, get in touch with them at

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About Z21

Z21 is an initiative founded by the Web Science Institute that is proposed to drive innovation into the real world. Its maiden project is a collaboration between the WSI and the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The mission of the Fund is to accelerate University of Southampton Web startups towards investment and rapid growth and create high-tech jobs in the Solent region.

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