It’s been a long time coming, but the Virtuix Omni, an omni-directional treadmill that’s used to walk within virtual reality (VR) experiences, is now shipping. The company announced as much last month ahead of its upcoming showcase for the kit at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada later this week, where it will be shown with the HTC Vive head-mounted display (HMD). Today, however, Virtuix is revealing a new ‘testing-the-waters’ investment stage’ to help it raise additional funds.
This new phase is on SeedInvest under the new mini-IPO rules of Regulation A. This essentually means the general public can invest in the company under Title IV of the JOBS Act. The company plans to use the funds raised to grow Virtuix, making the Omni a part of ‘Active VR’ setups for home use and with commercial applications.
“Our company owes its beginning to the support of the passionate virtual reality community,” Founder and CEO of Virtuix Jan Goetgeluk said of the news. “Each week we receive requests from supporters who want to participate in the financial future of our company and, because of regulation, we’ve had to turn them away. It felt counter to our company’s culture. Now, with Regulation A, our customers and supporters may have a chance to buy shares in Virtuix alongside Silicon Valley venture capitalists and global institutional investors.”
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