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While Google Glass is cool and all, you still have to double up if your eyesight is bad. Not so with LaForge Optical’s stylish smart glasses, which feature prescription lenses.
And today the startup announced that it’s raising a fresh $1.1 million in seed funding to further develop its technology and future product lines. As you’ll recall, we first heard from LaForge last year when it launched a very successful Indiegogo campaign that it yanked prior to its funding goal date after securing seed funding. (Because no one wants to pull a Zach Braff.)
LaForge said it plans to use the additional capital to relocate its operations from LA to San Mateo, Calif., hire additional talent, and more. It will also use a portion of the funding to rebrand its signature product, whose previous name, Icis, was way too close to terrorist group ISIS.
The funding comes from new LaForge partner and smart lens technology company Somo Optical. The startup said it is planning to announced additional investments in the near future.
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