HaptX, formerly known as AxonVR, is a provider of realistic haptic technology building a sensor-packed glove for VR and robotics applications that simulates haptic and resistance feedback for enterprise users.

HaptX builds technology that simulates touch with unprecedented realism.

HaptX was founded in 2012 by Jake Rubin and Bob Crockett. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.


HaptX is building perhaps the most advanced haptic VR glove to date, offering one of the most convincing experiences of touching the virtual world. The bulky, high-end gloves are primarily aimed at novel enterprise, training, and simulation use-cases.


HaptX's flagship product, DK2 VR glove, enables natural interaction and realistic haptic feedback in virtual reality and robotics for the first time. The gloves work with a VR headset and tracker, connected to a central control box.


HaptX is leasing its gloves development kit to paying customers such as Volkswagen.


HaptX is backed by NetEase, Verizon Ventures, Mason Avenue Investments, Taylor Frigon Capital Partners, Upheaval Investments, and others. The company raised $12M in Series-A1 round on Jul 22, 2021. This brings HaptX's total funding to $32.5M to date.



  • Year founded: 2012
  • Funding Info: $32.5M over 5 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series A-1)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 11-50
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Seattle
  • State: Washington
  • Country: United States
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