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 unveiled the first version of its virtual reality gloves in 2017. The gloves work with a VR headset and tracker, connected to a central control box, and let users move through virtual environments and feel virtual objects with their hands.


HaptX Gloves enable natural interaction and realistic haptic feedback in virtual reality and robotics for the first time. HaptX is leasing its gloves development kit to paying customers such as Volkswagen.


HaptX is backed by NetEase, Amit Kapur of Dawn Patrol Ventures, Mason Avenue Investments, Taylor Frigon Capital Partners, Upheaval Investments, Votiv Capital, Keiretsu Forum and others. The company received $1.5M grant from National Science Foundation on Sep 29, 2020. This brings HaptX's total funding to $20.5M to date.



  • Year founded: 2012
  • Funding Info: $20.5M over 4 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Grant)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 11-50
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Seattle
  • State: Washington
  • Country: United States
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