Sama Learning takes top honor at Capital Region AR VR Accelerator
By Mark Anderson — Sacramento Business Journal / Apr 19, 2019
Sama Learning, a virtual reality learning platform, took the top honor in the Capital Region AR VR Accelerator Thursday, and it may have found funding to boot.
At the accelerator’s Demo Day Thursday in Sacramento, Sama Learning got an appointment to talk funding next week with Sacramento venture capital fund Impact Venture Capital.
Sama has developed immersive, virtual reality tutoring to help college students study and better understand their science and math courses.
“It was a really impressive pitch,” said Jack Crawford, general partner with Impact. He said Sama has developed a tool that is in demand and has a huge market.
Sama’s technology has been in testing at California State University Chico, where it raised grades by at least one score for all who used it, said Barbara DeHart, co-founder of the company. The platform has also been used at Stanford University and Loyola Marymount University. The other Sama co-founder is Chris Tassone, a staff scientist with the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford. Sama is based in Nevada City and Palo Alto …