Aug. 1, 2012: When Oculus Asked for Donations

By March 26, 2014March 24th, 2020Newswires

By  TOM GARA  and  LORA KOLODNY

On Aug. 1, 2012, a fledgling company called Oculus took to crowdfunding site Kickstarter to raise money to get its virtual reality headset off the ground.

What did you get in return for an investment? Everybody who funded the company with $10 was promised “a sincere thank you from the Oculus team” and regular updates on the project. When the funding period closed at the beginning of September, 1,009 people had kicked in ten bucks each. A $25 investment got you a T-Shirt as well as a thank you.

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