Leap Motion is a startup developing advanced motion sensing technology for humancomputer interaction. Originally inspired by frustration surrounding 3D modeling using a mouse and keyboard, Leap Motion asserts that molding virtual clay should be as easy as molding clay in the real world. Founded in 2010 as OcuSpec, the startup raised a $1.3M seed financing round in June 2011 with investments from venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz and Founders Fund as well as several angel investors. In May 2012, Leap Motion announced a $12.75M Series A funding round led by Highland Capital Partners with participation from existing investors. After operating in stealth mode since 2010, Leap Motion publicly announced its first product, The Leap, on May 21, 2012. Preordered devices are set to ship in February 2013. The Leap is a small USB peripheral designed to rest on a user's desk facing upward, thereby creating a 3D interaction space of roughly 8 cubic feet.
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