Gers: specializing in virtual reality, the company Virtuelconcept is launching a fundraiser of €700,000

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The virtual reality company needs €700,000 to grow. Raised €400,000 on an investment platform, with a promise to double the stake in 5 years.

Will Montesquiou be the seed of a future Silicon Valley Gers? The idea makes Claude Bélégou, administrator and founder with Guy Sorbadère of Virtuelconcept smile in this small village in 2017. However, the company has solid ambitions, with a fundraising of €700,000, including €400,000 on the Internet, through a platform specializing in investment.

“Covid has delayed our development, explains Claude Bélégou. We had planned a lot of work, demonstrations, dozens of scheduled presentations… They had to be postponed, which resulted in a deficit. But that was left behind. »

And, above all, the interest in digital virtual reality solutions offered by the company Gers. “We have very fast development prospects, and that requires money. By 2026, we want to open three showrooms in Paris, Marseille and Toulouse, two agencies in Bordeaux and Lyon and recruit 15 people. With a key move to facilities – still in Montesquiou – of 2,000 m2 for training and manufacturing.

“The prospects are immense”

To this end, Virtuelconcept has bank support of €300,000 and an IPO of €400,000 via the Internet. It took a year of work to put this offer online*. “Wiseed is very demanding before accepting this offer. We had to answer studies, questionnaires, in order to assure investors that they had a safe project ahead of them. Because it’s really an investment and not a gift. In addition to the 25% automatic tax credit, linked to digital investment, “the investor is guaranteed to recover double their investment in 5 years, we have an obligation to repurchase. » €100 invested in 2022 will be worth €200 in 2027.

In the immersive cube, everything is usable and at scale 1.
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risky for the company? Virtuelconcept’s sales forecasts are such that Claude Bélégou has no doubts. “The shares will likely be worth more than twice as much! We also limit this portion of investment to maintain control of the company. The identified market is huge, he said. Starting with BIM – Building Information Modeling – that is, the modeling of building information that has become the rule in terms of construction, based on a 3D digital model. But “the prospects are immense: we can go to construction, but also to training, education, industry or even sales… Anywhere where virtual reality can reduce costs. »

Thus, the digital tool developed by Virtuelconcept conquered large groups such as Airbus, Saint-Gobain, etc. The latter wants to equip its Point P stores with an augmented reality cube. “A cube for Ponto P, for example, allows replacing thousands of m2 of showroom space, adding equipment, materials, all this very easily. “The contracts are in progress, some companies have already been delivered. For Claude Bélégou, this virtual cube will be as essential as the smartphone in a few years. “Of course you have to convince, but the needs arise, this tool did not exist! But after thousands of demonstrations, visits, we never had negative feedback! »

cubist revolution

The immersive cube imagined by Virtuelconcept consists of a space of 9 m2, where the user, or even a group, is immersed in virtual reality from floor to ceiling. The decoration, the objects, everything is usable, and in scale 1. We can open a window, tilt it out, but also, with a click, change the color of a wall, like the electrical network, etc. In addition to the universe of the building, the virtual cube allows manipulations, such as the disassembly of a mechanism, a dissection and, therefore, it lends itself to training. The other advantage of the 4D cube is its price – almost €72,000 compared to €2 million for similar devices – and its mobility. It is easy to disassemble and can be used anywhere.

*https://www.wiseed.com/project/52546392

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