Health tech company Aira.IO announced Thursday that it has raised $2.5 million in a Series A round of financing.
The round was led by Lux Capital and ARCH Venture Partners, and included well-known angel investors Larry Bock (co-founder of Illumina) and Scott Belsky (co-founder of Behance).
The Series A comes on the heels of an $800,000 seed financing closed in October 2015.
Aira.IO, based in San Diego, makes remote assistance technology intended to help the blind and visually impaired gain more mobility and independence. The technology is intended to help users with a wide range of daily activities, from navigating city streets to recognizing faces in a crowd. Using this technology, blind users wear smart glasses that are connected with network certified agents, plus family and friends. Agents use a real-time and cloud-based Mission Control-style dashboard that processes live data streams from cameras, GPS, and other sensor systems from wearable platforms such as Google Glass and Vuzix, according to the release.