Sep 5 , 2018

“Thought Report” on HMI and VR/AR

Overview of Human-Machine Interface (HMI), Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR) Technologies

Palo Alto, CA – September 5, 2018 – Menalto Advisors is pleased to announce its new “Thought Report” on the topic of “Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI), Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR).”

Human-Machine Interface (HMI) technologies have become increasingly critical across the electronics sector and are often the major differentiating factor for products. Voice assistants, motion tracking, vision processing, haptics, eye tracking, and biometric sensing are all expected to become increasingly pervasive.

Two particular types of user interfaces that are expected to be especially disruptive are virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Many forecasts project that VR/AR will be transformative to several industries and that the VR/AR market will reach hundreds of billions of dollars over the next decade. However, VR/AR headset sales are still tiny relative to most forecasts and there is controversy over the timing and catalysts for the markets.

Therefore, we thought it was a good time we wrote a report on the HMI and VR/AR sectors. The 200+ page report includes:

  • An overview of human-machine interface (HMI) technologies including touch, speech, motion, vision, eye tracking, and biometric sensing
  • Highlights of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies
  • Summaries of recent HMI and VR/AR M&A transactions and investments
  • Brief profiles of more than 100 private HMI and VR/AR companies

To request a copy of the report, please contact one of the senior bankers at Menalto Advisors or send an email request to

About Menalto Advisors

Menalto Advisors, LLC is an entrepreneur-led investment banking boutique focused on mergers and acquisitions for emerging growth technology companies. The firm was founded by a close-knit group of experienced investment bankers with deep technology domain experience and expertise across key transaction disciplines. Our unique partnership approach combined with our global reach, depth of understanding, and proactive advisement help clients exceed their M&A goals. Menalto Advisors is headquartered in Palo Alto, in the heart of Silicon Valley. More information about Menalto Advisors is available on our website: