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Rony Abovitz (born 1971) is an American entrepreneur. Abovitz founded MAKO Surgical Corp., a company manufacturing surgical robotic arm assistance platforms, in 2004. MAKO was acquired by Stryker Corporation in 2013 for $1.65B.
Abovitz is the founder of the Mixed reality/Augmented Reality (MR/AR) company Magic Leap and is currently its CEO. In October 2014, the startup raised over $540 million of venture funding from Google and other investors. In March 7, 2018, Magic Leap raised $461 million in Series D funding from Axel Springer Digital Ventures and Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, which brought the total funding amount to $2.3 Billion. Other investors include Alibaba Group, AT&T, JP Morgan Chase, Fidelity Management, Qualcomm Ventures, and Morgan Stanley. In 2016, Forbes estimated that Magic Leap was worth $4.5 billion.In October 2017, Magic Leap announced the partnership with online comic book publisher Madefire. Magic Leap unveiled its first product, the Magic Leap One, on December 20th, 2017. Magic Leap One was released to developers in 6 cities on August 8, 2018.
Abovitz's father worked in the real estate industry and his mother was an artist.
Abovitz states he grew up playing Atari video games, and at the age of 8 he received his first computer which he says was an Apple Macintosh. 
After high school, Abovitz aimed to have a career as a scientist.
In 2017, Abovitz spoke at the Black Tech Week annual conference, where he shared some of his goals for the Magic Leap company.
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