BanditVR (Acquired by Mantis XR in 2020)

Mantis XR creates immersive reality retail experiences and develops 3D e-commerce technology for the sports and retail industries.

Dr. Vincent Loi

CO-FOUNDER | 2020 Cohort

Mantis XR develops hyper-realistic social e-commerce experiences, increasing conversion and brand loyalty for its partners. Customers can shop in real time within the metaverse from any device.

Recently, Mantis XR worked on a project for the St. Louis Blues on Blues Experiential Reality (BXR), the first North American metaverse shopping experience in sports and entertainment.


“My first introduction to the tech community was through e@UBCO. My professor, Ken, was very vocal, encouraging students to get out of the research lab and experience the startup world. I really liked how the community could provide a lot of the support opportunities we needed.”

Venture Highlights

  • BanditVR was a third place winner in e@UBCO’s 2020 Quick Pitch Competition
  • Mantis XR graduated from Stadia Ventures Accelerator Spring 2022 Cohort

In the news

Mantis XR brings St. Louis Blues fans to the metaverse

The Vancouver-based company has partnered with the NHL team on what it says is a first-of-its-kind shopping experience for a sports franchise. 

Blues launch first metaverse retail shopping experience

Mantis XR brings the social elements of offline shopping to online spaces using their proprietary visualization science and turnkey social commerce platform. 

How the St. Louis Blues are entering the metaverse

The St. Louis Blues have teamed up with a technology startup to launch its first foray into the metaverse.

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