2 days after raising $502 million, Magic Leap called the cops to say an employee had stolen $1 million

Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz Asa Mathat for Vox Media

Magic Leap, the secretive Florida startup developing futuristic augmented reality glasses, raised a whopping $US502 million in October.

Two days later, it called the cops and told them an employee had stolen over $US1 million over a period of 23 months.

The story of the alleged theft, which has never been reported until now and apparently involved an HR manager and a recruiting company, is one of several strange problems that have bedeviled the young company, whose innovative technology is a subject of both fascination and scepticism among industry insiders.

In this exclusive BI Prime report, Business Insider’s Kif Leswing and Steven Tweedie uncover the latest sign of turmoil inside the $US6 billion startup whose backers include Google and Alibaba.

Click here to read Business Insider PRIME’s report about how an employee allegedly stole $US1 million from Magic Leap.