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A Conversation with Baobab Studios

Virtual Reality  |  February 26, 2016  |  By

We sat down with CEO Maureen Fan and Chief Creative OfficerEric Darnell to understand more about the company, the impetus behind its creation and advice they’d give other entrepreneurs. The duo has an impressive background in gaming and animation. Maureen served as VP of Games at Zynga, where she managed several studios including the FarmVille sequels and Eric Darnell is…

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VR Content – On the Eve of a Renaissance

Featured, For Entreprenuers, Virtual Reality  |  January 27, 2016  |  By

Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality is technology that simulates an alternate environment by immersing the viewer in a captive, fully digital experience. This is what sets VR apart from other forms of media, but also presents unique challenges requiring new hardware and novel approaches to content creation. We’re finally there on hardware VR needs to be experienced through a head mounted display (HMD),…

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Our Series A Investment in Baobab Studios, a Leader in VR Animation

Funding Announcement, Virtual Reality  |  December 3, 2015  |  By

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Animation is a core pillar of consumer media, generating $200B globally each year, compared to the $600B spent on US entertainment annually. Franchises like Universal’s “Despicable Me” and Pixar’s “Toy Story” popularity hinge the story’s universal appeal. Virtual Reality presents an ideal medium for creative storytelling When consumers put on their virtual reality headsets, they gravitate toward the best animation,…

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Comcast Ventures Adds to its Virtual Reality Investments with NextVR

Comcast Ventures, Virtual Reality  |  November 16, 2015  |  By


Imagine watching the Golden State Warriors play from the front row or a taking in a heated Democratic presidential debate with 180-degree view – all from the comfort of your own home. With NextVR, the leader in live-action virtual reality broadcast technology, this is now possible.  As the preeminent company that can transmit live high definition virtual reality over the…

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Our Investment in Altspace VR

Funding Announcement, Virtual Reality  |  August 6, 2015  |  By

Altspace VR

Virtual Reality is technology that simulates physical presence via a head-mounted display. What makes VR unique compared to other media formats is the potential for complete immersion. Market analysts estimate the VR market opportunity to grow from single digit millions in 2016 to billions of dollars in 2020. But the question is what will consumers do when they’re in their…

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