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Baobab Studios

Baobab Studios, headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., is a virtual reality company that creates story and character-driven cinematic experiences. The company was founded by Maureen Fan, who was most recently VP of Games at Zynga; and Eric Darnell, the director of such DreamWorks animated features as the four "Madagascar” franchise films and “Antz.” Baobab is funded by Comcast Ventures, HTC, Samsung, Advancit Capital, Chernin Group and Freelands Ventures, along with individuals including Zynga co-founder Mark Pincus and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel.


Comcast Ventures Team
Michael Yang


Portfolio Information
Status: Current
Sector: Consumer
Investment Stage: Series A


Maureen Fan, CEO and Co-Founder

“We’re excited to be working with Gavin, Michael and the team at Comcast Ventures. The team was the natural choice to lead our Series A with their understanding of VR, distribution and content. We look forward to collaborating with Comcast NBCUniversal.”