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Saturday, January 23 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Attracting VCs & Scaling Businesses

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There is an unprecedented world-wide interest, investments and efforts in VR/AR by every major technology, media and entertainment company. VR and AR have the potential to dramatically transform the way consumers and enterprises consume and process content across most of the sectors; from films, gaming, travel, medicine, education to many others. In the last twelve months there has been an explosion of starts-ups innovating new camera designs, production software and publishing technologies as well as those that create original content for gaming and other entertainment. The challenge for these start-ups and venture investors is the uncertain adoption and growth dynamics of VR & AR. Google Cardboard accelerates the user base but there is still the fundamental question about initial market size and how fast it can grow to build viable businesses. As a result, the capital needs for VR/AR start-ups are yet to be defined to match the expected market growth. The Investor Panel will discuss the significant opportunities driven by VR&AR as well as the corresponding challenges affected by uncertain market adoption dynamics and scaling business.

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Marco DeMiroz

Co-founder & General Partner, The VR Fund
Marco is the co-founder and a general partner of The Venture Reality Fund (The VR Fund), where he oversees the company’s investments in early-stage virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR) startups. He has extensive experience in executive roles with... Read More →

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Bob Berry

Founder & CEO, Envelop VR
A serial entrepreneur with a proven track record and skill set that spans game and real-time 3D engine design, software and business development, crowdfunding, virtual reality technology, and web and back-end services development, he has been a leader in the software industry for... Read More →
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Kobie Fuller

Partner, Accel
A Partner at Accel, Kobie is focused on investments in next generation consumer and marketing automation technology. He was an early personal investor in Oculus prior to joining Accel and now spends much of his time focusing on virtual reality and computer vision having led the firm's... Read More →
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Bubba Murarka

Partner, DFJ
Bubba Murarka is a partner at DFJ, where he leads early stage investments in consumer internet and mobile technology companies, and serves on the boards of Circle CI, Highlight, Mast Mobile, and Twin Prime. Prior to DFJ, Bubba led product development for Facebook for Android, and... Read More →
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Jeff Wason

Partner, Boost VC
Jeff Wasson is Partner at Boost VC. Jeff is a 3X entrepreneur turned venture capitalist. Jeff was a founder of TravelNow.com, which as CEO he took public then sold to Hotels.com for $50 Million in cash when he was 27. After exiting the travel technology world in 2010, and taking a two and half year hiatus to travel the world with his wife and two daughters, he remerged ready to find the next big thing. An early investor in Boost VC, Jeff is now a General Partner... Read More →

Saturday January 23, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Theater 2