Jaunt Named One of Fast Co.'s World's Most Innovative Companies 2016

Fast Company Honors Jaunt As The Most Innovative Virtual Reality Company In The World
New York, February 16, 2016 – Today, Jaunt announced its inclusion on Fast Company’s annual ranking of the world’s 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2016, which honors leading enterprises and rising newcomers that exemplify the best in nimble business and impactful innovation. Additionally, Jaunt has been named the number one most innovative virtual reality company for leading in the development of the industry.

As an end-to-end solution for creating the highest quality cinematic virtual reality content available today, Jaunt strives to bring virtual reality to mainstream consumer audiences. Jaunt is furthering this mission with groundbreaking innovations such as the creation of the award winning Jaunt ONE VR camera, Jaunt Studios and a wide range of new VR content available on the Jaunt VR app for iOS, Android and GearVR. Jaunt has worked with a wide variety of leading content creators, artists and brands across a multitude of industries, including The North Face, Paul McCartney, Rebecca Minkoff, Ben Stiller, ABC News, Sky News and Lilly Singh.


“Jaunt is proud to be named one of Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2016 and the most innovative virtual reality company in the world, alongside an impressive list of tech and business pioneer. However there is so much more to accomplish and we are eager to continue pressing ahead with establishing a set of best practices for VR content creation. The future has never been brighter for virtual reality and we hope to continue playing a large role in its development, ” said Jaunt CEO and co-founder Jens Christensen.

Most Innovative Companies is one of Fast Company’s most significant and highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year. To produce the 2016 list, the magazine’s editors spent a full year gathering and analyzing data on companies around the globe. For the first time, Fast Company enlisted machine intelligence to help inform the list: Quid, a San Francisco-based startup, used its software to create topographical maps of innovation across more than 40 sectors of the economy. “This year’s package—which includes top ten lists in 27 sectors—emphasizes the breadth of companies with progressive, agile business models, cultures of creativity, and ability to adapt in today’s fast-paced world,”   said Fast Company editor Robert Safian.

Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March 2016) is now available online at www.fastcompany.com/MIC as well as in app form via iTunes, and on newsstands beginning February 23rd.

About Jaunt

Jaunt is pioneering the future of creative storytelling through cinematic virtual reality. Founded in 2013, Jaunt is the leading developer of the hardware, software, tools, and applications to enable cinematic VR and put the power of virtual reality in the hands of today’s best content creators. In addition, Jaunt works with leading creatives – from brands to artists to filmmakers – to create cutting-edge content through its studio arm, Jaunt Studios. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, the company also maintains a presence in Los Angeles and produces branded and original VR content for audiences worldwide. Jaunt’s investors include The Walt Disney Company, Evolution Media Partners, China Media Capital, Highland Capital Partners, Google Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Axel Springer, ProSiebenSat.1 SE, The Madison Square Garden Company, Peter Gotcher, Blake Krikorian, and Sky (corporate.sky.com). Experience more at www.jauntvr.com.

About Fast Company

Fast Company is the world’s leading progressive business media brand, with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology, ethical economics, leadership, and design. Headquartered in New York City, Fast Company is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, one of the U.S.’s leading media companies.

Media Contacts

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SutherlandGold Group for Jaunt
Victoria Butler, 415-848-7178

For Fast Company:

Mary Wible Vertin, 917.593.3223

Alexa Jaccarino, 212.389.5436