Google and Jaunt to Collaborate on High-End, Cinematic Virtual Reality (VR) Experiences
Palo Alto, CA — June 23, 2015 — Today, Google and Jaunt announced a collaboration to produce high-end, cinematic VR content. In this collaboration, Jaunt will become a preferred VR content creator for Google and its partners, helping to make premium VR accessible to anyone.
As the leading Google Cardboard cinematic VR publisher, Jaunt has brought over a dozen VR experiences to Google Play, including Paul McCartney, The North Face: Climb, Earth Encounter, and Other Space, from celebrated director Paul Feig. Through its collaboration with Google, Jaunt will get early access to Google’s Jump technology and will collaborate with Google to create even more ground-breaking VR content.
“Jaunt has produced some of the most incredible premium VR experiences available today, so we’re incredibly excited to work together, and bring immersive VR video to everyone,” stated Clay Bavor, Vice President of Product at Google.
“We’re extremely proud of the quality we have achieved in live-action cinematic VR—and we’re eager to get it in front of a growing VR fan base,” said Jens Christensen, CEO and Co-Founder of Jaunt. “Google is uniquely positioned to amplify user adoption. So we’re thrilled to work with them to deliver stunning, best-in-class VR experiences to audiences all around the world.”
Google Ventures is a Jaunt investor, having backed the company’s capabilities and mission since the early days. With today’s new collaboration, Google and Jaunt deepen their commitment to VR, and to immersive experiences for everyone.
Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. Google’s innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top Internet property and its brand one of the most recognized in the world. More information about Google Cardboard and Jump can be found at g.co/cardboard and g.co/jump.
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 Highland Capital Partners, Google Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Peter Gotcher, Blake Krikorian, and British Sky Broadcasting (corporate.sky.com). Experience more at www.jauntvr.com.
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