JAUNT ANNOUNCES BUSINESS TEAM TO SUPPORT GROWTH OF INTERNATIONAL CINEMATIC VR MARKET
New Hires Bolster Jaunt’s Strategic Plans To Bring VR To The Masses By Helping Secure Partnerships With Top Creative Talent and International Brands
PALO ALTO, CA – March 21, 2016 - Jaunt Inc., the industry leader in cinematic virtual reality (VR), today announced several new hires to support the company’s global strategy of partnering with top brands and creative talent to bring incredible cinematic VR experiences to audiences around the world. The business team will be primarily focused on securing partnerships for the production and distribution of premium cinematic VR experiences, as well as identifying creative ways to integrate VR into marketing campaigns.
Richard Goldberg, who previously served as founder and president of Blue Star Media, a consultancy firm specializing in new media platforms and content development, and who helped develop the initial programming content for DirecTV, serves as Global Head of Partnerships and Business Development. Here he will manage deals relating to content creation, distribution and joint ventures. Julie Uhrman, Founder and CEO of the ground-breaking video game console OUYA, brings a wealth of experience as the newly appointed Head of Platform Business Development.
Former EVP Advertising & Business Development at King Digital Entertainment, Mark Charkin, has joined the team as a senior consultant focused on sponsorships and brand partnerships. Meanwhile, Dominic Collins, former CMO of Legal & General and Director of Digital of UK wireless company EE, will be dedicated to implementing the company’s global commercial, marketing and brand strategy in Europe. Michiel Frackers, who previously co-founded Planet Internet, the largest internet company in the Netherlands, also joins as a field representative in Europe.
Jaunt has the biggest library of premium, professionally produced VR content for consumers. The team will be focused on expanding Jaunt’s list of AAA partners like Condé Nast, ABC News, the NFL, and creatives such as Doug Liman, broadening its reach of the app on dedicated HMDs and mobile devices, building on the success of existing brand partners like The North Face and Budweiser, while establishing a greater presence abroad.
“We are delighted to welcome such a talented group to the Jaunt team as we continue to deliver mind blowing VR content to consumers around the world,” says David Anderman, Chief Business Officer at Jaunt. “This world-class business group brings a collective wealth of experience, from business development and distribution to content licensing and sales, that will enable us to partner with the best premium brands to bring incredible cinematic VR experiences to a global audience.” All of the new hires sit within Anderman’s team.
About Jaunt Inc.
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.
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