AI meets XR
The Venture Reality Fund drives innovation and investment at the intersection of immersive, spatial, and intelligent computing for consumer and enterprise sectors. This includes a combination of artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and virtual reality to power the future of computing. Together with our world-class limited partners, we invest in innovative solutions and promising entrepreneurs across a variety of sectors, from infrastructure and development tools to content and applications.
Intelligent and spatial technologies are becoming mainstream, disrupting every consumer and enterprise sector. We help investors navigate the landscape of solutions, and leverage our unique position and visibility in the market to advance both strategic and financial return on investment.
We feel privileged to be joining the journey and vision of the teams we invest in. As a founder-friendly firm, we roll up our sleeves to provide mentorship and support based on each startup’s need. Our expert guidance, capital, and strategic relationships enable early-stage startups to bring industry-defining technologies to market faster and execute rapidly.
General Partner & Co-founder
Tipatat is a VR/AR industry spokesperson and thought leader, advising and mentoring companies, incubators, and accelerators around the world. With extensive experience creating interactive and immersive content, he works to advance the future of broadcasting, enabling dynamic content delivery that enhances user experience. Tipatat regularly contributes to publications and industry events, and serves as an advisor to Tokyo VR Startups. He was co-founder and CEO of mobile game startup Big Head Mode, Inc., which was was sold to PlayFirst. Tipatat obtained his B.S. from Stanford University in Symbolic Systems with a concentration in Human Computer Interaction.
General Partner & Co-founder
Marco is a technology and global investment executive and thought leader with extensive venture capital and company-building expertise. As a General Partner, he works with startups and co-investors to build the future of enterprise, and advises various media and technologies in AI/VR/AR sectors. He was a Managing Director of Evolution Media Partners, a part of TPG Capital, focused on technologies relevant to media and entertainment. Prior to that, Marco was President and CEO of PlayFirst, Inc. and sold PlayFirst to Glu Mobile (NASDAQ: GLUU). Marco obtained his MBA from Carnegie Mellon University; a post-graduate Engineer Degree in Aeronautics/Astronautics from Stanford University; an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from San Jose State University; and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.
Special Limited Partner and General Partner
Hironao is the Founder and CEO of Gumi Inc., which aims to be the leading entertainment company of the Information Evolution Era. Previously, he served as company director of Atmovie Inc., where he produced movies and televised dramas. He has studied at both Fudan University in China as well as Santa Monica College in the United States.
Our Commitment to Gender Parity
Women are the largest emerging market in the world, and we know from experience and numerous research studies that gender balance in company and industry leadership is central to improving performance, productivity, and profitability. Yet in the tech space in particular, gender bias still favors male founders, investors, board members, and panelists.
Our General Partners are committed to achieving gender parity in our sector. As part of this commitment, we work closely with the WXR Fund and their initiatives. We also engage in active conversation with organizers each time we participate in panel or industry events to ensure fair and balanced gender representation.
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