Tipatat Chennavasin, General Partner at The Venture Reality Fund is one of 50 world-class speakers appearing at VR Connects San Francisco 2017 on the 27th and 28th June. To hear him speak in person, book your ticket now!
Q: What do you do?
A: I invest in early stage VR and AR startups. I am also a mentor to VR/AR incubator programs and evangelise VR/AR all around the world. I also make art in VR as a hobby.
Q: What makes you most excited for VR, AR and MR?
A: The unlimited possibilities that VR, AR, and MR create - not just for start-ups, but all people around the world.
Q: What are your thoughts on the way the industry has grown in the last 12 months?
A: The growth has been incredible. I created VR and AR industry landscapes to show what is being worked on and by who and the landscapes are growing so quicky it's hard to keep up. There are now so many companies, I might have to make it in VR to showcase them all.
Q: What major trends do you predict for VR, AR and MR in the next 12 months?
A: There will be even bigger and more impressive games hitting the major VR platforms, but the biggest trend for VR gaming will be the Location Based Entertainment, aka VR arcades, theme parks and cafes all around the world. Also very important is Microsoft and their partners HP, Lenovo, Acer, and Asus pushing VR into enterprise in a big way. And with Apple and Facebook making their AR SDKs available, we are going to see an explosion of AR on existing devices. Hopefully we will also see more MR HMDs in the hands of developers, as well pushing high-end MR.
Q: Which part of VR Connects/PGC San Francisco are you most looking forward to and why?
A: Meeting start-ups and learning what new and amazing ways people are changing the world with this awesome technology.
About The Speaker
Tipatat Chennavasin is a General Partner of the Venture Reality Fund investing in early stage VR and AR companies. He has experience creating VR/AR content and became convinced of the power of VR when he accidentally cured himself of his real life fear of heights while developing in VR. He has established himself as a VR/AR industry spokesperson and thought leader and has contributed to many publications and presented at various industry events worldwide. He is an advisor for many VR companies, as well as a mentor for VR incubators and accelerators around the world. The VR Fund has looked at over 2,000 startups in the space and invested in 18.
About VR Connects San Francisco 2017
More than 500 delegates from the VR, AR and MR industry will gather at San Francisco venue Bespoke on the 27th and 28th June 2017 for the first ever VR Connects San Francisco. Over the two days of the event, there will be 50 expert speakers addressing the key issues for the VR, AR and MR industry, from global trends and new tech to monetisation. Tickets are selling fast, so don’t miss out – get yours now!