Marco is the co-founder and a general partner of The Venture Reality Fund (“VRF”), leading early stage venture fund focusing on Artificial Intelligence (“AI”), Immersive (“VR”) and Spatial(“AR”) Computing. He has extensive experience in executive roles with leading technology companies and in global investments. Previously he was a Managing Director with EvolutionMedia Capital (“Evolution”), an investment fund under TPG Capital and associated with theCreative Artists Agency (“CAA”). Marco actively advises numerous media and technology startups in AI and AR/VR sectors and has been collaborating with the Women in XR (“WXR”)Fund to ensure balanced gender representation.Prior to joining Evolution, he was president and chief executive officer of the leading mobile game studio, PlayFirst, which he sold to Glu Mobile (NASDAQ: GLUU) in 2014. Marco currently serves on the Boards of the Fund’s portfolio companies Phiar, Replica, and Virtualitics. Marco holds a Master of Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University; a post graduate Engineer degree in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University; aMaster’s degree in mechanical engineering from San Jose State University; and a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the United States Naval Postgraduate School. His post graduate studies at Stanford and research at NASA/Ames focused on stochastic modeling and digital control of helicopters, drones, and robots.
Thursday 3rd Dec
AI empowering immersive & spatial entertainment and enterprise.
Ai-driven innovations leveraging immersive (VR) and spatial (AR) solutions are already transforming how we work, learn, play, heal, and socialize. The use cases for intelligent AR and VR for both consumer and enterprise sectors are vast. In this talk, we'll share the core technology components and several implementations defining the future of entertainment and enterprise.