Seven years in the making, NextVR has now developed and patented the technology and built the only platform that can deliver live events in virtual reality with the energy and the passion of a truly immersive experience.
The response has been so extraordinary that FOX Sports, Live Nation, NBC Sports, HBO/Golden Boy, Turner Sports, and CNN have all partnered with NextVR to create a wide range of scheduled programs and highlights to deliver a truly immersive experience to their dedicated fans.
Co-Founder and CEO David Cole was a believer in fully-immersive media before there was such a thing - as a kid projecting 3D movies on a blanket of mist in his front yard and filming holograms in his family's laundry room.
And now, with three decades of experience in digital imaging and stereoscopic research and development, David holds seven patents and has co-authored almost 30 more pending patents in the VR world. A world David embraced as EVP of Research and Development and Member of the Board of Directors for a division of Kodak, where he developed virtual reality display technology and the first consumer stereoscopic 3D shutter glasses.
Today, through a relenteless push for more and more immersive innovations, David makes sure NextVR remains at the forefront, and then some, of delivering fully-immersive live VR sports and entertainment experiences.
Leading NextVR's capital growth and partnerships is Brad Allen, Executive Chairman. Brad brings over 30 years of international finance and business development experience to accelerate NextVR from industry pioneer into industry leader.
Tasked with capital development, partnerships, and financial outreach, for Brad NextVR is "like putting together a 10,000 piece puzzle." Yet through all the complexity, Brad was able to connect NextVR with the major players of sports and entertainment, inking multi-year partnerships with the NBA, FOX Sports, the ICC Champions Cup, and Live Nation, commitments unheard of until now. And more to come.
Brad has years of experience raising capital and scaling companies while working at major investment firms from New York City to Los Angeles to Hong Kong. Brad has created relationships in Asia, which have fostered deep interest in NextVR throughout the region.
As the executive vice president of software engineering, Alan is responsible for developing the technologies that’ll bring our vision for the future of entertainment VR to life.
Alan co-created the key compression and 360-degree video technologies that make our truly immersive VR experience possible. “Today, NextVR offers a ground-breaking VR platform for live entertainment,” says Alan. “Tomorrow, with our partners, we will make astonishing, live virtual reality available to billions around the world.”
Prior to joining NextVR, Alan led engineering at LearningSoft, where he developed cutting- edge, interactive educational games that seamlessly leveraged the full range of curriculum across all fifty U.S. states. Alan holds five patents in stereoscopic video encoding and, currently, has an additional thirty patents pending.
At NextVR, David oversees strategy and operations. He sets overall strategy for the company, and is credited with helping develop the business model that set the course for NextVR. David then ensures precise execution through his operations team.
He’s no stranger to M&A - as General Counsel at Quest Software, David oversaw their rapid growth, positioning the company for acquisition by Dell in 2012. This showcased his disciplined business approach that shines through with his strategic leadership on a global scale at NextVR.
“Together we built the ship, now I’m responsible for steering it in the right direction” David says about his role at NextVR. It’s clear he applies the necessary business discipline to keep NextVR focused on its quest to disrupt the sports and entertainment landscape.
In 2014 David Krinsky got a taste of the NextVR experience, and that’s all it took for him to join NextVR as General Counsel.
David brings a 40-year career of mergers, acquisitions, and strategic partnerships for global corporations, including launching renowned O’Melveny and Myers’s Silicon Valley Office. David now oversees all legal negotiations and documentation between NextVR and prospective investors and content partners. In short, David is an integral part of the management team that is responsible for ensuring that the company’s goals are achieved.
“The business is truly visionary, especially if you love sports and music…and we are setting legal precedent with our technology and partnerships, a prospect that makes coming to work every day very gratifying.”
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