Rene boasts 22 years working with 16 startups, starting at age 10 selling personal finance software his dad developed for the Amiga. He’s pitched and directed over 350 commercials, short films, and pilots; primarily as co-founder, general manager, and creative director for 8 years at digital agency Automaton Creative. Clients: Daqri, Fox, Honda, AT&T, Verizon, A&E, Starbucks, MoMA, Universal, Playboy, HGTV, PBS Digital, and more.
The startups whose pitches have been accepted are currently fundraising in order to launch their companies and solve problems in XR; they’re looking for investments, corporate customers and strategic partners. Funds from around the world are represented at the event, looking to discover frontier technology and identify new investment opportunities.