Advisors

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Cliff Plumer

Cliff is responsible for the development of content and production at Jaunt. Prior to joining Jaunt, Cliff was an angel investor and advisor to Oculus Rift, a Board of Director to Telltale Games, and a Producer of VR content for the launch of the Samsung GearVR. As CEO of Digital Domain, the company won an Academy Award for visual effects on the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, in addition to receiving Technical Achievement awards from the Academy for innovation. At Digital Domain, Cliff established a studio in Vancouver and a Virtual Production Studio in Los Angeles. As CTO of Lucasfilm, Cliff directed the construction of the technical infrastructure of The Letterman Digital Arts Center in San Francisco, and the Lucasfilm Studio in Singapore. He worked closely with George Lucas on the development of the first Digital Cinema production for the Star Wars Trilogy. Cliff has worked on over 100 Hollywood feature films and television series. He began his career at NBC.
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Matthew Cohan

Matthew Cohan has worked with Michael Bay since the inception of Bay Films in 1996. As President of one of Hollywood’s most cutting-edge film production companies, his credits include Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, Bad Boys IIThe Island, Pain & Gain, 13 Hours, and Hasbro and Paramount’s international blockbuster Transformers franchise. A graduate of Yale University and the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, he resides in his native Los Angeles with his wife, two children, and rescued Cattle Dog.
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Paul Bragiel

Paul is a entrepreneur turned globe trotting investor. He has 3 startups under his belt and has subsequently started 5 funds across 4 continents, including being an early advisor to companies such as Uber and Unity. In his spare time he is currently advising the countries of Malaysia & Tanzania on their technology and entrepreneurship policies. Outside of work, he’s bicycled across the United States, canoed the entire Mississippi River and participated in the 2014 Olympic Trials as the founding member of the Colombian national x-country ski team.
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Amitt Mahajan

Amitt is a curious technologist and entrepreneur based in the San Francisco Bay area. He was the founder/CTO of MyMiniLife (exited to Zynga) and the founder/CEO of Toro (exited to Google). While at Zynga he co-created the game FarmVille and was the CTO of Zynga Japan. Prior to his entrepreneurial work, Amitt was an engineer at Epic Games on the Unreal Engine and Gears of War. Amitt holds a bachelors degree in Computer Science from University of Illinois – Urbana / Champaign and was listed on the Forbes 30 under 30 in 2012.
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Phil Chen

Phil is a technology explorer and global citizen. As head of HTC’s business and corporate development, Phil has led investments into KKBox (#1 music service in Asia), Soundhound, Magnet and the acquisition of Beats electronics. Most recently, Phil founded VR at HTC. Prior to HTC, Phil was VP of Product for the Alex eReader and founded Glo Bible. Before his corporate endeavors, Phil built schools and orphanages in Afghanistan, Africa, and China and worked as a research assistant at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. Phil holds a B.A and B.S in Pure Mathematics and Physics from UCSD, and an M.Div on Postmodern Philosophy from Fuller Seminary. His biggest return is from his role as father of Miles & Naomi.
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Cody Simms

Cody has been operating at the intersection of technology and media since the late 1990s when his first employer Snap.com merged into NBC Internet. Cody is presently Managing Director for Techstars in Southern California where he leads the Disney Accelerator, a mentorship-driven seed stage investment program for technology-enabled media and entertainment startups. Previously, Cody was Chief Product Officer at StumbleUpon and prior to that served as Vice President of Product at Yahoo!. Earlier in his career, Cody worked in product management capacities at The New York Times, Sprint, and NBC Internet. He has developed courses and taught in an adjunct capacity at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.  He holds an MA in Transnational Communications and Global Media from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and is a Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Kansas with a BA in history and East Asian languages and a focus on Mandarin Chinese.
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Ryan Wang

Ryan Wang is Co-founder and General Partner of Outpost Capital, the first Silicon Valley-based venture capital fund focusing on VR/AR/new frontier technology with a strong presence in China. Ryan is known as a VR/AR expert who oversees VR/AR companies in the US and greater China, with solid insights and strong connections in both markets.
Prior to Outpost, Ryan was a Venture Partner at CLI Ventures – a $200 million boutique VC fund based in Palo Alto. He led the TMT sector at CLI and had made a number of investments in VR/AR, Drones and Artificial Intelligence. Early in his career, Ryan has compiled a comprehensive and successful career as an investment banker at Citigroup and Societe Generale in New York City. Ryan is a snowboarder, world explorer and owner of many stylish hats.