10 founders VR enthusiasts should follow

The first in our series of #founderstofollow

As VR enthusiasts you’ve certainly heard of Oculus or Samsung Gear VR or Google VR.

VR is definitely the way forward and it isn’t just used in gaming any more. It has expanded its reach into automotive, medicine, aviation and even in treatment of mental health.

Back home, we have quite a few startups making waves in the VR domain. Follow these influencers to get updates on what’s new in the VR world.

Related: More on VR and other new sectors

1. Kshitij Marwah

Startup: Tesseract Imaging
About the startup: VR and photography. New form of camera technology in smartphones with added features
Follow: Twitter, Facebook

Though he was at the bottom third of his class in IIT Delhi, Kshitij did not let that stop him. He was constantly innovating and experimenting.

He is also heading the MIT Media Lab India Initiative which ensures it is not the traditional methods of teaching; instead the focus is on anti-disciplinary learning, hands-on creation and design thinking.

Follow him to get updates on Tesseract’s innovations and more on what’s new in the tech world.

2. Akash Jatangi

Startup: AutoVRse
About the startup: Bringing VR to the automotive industry
Follow: Twitter, Facebook

Graduated from BITS Pilani with a Masters degree in Economics, Akash founded AutoVRse with Adarsh Muthappa, and Ashwin Jaishanker.

AutoVRse allows customers to explore and customize cars in real time. It was selected as one of the top 30 most innovative startups in TechSparks and was audience’s favourite startup.

Follow Akash to get details on VR technology and on AutoVRse updates.

3. Karthikeyan NG

Startup: GazeMatic
About the startup: The first virtual reality calling application
Follow: Twitter, Facebook

With an MBA from Madurai Kamaraj University, Karthikeyan has worked in different companies in different roles, such as Assistant System Engineer in TCS to Technical Lead in Y Media Labs. He has finally settled on VR and is the Founder and CEO of GazeMatic.

Follow him to find out on what’s latest in technology and VR and to see his latest talks.

4. Parth Choksi

Startup: Meraki
About the startup: India’s first VR Studios that produces VR content for corporates, real estate, weddings, tourism, sports, advertising, digital marketing, media and entertainment.
Follow: Twitter, Facebook

Graduated from IIT Bombay with a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering, Parth is the Co Founder of Meraki Studios.

They have an impressive client list which includes names such as Star Sports, Network 18, Percept Pictures and Channel V.

Follow Parth to know more about Meraki

5. Hemanth Satyanarayana

Startup: Imaginate
About the startup: Offers innovative AR & VR products and services
Follow: Facebook

With a degree from ISB and IIT Madras, Hemanth has been in the startup domain right from the beginning. He was the Founder and CEO of Dressy, is an Angel Investor in Absentia, Advisor in Speaksli and is currently the Founder of Imaginate.

Follow Hemanth to know the current updates on Imaginate, VR and Startups.

6. Shubham Mishra

Startup: Absentia VR
About the startup: VR headgear- Tesseract
Follow: Facebook

Absentia VR was founded in June 2015 by three BITS, Goa dropouts, Shubham Mishra, Vrushali Prasade and Harikrishna Valiyath. They started it to create something better than Oculus.

Follow Shubham to get updates on Absentia

7. Abhishek Gupta

Startup: GreyKernel
About the startup: India’s first VR startup that brings VR edutainment to the masses
Follow: Twitter, Facebook

After having years of experience in consultancy and project manager roles, Abhishek along with his co-founder Pranshul Chandhok, started GreyKernel, India’s first VR startup. They were even featured in RoadToVR, the top most international VR e-journal.

Follow Abhishek to know more about the VR scene and about GreyKernel

8. Vaishali Neotia

Startup: Merxius
About the startup: Helps in visualizing any 3D model in VR and interact with it
Follow: Twitter, Facebook

With a degree from ISB and Stanford University, Vaishali has been a leader right from the beginning.

Merxius is yet to raise funds but it was added to the list of top 10 deep tech companies by IBM SmartCamp and was selected for Tata Elxsi incubation programme.

Follow Vaishali for tech and business updates

9. Ashwin Srisailam

Startup: Ahhaa
About the startup: VR coaching platform
Follow: Twitter, Facebook

Ashwin is a co founder, CEO and a monk! He became a monk at the age of 13 and has conducted programs in 42 countries for CEOs to villagers.

Ahhaa is a coaching platform for sports, music, happiness and relationships to coding, crafting, designing etc.

Follow Ashwin to know about tech, business, VR and meditation!

10. Rahul Dutta

Startup: Trimensions
About the startup: Bringing VR to education, enterprise and enterainment
Follow: Twitter, Facebook

A graduate from National Institute of Design, Rahul Dutta is the Managing Director of Trimensions. He is a practicing industrial and graphic designer. and has been working as a professional and a consultant since 2002.

Follow Rahul for updates on tech, art and his cat!

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