We are very happy to announce that we have co-led an investment in Oculus VR with our friends at Matrix Partners.
I met the founder of Oculus, Brendan Iribe for the first time, at Westin San Francisco Airport. Brendan had to catch an afternoon flight from Irvine in short notice. I was not too happy to have changed my afternoon flight back to Boston to a red eye, either.
The meeting did not start very smoothly: our meeting room with all the demo hardware was locked. Then the PC, the keyboard and mouse in that order gave up a few times. So when I first put on the prototype Rift, I was not expecting too much.
Was I wrong - it was an amazing transformational experience. For the next 10 minutes I could not find anything more intelligent to say than ‘wow’. The world had apparently come a long way since my first experience with virtual reality - Virtual Pompeii - circa 1995. All I can think of soon after - and for the next few weeks - were all the possibilities and what I would have to do to convince Brendan (and my partners) to be investors in this amazing company.
Now that we are, I am so looking froward to the our adventure together.