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Virtual Universe (VU)

VU is a next generation, epic game in Virtual Reality. It's our version of the holodeck: driving experiences that inspire and excite. It's a dynamic, artificial intelligence-driven world, powered by exciting storylines without end.

VU is a parallel universe where players can explore, experience, create & share, together.

LivingVR™

Immersion in Virtual Reality demands a graphic fidelity and interactive realism that goes far beyond today's videogames and experiences.

That's why we are pioneering LivingVR™ -- a form of Virtual Reality that leverages technologies such as Affective Computing (AC), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Blockchain to deliver a level of immersion and engagement as never before.

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Technology

VU Leverages multiple technologies to create an entirely new class of Virtual Reality experience.

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VU Whitepaper

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Crowdsale & Token

VU Tokens provide user the ability to purchase exclusive assets, in-game. VU Tokens will also be used to provide incentives for creators and reward select in-game accomplishments.

Token Distribution (in %)

 

Token Details

Token Symbol: VU

Accepting: ETH

Compatibility: ERC20

Total Lifetime Game VU Tokens Generated: 1 Billion

Total VU Tokens for Sale: 600 Million

Unsold tokens will be burned.

 

VU Token Audited By

VU Roadmap

 

2013 | 

June 2013

Company Founded and Incorporated

 

August 2015

Tech Coast Angels investment round closed

2015 |

 

July 2016

Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels and Wharton Angels follow-on investment round closed

November 2016

Prototype released for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

2016 |

 

May 2017

The COVE I Fund, LLC investment round closed

July 2017

VU proof of concept completed

September 2017

Completion of VU conceptual design

December 2017

VU engine pre-production

2017 | 

 

2018 |

April 2018

VU Token Pre-Sale

May 2018

VU Token Sale

June 2018

Release sneak peek demo build

July 2018

Private BETA launch

August 2018

Genesis block auction

January 2019

Public BETA launch

 
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VU Team

 

Founders

CIARAN FOLEY

Over 25 Years experience as a Founder, CEO, COO or Board Member. Founded one of the first web application design firms in the world. Has participated in multiple fundings and exits. Technologist and designer. Awarded Computer Science Degree from the University of California, Irvine.

JEROEN VAN DEN BOSCH

Over 25 years in game design and development. 5 years in VR design and development. Founded the first online gaming community in Belgium and was 3 year TV host (gaming) at MTV Belgium. Led development of several award winning products in the online gaming industry.

ROBERT CURTIS

Over 30 years experience as Founder, CEO, COO, EVP, Sales, Marketing and Ops. Multiple Boards. 11 startups/early stage companies. Multiple fundings (Angel/Series A) including a $1B and $60M exit. Early-stage investor. Co-Founded one of the earliest VR companies 16 year ago.

 
 

Developers

JORT VAN WELBERGEN

  • Concept Artist

  • Star Citizen

  • The Grand Canyon VR Experience

CHARLIE HODARA

  • AI Programmer

  • Assassin's Creed

  • Watchdog

  • Ghost Recon

BRIAN LELEUX

  • Lighting Texture and Shading Artist

  • Lone Echo

  • Star Citizen

TOM PLUNKET

  • Tools Programmer

  • The Order

  • 1886

  • The Grand Canyon VR Experience

SEAN RUNNELS

  • Environmental Artist

  • Lone Echo

  • Star Citizen

 

ZACHARY BURKE

  • Gameplay Mechanics Programmer

  • Unreal Engine

  • The Grand Canyon VR Experience

HUGO BEYER

  • Procedural Material Artist

  • The Order 1886

  • The Grand Canyon VR Experience

JACOB BURKE

  • 3D Modeler and Animator

  • The Grand Canyon VR Experience

JANET UNG

  • Concept Artist

  • Destiny

  • Halo 5

  • Shadows of Mordor

STEPHANE NEPTON

  • Real-Time FX Artist

  • The Secret World

  • Rainbow Six Vegas

 

ALEX MORO

  • Quality Assurance Testing

  • The Order 1886

  • The Grand Canyon VR Experience

MITCHELL LUCAS

  • Audio Engineering and Design

  • The Grand Canyon Experience

 
 

Advisors & Partners

MITCHELL PRICE

Mitch has a 30 year career spanning Engineering, Finance, Medical Devices, and Private Equity.  As a Systems and Security engineer, Mitch led the DigiCipher 2 Crypto Processor and renewable security team at General Instrument, and served on numerous national and international standards committees for Security and Access Control.

KEVIN MCDONALD

Kevin B. McDonald, HCISPP is COO and CISO at Alvaka Networks.  He has been with Kevin is the appointed Chairman of the Orange County Sheriff/Coroner's Technology Advisory Council (T.A.C), a member of the Orange County Homeland Security Advisory Council, FBI Infragard, The High Tech Crimes Consortium and the US Secret Service's Electronic Crimes Task Force. Kevin is a trusted technology and security practitioner and public policy advisor to some of America's most influential people and organizations. He advises corporate executives, federal and state legislators, law enforcement, high net worth individuals among others.

JOHN GHADIMI

An accomplished design expert with over 16 years of experience in information design, user experience (UX), user interface design, visual design and creative direction. Has delivered high-quality interaction design for complex, global, interactive digital applications.

EV STANTON

Ev Stanton is an author, designer, scriptwriter and producer with over 25 years of professional performance and directing experience. Has been an illustrator for the Jim Henson Company and Scholastic Books as well asa  regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times. In addition to being a recognized speaker and teacher, he holds a Ph.D in History from the University of California, Irvine. Ev has displayed works in the Thatcher Gallery, San Francisco, in conjunction with LitQuake SF and the Charles Schulz Museum

SCOTT BROVSKY

Scott has been a Founder or Founding Executive of a number of start-ups including the VC funded mobile games studio Muti Labs, the Temecula based sports tech company NZN Labs/LIT Pro He sold his first company Industrial Strength Network (an early interactive agency) to frog design as an acquihire in 1998. Angel investor in independent mobile games while at Brovsky Capital. Scott has a successful track record as a brand marketing executive defining, launching and driving revenue for major video game franchises such as The Avengers, Turok, Kingdom Hearts and Medal of Honor for/Marvel, Electronic Arts and Take-Two Interactive, among others.

 

DAVID MCNEIL

Angel Investor and Executive Producer of EyeOnBusiness, FACETStelevision, Innovation, The Berkus Report, In The Judges' Chamber and The Ask Dino Show. He is a former executive of United Artists Entertainment and is one of the original developers of the Pay-Per-View television concept.  

David’s video work has been seen on ACCESS HOLLYWOOD, FOX, PBS, TED and GOOD DAY LA.

He is active as a member of TechAmerica, Tech Coast Angels and is on the board of Southern California Venture Network (SCVN). He is a member of the Orange County Sheriff's Technology Advisory Council (TAC). David is also recruited member of the MensaPROCESS Think Tank, Both U.S. & Orange County Mensa and the World Future Society.

ROB BEHNKE

A 5-year cryptocurrency trader, token sale growth hacker and serial entrepreneur living in San Francisco. His numerous startups have been featured in Forbes, TechCrunch and NY Times including The Brooklyn Salsa Company and Micswap iOS app.

 

Technical & Legal

Protofire assists service providers of token-based protocols and developer platforms in accelerating growth of their ecosystems. They help organizations to assess architectural design of their blockchain solutions, ship in independent security reviews of smart contracts underlying decentralized applications, as well as introduce the customer teams to best practices of enabling CI/CD pipelines. In addition, Protofire explores developer tools—SDKs, APIs, etc.—available on the market to find the perfect match for the customer needs, as well as tune it if needed.

IdentityMind Global provides a SaaS platform that builds, maintains, and analyzes digital identities worldwide, allowing companies to perform identity proofing, risk-based authentication, regulatory identification, and to detect and prevent identity fraud. Built-in transaction monitoring enables e-commerce fraud prevention, anti-money laundering (AML), and counter terrorism financing (CTF). The company's patented eDNA™ technology securely tracks the entities involved in each transaction (e.g. onboarding, account origination, money transfers, online payments, etc.) to build unique digital identity trust reputations.

A proven, full service marketing strategy agency for the blockchain-based startup space.  Token Agency has helped launch a select, premier consortium of high quality token sales.

Campbells is a leading full service offshore law firm established over 45 years ago.  From their offices in the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands and Hong Kong Campbells provides comprehensive corporate and litigation advice and services to clients worldwide in relation to Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands law. 

Squire Patton Boggs is an international law firm with 46 offices in 20 countries. It was formed in 2014 by the merger of multinational law firm Squire Sanders with Washington, D.C. based Patton Boggs. It is one of the 30 largest law firms in the world by total headcount and gross revenue, twelfth largest firm in the UK by revenue, and one of the top 10 by number of countries occupied. It is also one of the largest US-headquartered law firms in Asia.

Offering the only automated formally verified audits, based on latest research from the ICE center, ETH Zurich. Combines the latest research in program analysis, machine learning, and system security to build innovative blockchain solutions.

Past Funding

Tech Coast Angels is the leading source of funding to early-stage companies in Southern California and the second most active angel investor network in the United States in terms of funded deals.

Wharton Alumni Angels helps angels grow their investment portfolios, and helps entrepreneurs grow their startups, while providing educational, professional development, advising, and mentoring opportunities to members

The Pasadena Angels is a nonprofit entity founded in 2000 that offers early-stage start-up ventures the opportunity to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of more than 100 investor members that includes successful entrepreneurs, technologists, sales and marketing professionals, internet technology leaders, finance specialists and attorneys.

The Cove Fund is a family of seed-stage venture capital funds that provides startup funding for promising new Southern California ventures. The $6M Cove Fund I began investing in 2015 and currently has 16 companies in its portfolio. Cove Fund II launched in early 2018 with over $12M in capital.

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