Avatour is a new form of communication, the world’s first multi-party immersive remote presence service.
The AVATOUR platform allows remote participants to experience a real place, and to interact in real-time with the people there. The required hardware is inexpensive and entirely portable, opening up a wide variety of use cases across many industries.
We see AVATOUR being immediately useful for anyone in a role that buys, sells, leases, builds, renovates, insures, or otherwise manages the property. As VR and AR headsets become more common, we anticipate broader use cases as well.
Avatour was created by Imeve, a team with deep experience and a track record of innovation in live and real-time virtual reality. Co-founders Devon Copley and Prasad Balasubramanian helped lead the Nokia OZO program, where the integrated 360° camera was invented.
The Imeve team have filed over a dozen related patent applications, and have enabled some of the highest-profile live VR events in history, including the Coachella music festival and the UEFA Champions League playoffs. Headquartered in San Francisco, the company is a distributed team of 10, with team members in New York, Minneapolis, New Zealand, and Ukraine.
CEO and Co-Founder of Imeve
CTO and Co-Founder of Imeve
An expert in imaging, computer vision, and real-time video processing. Technology leader with a foundation in architecture, technology management and execution. As R&D Manager for the Nokia OZO software team, Prasad developed the first integrated 360-degree live broadcast tools. This technology, since acquired by Imeve, has been used for many of the largest live VR productions to date. Previously, Prasad worked on imaging technologies such as Dolby Vision and was instrumental in bringing it to the first set of televisions and mobile devices. Prasad holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Mumbai, a Masters in Engineering from Universita della Svizzera Italiana, and an MS in Computer Science from University of Southern California.
Head of Business Development
Business leader with 22 years of experience managing, integrating and collaborating with high-performance teams providing mission-critical SaaS and tech-enabled solutions. Previously Sr. VP, Global sales for a multi-national tech-enabled service company operating in 8 countries. He has founded or co-founded 4 businesses and most recently was Senior VP, Global Sales & Marketing at Multiling, acquired by Questel. He was the recipient ofthe SBA Emerging 200 award in 2011, and holds an MBA from Drake University.