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.
AVATOUR is immediately useful for anyone in a role that buys, sells, leases, builds, renovates, insures, or otherwise manages properties. 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, New Zealand, and Ukraine.
CEO and Co-Founder of Imeve
An expert on live immersive technology, Devon has more than 20 years of experience in online media and VR. Previously, he was Head of Product for the Nokia OZO VR platform, where he expanded the OZO ecosystem to include live VR broadcast, next-generation immersive delivery, and multi-platform playback. Earlier, Devon co-founded the online media consulting firm Interocity (acquired by Chyron) and was VP of Customer Success at the leading cloud video platform Kaltura. Devon studied Computer Science and Theater at Yale and was a Sloan Fellow at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
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.