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Marco DeMiroz
Co-founder & General Partner The Venture Reality Fund

Marco DeMiroz, Co-founder and General Partner

Marco is the co-founder and general partner of The Venture Reality Fund (“VRF”), leading early-stage venture fund focusing on the Metaverse, driven by AI, Blockchain, and XR technologies across 5G networks. VRF’s debut Fund I invested in 42 companies and already produced unicorns and expects more on their way. VRF currently invests out of its Fund II.

Marco has extensive experience in executive roles with leading technology companies and in global investments. Previously he was a Managing Director with Evolution Media Capital (“Evolution”), an investment fund under TPG Capital and associated with the Creative Artists Agency (“CAA”). Marco actively advises numerous media and technology startups in AI, XR, Metaverse sectors and has been collaborating with the Women in XR (“WXR”) Fund to ensure balanced gender representation.

Prior to joining Evolution, he was president and chief executive officer of the leading mobile game studio, PlayFirst, which he sold to Glu Mobile/Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) in 2014. Marco currently serves on the Boards of the Fund’s portfolio companies Obsess, Phiar, and Virtualitics.

Marco holds a Master of Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University; a postgraduate Engineer degree in Aeronautics & Astronautics from Stanford University; a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the San Jose State University; and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Naval Postgraduate School. His postgraduate studies at Stanford and research at NASA/Ames focused on stochastic modeling and digital control of helicopters, drones, and robots.

TALKS

Jun 1

02:05 PM - 03:20 PM

GRAND BALLROOM A
START-UPS & INVESTORS

Start-Up Pitch Competition: Part 1

Marco DeMiroz | The Venture Reality Fund

Maddie Callander | BoostVC

Darya Sesitskaya | Shader

Gregory Tran | Trace 3D

David Gratton | Strawberry Fields Interactive Inc.

April Swando Hu | VRWorkout

Ohto Pentikäinen | Doublepoint

Gregory Castle | Anorak Ventures

Alex Azzi | XR Workout

Cory Heizenrader | EducationXR

Chris Rojas | Shader

Mike Noonen | Swave Photonics

Jun 1

03:50 PM - 05:00 PM

GRAND BALLROOM A
START-UPS & INVESTORS

Start-Up Pitch Competition: Part 2

Marco DeMiroz | The Venture Reality Fund

Maddie Callander | BoostVC

Soobin Ha | Velan Studios

Anzen Kennedy | Augmented Fantasy

Patrick Kennedy | Augmented Fantasy

Amir Baradaran | ABXR Studio

Gregory Castle | Anorak Ventures

Patrick Burton | Benvision

Dan Lowenthal | SparX

Paul Miller | Lemur.ai

Jacob Segil | Afference

Annabell Vacano | Atopia