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The Real Impact of Augmented Reality on the Future of Work, Learning, & the World, w/ Ray Kallmeyer

Justin Gordon (@justingordon212) talks with Ray Kallmeyer, CEO and Founder of Enklu (@ExperienceEnklu). After a decades-long career in the AAA video games industry, Ray founded Enklu in 2016 and built and deployed the first wave of spatial apps in augmented reality for the Microsoft HoloLens globally. He now helps enterprises accelerate their spatial transformation with an end-to-end solution which empowers today’s workforce with tomorrow’s technology.

Enklu’s mission is to empower creators with transparent technology. Ray believes in a future where technology fades into the background and people can become more present with each other and their environment.

Ray is an entrepreneur, startup advisor, patent author, featured artist, and public speaker at universities such USC, Stanford, and MIT.

Website: https://enklu.com/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raykallmeyer/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ExperienceEnklu

Show Notes:
0:00 Enklu and its origin story that stems back to Ray’s childhood
2:15 Why Ray chose entrepreneurship
3:44 The “reality distortion field” and building innovative technology
6:50 Identifying Enklu’s ideal customer profile and use cases
13:21 The realities of how the metaverse and AR will impact the future of work and the world
22:47 Enklu’s big vision
24:29 Where to connect with Ray and Enklu

More about the show:

The Vitalize Podcast, a show by Vitalize Venture Capital (a seed-stage venture capital firm and pre-seed 400+ member angel community open to everyone), dives deep into the world of startup investing and the future of work.

Hosted by Justin Gordon, the Director of Marketing at Vitalize Venture Capital, The Vitalize Podcast includes two main series.

The Angel Investing series features interviews with a variety of angel investors and VCs around the world. The goal? To help develop the next generation of amazing investors.

The Future of Work series takes a look at the founders and investors shaping the new world of work, including insights from our team here at Vitalize Venture Capital.

More about us:

VITALIZE Venture Capital was formed in 2017 as a $16M seed-stage venture fund and now includes both a fund as well as an angel investing community investing in the future of work. VITALIZE has offices in Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

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