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Venture capitalists Jason Kay, Sunny Dhillon, and Phil Sanderson speak on a panel at GamesBeat 2015.

Above: Venture capitalists Jason Kay, Sunny Dhillon, and Phil Sanderson speak on a panel at GamesBeat 2015.

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I’m delighted to announce our newest panel for AR/VR Day at GamesBeat 2016. We have a panel of active investors who are looking at deals for augmented reality and virtual reality games.

You can register for the event here. Check out the new agenda here.

Phil Sanderson of IDG Ventures

Above: Phil Sanderson of IDG Ventures

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The panel’s title is, “2016: Mind the gap: Expectations vs. reality on virtual reality adoption.” VR is going to monetize one of these days, but when? We’ll ask the experts to give their views. Our moderator is Sunny Dhillon, partner and cofounder at Signia Venture Partners. He helped the fund, which is also led by Rick Thompson. Dhillon serves as a board member of Next Gen Partners and Cents of Relief. He is a board observer at Super Evil Megacorp, Artillery Games, Riffsy, and a stealth VR company.

Our panelists include Phil Sanderson, general partner of IDG Ventures; Alice Lloyd George, associate at RRE Ventures; and Marco Demiroz, general partner and

Alice Lloyd George, associate at RRE.

Above: Alice Lloyd George, associate at RRE.

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cofounder of The Venture Reality Fund/The VR Fund.

Phil Sanderson is a general partner at IDG Ventures in San Francisco. He focuses on investments in gaming, music technology, ecommerce, search and adtech. He also recently ran a 100-mile race. Among his game investments are Telltale Games, Next Games, Mastermind Studios, and Free Range Games.

Alice Lloyd George works on emerging technologies such as the blockchain, machine intelligence and computer vision, robotics, virtual and augmented reality, and NewSpace. She appears regularly on Fox Business, was Forbes 30 under 30 (2016) and Marc Andreessen calls her “one of the unknown rockstars in tech.”  Before joining RRE Alice worked in investments at Bridgewater Associates, and in a prior life she lived in Beijing conducting research as a Brookings Institute fellow. Alice began her career at The Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong, where she reported on business and politics across Asia.

Marco DeMiroz, cofounder and general partner at The VR Fund.

Above: Marco DeMiroz, cofounder and general partner at The VR Fund.

Image Credit: Marco DeMiroz

Marco DeMiroz is cofounder and general manager at the Venture Reality Fund. The San Francisco fund recently raised $50 million to invest in virtual reality and augmented reality startups. He was previously CEO of PlayFirst, the maker of the Diner Dash series of games, played by more than 550 million people. It was recently acquired by Glu Mobile.

 

Our theme is “The platform awakens: A new hope for the game industry.”

This is our first GamesBeat event that is heading south to Los Angeles. And it’s going to have a new one-day preamble, our AR/VR day, to focus on the excitement of augmented reality and virtual reality games and entertainment. This leads into our traditional GamesBeat fare. Our ninth annual GamesBeat event takes place at the Terranea Resort on August 1-August 3 in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. The resort is on the beautiful Pacific Ocean and offers some awesome amenities, like a spa and golf.