VRNext aims to build a network of networks by connecting high-level experts and groups in key European territories with interest in shaping the future of VR.

VRNext was founded in November 2017 as a network of networks aiming at building an active European ecosystem for supporting VR/AR/MR content, distribution and technology. By bringing together content creators and distributors, technology experts and equity investors in discussion rounds, working groups and investment forums, the network wishes to contribute to accelerating partners’ VR strategies, to offering access to innovation and to smart investment.

Objectives



The VRNext Network:

Content

will allow content producers and distributors, researchers, developers, technicians and sector stakeholders to find partners as well as knowhow

Investment

will access market validation for VR/AR/MR projects, products and services through direct access to a specialised investment network

Technology

aims to build a European Forum for an exchange of expertise and best practise, for technology transfer, (co)investment and distribution

network

The Meet-Ups will bring together important European decision makers, entrepreneurs and equity investors to exchange positions and find the right technology, content, distribution and financing partners:

Along the year, the Network will attend different events to further discuss and meet local and international investors as well as innovative startups. A network website will facilitate communication and information and regular ePitches will be done to preselect interesting startups and innovative ideas.

European Investor Group

Early-stage private equity investors, business angels and angel networks

Risk capital funds like specialised VC for later-stage investment

Growing network of local investors attached to partner events

All with expertise in financing content and technology and interest in project co-investment with big corporates or explicit interest in entering the market

why should you join?

Advantages for Network and 3IT Members

  • expansion of the previous focus on technology solutions through content innovation and financing
  • familiarise with young and experienced actors around the production and distribution of VR/AR/MR content
  • cooperation with other companies, startups and informed investors for realising own projects
  • identifying attractive investment opportunities (company and project related)
  • validation of product’s market relevance through complementary sector knowhow

Advantages for Investors

  • access to highly innovative young companies and established actors in the VR/AR/MR market
  • deal flow of market valid products and services
  • co-financing opportunities, access to experienced lead investors and quick decision-making processes
  • insight in new business- and partnership models
  • deepening sector knowhow and the understanding of fast changing framework conditions

Advantages for Entrepreneurs

  • pitch presentations to a pool of informed European investors, thus access to ‚smart money
  • network contacts to European technology, content and distribution partners for realising VR/AR/MR-projects
  • direct access to exclusive technologies and innovative solutions
  • benchmarking with competing business and financing models
  • network contacts to 3IT partner companies

VRNext began a series of small publications with a Statement Paper summarising key learnings between 2017-2018 made at the ‘Kick-off’- event at 3IT Berlin, the ‘Investors Club’ at the EFM Horizon during the Berlinale and at the ‘Investment Forum’ at Laval Virtual.

events

3IT kick-off

Kick-off at 3IT – Thursday, 23 November 2017 – 10h00-17h00

founding partners

With VRNext, Media Deals builds a network of networks by connecting unique expertise and groups in key European territories: 3IT, ARTE, EFM Horizon, Immerse UK, Laval Virtual and European Equity Financiers.


3IT MEMBERS (Extract September 2017)

For 3IT special cooperation and university partners please check http://www.3it-berlin.de

associate partners

VRNext is proud to collaborate with:

who we are

Thierry Baujard

Thierry Baujard

Founder

Thierry Baujard is the founder of the pan-European investment network Media Deals, which focuses on cross-border investments in the mediatech sector. He is also CEO of peacefulfish, a financing consultancy firm specialized in the creative industries.

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Tel: +49 (0)30 488 2885 61
Fax: +49 (0)30 690 88 386
tbaujard@media-deals.org

Juliane Schulze

Juliane Schulze

Member of the board

Juliane Schulze is member of the board of Media Deals, the pan-European investor network being constituted of business angels and early-stage venture capital funds focusing on creative industries and digital media. In 2017, Juliane co-initiated the network initiative VRNext which brings together the worlds of Content, Technology, Distribution and Finance.

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Tel: +49 (0)30 488 2885 66
Fax: +49 (0)30 690 88 386
jschulze@media-deals.org

contact

MEDIA DEALS UG (haftungsbeschränkt) is a German company with limited liability.
Company number: HRB 164219B
VAT: DE299418045

+49 (030) 488 2885 61

Derfflingerstr.18
10785 Berlin
Germany

info@media-deals.org