PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jaunt Inc., the industry leader in cinematic virtual reality (VR), today announced that it has appointed Fabrice Cantou as Chief Financial Officer. A veteran of nearly two decades in the finance industry, Cantou has led finance operations for fast-growth technology startups and large corporate organizations. He joins the company effective today and will report directly to Jaunt’s president and CEO, George Kliavkoff.
Cantou brings ample experience in international finance with emphasis at the intersection of media, technology and telecoms. As the CFO of Dailymotion, he saw the company through tremendous growth – reaching 300M viewers and delivering 3B views per month – fundraising and an eventual sale to Orange and then to Vivendi. Cantou holds an MBA from Kedge Business School (France) and HES (Netherlands), as well as a Master’s Degree from the Media Business School (Spain).
“We are thrilled to have Fabrice join our global management team. He offers in-depth experience and world-class leadership skills, a perfect complement to our innovative management team,” said Kliavkoff. “As we look to 2017, and the tremendous growth opportunity for Jaunt in the global VR market, having Fabrice on board will be invaluable. I look forward to working hand-in-hand as we embark on this pivotal year.”
The key financial hire, one of several planned to further expand global finance operations, comes just four months after Jaunt announced that Kliavkoff would lead the company as CEO. Under his leadership, Jaunt has already announced deals spanning every major Walt Disney Company division, the launch of Invisible, the first mainstream VR series driven by major Hollywood talent, the expansion of the Jaunt ONE camera rental program, and the addition of custom applications for Google Daydream and PlayStation VR making Jaunt the premiere VR content destination available on all major platforms.
The Jaunt VR App, including all content released to date, is available on iOS, Android, Gear VR, Google Daydream, PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and major desktop browsers.
About Jaunt Inc.
Jaunt is pioneering the future of creative storytelling through cinematic virtual reality. Founded in 2013, Jaunt is the leading developer of the hardware, software, tools, and applications to enable cinematic VR and put the power of virtual reality in the hands of today’s best content creators. Jaunt works with leading creatives – from brands to artists to filmmakers – to create cutting-edge content accessible across all devices and platforms.
Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, the company also maintains a presence in Los Angeles, CA through its studio arm, Jaunt Studios; a European business office in London; and an engineering and development office in Amsterdam. In 2016, Jaunt established Shanghai-based Jaunt China, a VR company formed in partnership with Shanghai Media Group (SMG) and China Media Capital (CMC). Collectively, Jaunt produces branded and original VR content for audiences worldwide. Join @JauntVR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Experience more at www.jauntvr.com.