PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jaunt Inc., the leading producer and publisher of fully-immersive cinematic virtual reality experiences, today announced the opening of an engineering and development office in Amsterdam, further establishing the company’s presence in Europe. The new office will give Jaunt access to a highly skilled and diverse development community in the region.
“The Netherlands is an ideal location to support our advanced development efforts,” said Arthur van Hoff, co-founder and interim CEO of Jaunt. “As a truly international city, Amsterdam is a hotbed for engineers and developers known for pushing the boundaries of technology. We’re looking for VR enthusiasts – with strong coding skills, who are interested in being a part of a movement that is pioneering the future of VR and AR – to join the growing Jaunt team.”
“StartupDelta applauds Jaunt for its decision to invest in The Netherlands,” said Constantijn van Oranje, Special Envoy StartupDelta. “Its presence here, as a leading producer of immersive VR experiences, will boost Amsterdam's innovative tech ecosystem. In turn Jaunt will experience the benefits of a rich pool of creative minds and high quality software engineers and VR developers, as well as a market that is eager to experiment and adopt new forms of content and services.”
Jaunt’s Amsterdam office, headed by Michiel Frackers, is located in the heart of the city at the former Navy base which is being transformed into a technology and creative center. Jaunt is currently hiring engineers and developers for mobile, Unity and web who will work at the Amsterdam location. To learn more about current openings, visit https://www.jauntvr.com/careers/.
With an existing European presence in London, led by General Manager (EMEA), Dominic Collins, and the recent announcement of Shanghai-based Jaunt China, Jaunt continues to establish a global footprint well positioned to meet the growing demand for premium VR content on a global scale.
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.
Jaunt’s investors include The Walt Disney Company, Evolution Media Partners, China Media Capital, Highland Capital Partners, Google Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Axel Springer, ProSiebenSat.1 SE, The Madison Square Garden Company, Peter Gotcher, Blake Krikorian, and Sky (corporate.sky.com). Experience more at www.jauntvr.com.