PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jaunt Inc., the industry leader in cinematic virtual reality (VR), today announced that it has hired Jean-Christophe (JC) Curelop as Head of Sales, VR Camera Systems. A veteran of digital media and hardware solutions, Curelop brings more than seventeen years of experience in entertainment technologies strategy and business development. Joining the company effective today, Curelop will be responsible for driving global sales of the award-winning Jaunt ONE VR camera and will report directly to Chief Revenue officer, Jean-Paul (JP) Colaco.
Most recently, Curelop served as Head of Business Development, Digital Media at Nokia where he was responsible for the development and execution of strategies centered on Nokia's OZO VR camera and related VR solutions including OZO Live, OZO Creator, OZO Player/SDK, and OZO Audio. Curelop also served as Vice President of Paramount Pictures for several years where he was devoted to digital and technology strategy, business development, new media formats, and product development for Home Media and Worldwide Technical Operations divisions. Curelop was also on the new technologies team during his time as Director at Walt Disney Studios where he evaluated new media formats and technologies including Blu-ray, and the development of 3D technologies.
“JC’s extensive expertise at the intersection of entertainment and technology are the perfect compliment to the growing sales team here at Jaunt,” said Colaco. “As we look towards 2018 and the rapidly evolving VR camera market, there’s no one better suited to lead strategy and sales for the Jaunt ONE camera and Jaunt Cloud Services. We’re excited about the continued success of Jaunt ONE and future products.”
News of Curelop’s hire comes on the heels of Jaunt announcing the direct-to-consumer sale of the Jaunt ONE through a network of resellers including AbelCine, Radiant Images and The Studio-B&H. The camera continues to be available for rent through Radiant Images and AbelCine as well.
Starting today, the Jaunt ONE camera will be on display at NAB in Las Vegas (April 24-27) at the Jaunt booth # C2436 in Central Hall. Curelop, along with several other executives, will be on site discussing the camera's capabilities, participating in panel discussions on workflows and presenting in the NAB Virtual and Augmented Reality Pavilion, located in the North Hall.
For more information about the Jaunt ONE camera and Jaunt Cloud Services, please visit: www.jauntvr.com/jaunt-one/.
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.
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.