A recent tweet on my twitter feed pointed out 4 influential people in VR: Nabeel Hyatt, Alex Taussig, Bilal Zuberi, and Darshan Shankar. I was curious about each of them, so did a bit of looking around. All four live in California. Here is a brief blurb on each of them:
Nabeel has been in the startup space for quite some time. He is currently an investor at Spark Capital. Lives in San Francisco. He studied design and computer science. Co-founded Conduit, which was acquired by Zynga.
Currently a partner at Highland Capital. Studied physics, materials engineering, and business. Has been involved in a lot of hardware, computing, and deep tech companies.
Partner at Lux Capital. Studied philosophy. Big on education and students. Loves cricket.
Has been a founder several times. Alumni of Y Combinator. Currently working on a virtual reality startup. Studied mathematics, computer science, and electric engineering. Into photography and ultimate frisbee.