VRdirect has appointed former SpaceX and Lucasfilm executive David Anderman to its board of overseers. Anderman will support VRdirect’s business strategy as the company expands its global footprint. Mr. Anderman’s combination of business and legal expertise makes him a valuable addition to the VRdirect board. His several years of experience in Virtual Reality and connections to key players in the technology space, will help VRdirect expand quickly in the North American market.
Anderman spent 16 years at the Lucasfilm, starting as the junior lawyer and eventually becoming Chief Operating Officer. IHe negotiated the $4.05 billion sale of Lucasfilm to The Walt Disney Company in 2012. Anderman would then serve as Chief Business Officer and General Counsel for Jaunt, a leading platform for the production and distributing of cinematic VR, AR and MR experiences, scaling the business from a dozen employees to 125+ and raising $125 million from Disney, Creative Artists Agency, China Media Capital, and Shanghai Media Group. Jaunt was later acquired by Verizon.
At SpaceX, Anderman served as General Counsel, managing all legal functions of the company and supporting the global rollout of Starlink, SpaceX’s satellite internet business, and the launch of NASA astronauts to the International Space Station — the first ever launch of humans by a private company — in 2020.
VRdirect enables corporations, agencies, and content creators to create, manage and publish VR projects in a matter of minutes, to almost any smartphone, with a simple drag-and-drop interface that requires no pre-existing skills or experience. Projects can be published in and updated in real-time and distributed to any device globally using VRdirect’s Cloud Infrastructure. VRdirect use cases range from virtual tours to training and education to marketing and sales. The platform, much like PowerPoint or Word, can be used across the enterprise with 360° imagery, video, or 3D software.
VRdirect will make its first North American in-person appearance at AWE USA from November 9-11, 2021 (Booth #619) in Santa Clara, California. Mr. Anderman will be available for meetings and interviews at the event. For more information, visit https://www.vrdirect.com/events/awe-usa-2021/.