Utopia VR is one of the world’s first ‘Metaverse-As-A-Service’ solutions for business. The company’s hosted and managed subscription software provides businesses a low barrier to entry, browser-based, device agnostic platform where they can manage their own private 3D metaverse meeting spaces. Users can host and attend Zoom-like virtual meetings in lifelike virtual reality – with no software downloads – engaging their audiences in a more collaborative and fun way.
Utopia VR has many technology and privacy advantages over solutions built on other metaverse marketplaces such as Horizon Worlds (META) or Decentraland. Utopia VR works on all devices – PC, mobile and virtual reality headsets – whereas many competitors only work in VR or on PC.
Utopia VR is headquartered in Kelowna, B.C.
Utopia VR’s The Metaverse for Everyone™ is a one-click, web-based, avatar-driven, mobile-friendly audio- and video-conferencing platform that utilizes innovative 3D web technology. Utopia VR’s virtual platform works on digital devices including PCs, mobile phones and VR headsets such as Oculus Quest or HTC Vive. No software or proprietary hardware is needed.
Users navigate through the various VRoom environments by using avatars. Users can walk, talk and sit – just like they do in the real world. A user’s avatar can be controlled with a computer keyboard, smartphone or virtual reality headsets. Text chat, voice and video is ever-present and used to communicate with others in the VRoom. For important meetings and presentations, users can also import audio, video, 2D art and images, animated 3D objects, PDF files and their favorite NFTs by simply dragging and dropping files into a VRoom or pasting a video link from supported media platforms.
Organizations that have an existing website can transition their digital assets, including text, images, video, PDFs, slideshows and more, to VRoom environments with a simple copy and paste. This will allow their customers and audiences to experience their brand in a whole new, immersive environment.
Utopia VR’s mobile app enables users to personalize their own 3D environments and then schedule business meetings or social meetups in seconds through a proprietary link management system. The app is available for iPhone and iPad users. The company’s website mirrors the app, which means users can access Utopia VR directly from a PC, laptop, tablet, or VR headset without downloading the app.
Regarded as the next iteration of the internet, the metaverse is a virtual space where the physical and digital worlds coexist and interact, encompassing virtual reality, augmented reality, extended reality and mixed reality, as well as making use of artificial intelligence and other technologies.
Data consolidator Statista estimated that the global metaverse market size stood at $38.85 billion in 2021 and projected the market would grow to be worth $47.48 billion in 2022. From there, Statista forecasts the value of the metaverse market will explode to reach $678.8 billion by 2030, achieving a CAGR of more than 39% over the period.
The metaverse could create $5 trillion in opportunity by 2030, according to McKinsey & Company.
Stuart Gray, President, Co-Founder and director of Utopia VR, has been an officer and director for both private and publicly traded companies and has led public offerings for junior listed companies that have gone on to realize multibillion-dollar market valuations. He previously was a consultant and quarterbacked taking eXp World Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPI) public. eXp is a disruptive, no bricks and mortar, real estate brokerage firm with 85,000 agents worldwide using its virtual, software-based, metaverse platform for closing transactions, training and events.
Cory Braden, CTO and director of Utopia VR, is a forward-thinking strategic leader with over 20 years of experience in delivering software as a service. Recognized for a positive leadership style and excellent communication skills, he is well-versed in user experience, complex application architectures, cloud infrastructure and management of high-performance teams.
Terry Woloszyn, VP of Sales and Advisory at Utopia VR, brings vast technical and sales experience to the company. Before joining Utopia VR, he conceived and launched a data security startup and graduated from two startup accelerator programs. He has worked with several successful tech startups throughout his career, from conception to exit.