Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — Pantomime Corporation, the interactive augmented and virtual reality startup, has won this year's Launch Silicon Valley World Cup Tech Challenge, the annual competition of startup companies.
In that international competition, hosted by Silicon Valley Forum on May 20, 2014, the judges ranked Pantomime Corporation first among 6 worldwide finalists in the Digital Media / Mobile category.
"Pantomime is driving an Inflection point in technology, gaming and mobile, with a very solid and credible team," said Silicon Valley Forum CEO Adiba Barney as she presented the award, which includes $5000 in legal services from event sponsor Cooley LLP.
The Pantomime team includes Dr. David Levitt, alumnus of MIT, Yale, and virtual reality inventor VPL Research, and Don Hopkins, core developer of the revolutionary game The Simsâ¢, still the leading game franchise with over 175 million units sold so far and nearly $3 billion in revenue. A one minute video showed how Pantomime's disruptive technology lets networked users interact in 3D worlds with no need for wearables or additional hardware.
"We're honored to receive this award and grateful the judges understand our vision for virtual and augmented reality," said Dr. Levitt. "In a world of ubiquitous computer screens, immersive reality isn't about strapping one of them to your face. It's about all our devices harmoniously sharing richly animated realities — whether they're on our desks, in a friend’s or a stranger's faraway den, or in your hand."
About Pantomime Corporation Pantomime Corporation of Sebastopol, California is deploying the revolutionary Pantomime Platformâ¢, the first software platform across consumer devices for interactive and shared augmented reality experiences.
The company was founded in March 2014 and has already launched the mind-bending augmented reality app Pantomime 3Dâ¢, in the App Store.
Pantomime Corporation will exhibit this week at the Augmented Reality World Expo in Santa Clara, California on May 27 thru May 29 in booth number 14.