“With the VR and AR industries expected to hit a $80 billion industry target in the next 5 years it is important for all businesses to understand what is on the horizon. Consumer adoption of these technologies will dramatically increase in coming years and we have to be prepared for it all. The speakers will no doubt be sharing their knowledge and passions about the technology and help attendees understanding the actual application of the tech.” Simon Cocking, 2016
Cappasity is a cloud-based platform that allows businesses quickly and easily create and embed 3D content into their websites, mobile apps, and VR/AR applications. Platform was founded in 2013 with the aim of developing a technological standard and an easy and scalable platform for creation, embedding and analysis of 3D and AR/VR content. Cappasity has successfully raised $1.85M from angel investors since 2014 and launched its platform and 3D digitizing software in 2017.
Today, each month the platform serves more than 1,000,000 views of 3D content. Furthermore, the company provides a comprehensive solution to create content for virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR). The platform features were designed to be open to other developers using Unity, Unreal Engine and Apple ARKit technology.
The company’s founders have been working in 3D technology for over 15 years and are experienced with IT business development. The team includes technology experts in the field of computer vision, SaaS solutions, 3D engine development for apps, 3D mobile and video games.
Cappacity proposes to use a proper utility token (ARToken) as the primary payment vehicle within the Cappacity AR/VR Ecosystem. Cappacity will use its proprietary technological platform as a lever to boost the ecosystem”s growth,and it will provide the community with its API and SDK to integrate new tools and technologies developed by third party service providers.
The Cappasity Ecosystem encompasses participants willing to sell or buy AR/VR and 3D content. The ecosystem consists of supporting elements — the marketplace, blockchain and storage infrastructure. The sandbox area is used as a testing environment for the AR/VR/3D content in practice. AR/VR developers and active community contributors will be supported through dedicated Cappasity token funds.
ARToken: Utility token (Howey test score = 20)
The hard cap: 175,000 ETH
The ART/ETH basic token price: ≈34996 ART per 1 ETH
Token contract address: to be announced
Launch date and time: 1PM UTC, September 27, 2017
End date: 28 days after launch or when the hard cap is reached
ARTs available for crowdsale: 7,000,000,000 ART
The actual amount of ARTs: known after the end of the crowdsale (unsold tokens will be burned)
Currencies that we accept: BTC ETH BCH LTC USDT
Minimum Buying Transaction: We do not accept contributions under 0.01 ETH. Those contributions won’t be treated as buying transactions and will be ignored
Kosta Popov, CEO and Founder, has a 10+ years successful track of record as a software company CEO. Under Kosta’s lead the company successfully raised over $1.8M from angel investors. Kosta is an expert in 3D technologies, SaaS solutions and mobile applications. One of the top innovators of 2016 by Intel Software
Alex Chegaev, company’s CTO and co-founder, has strong expertise in 3D graphics, machine learning and has worked with Kosta as a technical lead of several cross-platform software projects. Marianna Alshina, Cappasity’s CBDO and Co-Founder, has a digital marketing and business development background. She focuses on building relationships with core partners.
Partner at DLA Piper, Head Emerging Growth Companies & Venture Capital Russia & CIS
Leo Batalov advises on corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital transactions, private equity transactions and general corporate matters. He also has broad experience representing issuers, underwriters, trustees and servicers in public and private offerings of asset-backed securities as well as lenders and borrowers in a variety of debt finance transactions.
Emerging Companies and Venture Capital
Advised 2GIS, an internet and mobile geo-location and geo-information engine, in connection with a USD 40 million investment by Baring Vostok and Ru-Net
Advised Profi.ru in connection with several fundraising rounds totalling over USD 25 million from Intel Capital, Baring Vostok, and Frontier Ventures
Advised Goldman Sachs in connection with an investment in OneTwoTrip, a leading Russian language online travel agent
Entrepreneur in Residence, Angel Investor
Jeff Smith has over 30 years domestic and international high technology sales, marketing, business development, corporate development and venture capital experience in multiple industry markets.
Jeff was most recently with RBM Technologies, a leading cloud based retail software company that was successfully sold. Prior to RBM, Jeff was the Founding and Managing Partner of XcelR8 Partners that provided business development consulting services to accelerate revenue traction for early stage companies.
Jeff has held executive positions at other software companies including Commerce One as VP of Business Development, Corporate Development and GM of Commerce One Ventures. Prior, he held leadership roles in sales, business development, marketing, and product line management at BlueCurve (acquired by Red Hat), Sybase, Technology Concepts (acquired by Bell Atlantic) and Unisys.
Jeff has angel investment, advisory and board of directors experience at for profit and non-profit organizations.
Cappasity is the client of Tech Futures Group.
Partner at DraperDragon Fund, Executive Director of Global Chamber® San Francisco
Henry Ines is a global executive and trusted advisor with 20+ years of investment, business development, corporate finance, management consultancy & cross border experiences. Henry currently serves as the Executive Director of Global Chamber® San Francisco, a member organization focused on helping leaders, executives and companies with cross border trade, investment and global expansion initiatives. Additionally, Henry is also a venture partner at DraperDragon Fund, a US-China venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley; serves as an advisor to multiple SF Bay area-based technology startups; and is a mentor at Google’s Launchpad Accelerator and StartupIndia. He is also a lecturer at Nanyang Technopreneurship Centre (NTC) — Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Prior to DraperDragon, Henry was a partner at DFJ Dragon Fund and DragonVenture, focusing on US-China and Southeast Asian early stage investment opportunities and advisory initiatives. Henry began his career a management consultant to Fortune 500 companies and later focused on providing middle market investment banking, corporate finance and cross border advisory services. Mr. Ines holds a BS in Finance from Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA and an MBA from Duke University Fuqua School of Business in Durham, NC.
When Joakim completed the delivery of a 500 team member strong project, he gave a T-shirt to each of the 500 team members that said: “Everything is Possible”. This is Joakim. That project was the major delivery to AT&T in California and THE BIG ONE for Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) that year, delivered on time, which everyone stated was impossible. Joakim Holmer joined the Ericsson Group right after school and it was his passion for communication and travel that made Ericsson an easy choice. The initial years as mobile comms software engineer were followed by 15 years in various technical leadership positions around the world. With hunger to develop that included everything from Mobile App start-ups to RedHat, SAP and Cisco. Together with Anders he has started the next big venture.
Vice President and Head of Network Products, Ericsson Co-founder LiveTourLAB
Anders has worked for two decades to create the emerging technologies of 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G and IOT in 10 different countries for Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC). Today, in 2017, there are 4.8 billion mobile broadband and 7.7 billion mobile subscriptions in total, exceeding the world population. Anders has held various CTO roles and the role of Vice President and Head of Practice for Mobile Broadband in Southeast Asia & Oceania with billion dollar yearly sales responsibility. He holds his own patents. Since 11 years old, Anders has loved to code. He is the main developer of the LiveTourLAB open source framework and now passionate about bringing VR, Crypto and Green Technology to same scale as telecom.
Startup Explorer and Analyst at LVMH
Yu is working on startup sourcing at LVMH. She helps LVMH Group and Brands to identify and evaluate relevant startups for their businesses. She was directly involved in selecting startups for LVMH during Viva Technology 2016 & 2017.
Yu holds a Master in Management degree from ESSEC business school, one of the best business schools in France. Yu is originally from China. Her bi-cultural background gives her a good understanding of both European and Asian digital ecosystem.
Director / Member Of The Board Gawooni
Frank Holz is a qualified economic engineer and a long serving consultant for companies such as Daimler-Benz, Mercedes-Benz and Mannesmann (today Vodafone). Since 1996 Frank Holz has been working in the games industry. He was Marketing Director of well-known, international game publishers such as Infogames and Atari. In 2008 he founded IEM Consulting, an internationally operating management consultancy focusing on the games industry. Frank Holz advises game developers, game publishers, multimedia entrepreneurs, branded insurers, investors, banks and governmental agencies worldwide. He has a very strong strategical background and stable international network within the gaming industry. Due to his numerous consulting projects for governmental agencies and game developers in Asia, Frank Holz has a huge business network in Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Thailand and Singapore.
Jayanand is a seasoned Serial Entrepreneur with 7+ years track record of success. Crypto Investor and Tech Consultant, Jayanand is a Co-Founder of First Principles Ventures. He enjoys creating new products and is an expert in emerging technologies — blockchain and crypto industry are his new experimental grounds. Jayanand is a CTO at NewsBTC.com and holds deep expertise in blockchain-based projects and specifically Bitcoin.
Bitcoin Investor and a Hardcore crypto believer. Jonathan is a CEO of NewsBTC.com, one of the leading Bitcoin News outlets, founded in October 2013 with the goal of educating and informing those curious about the virtual currency that is Bitcoin. NewsBTC.com publishes insightful news articles, interviews with industry experts and extra bits of information to help better understand the Bitcoin ecosystem and share the awesome start-ups and projects running on Bitcoin. NewsBTC’s coverage has been mentioned in the major business and technology outlets like TechCrunch, CNN, Forbes, Business Insider, and others.