EUVR and gumi have passed along the following press release about their new partnership!
TOKYO AND BRUSSELS – January 17, 2017 — Today gumi Inc. announced a partnership with EUVR to expand its European VR presence and strategic initiatives among local developers. Active in over 19 countries across Europe, EUVR provides the VR development community and enthusiasts with regular meet ups and resources to further the growth of the VR ecosystem. Through this new partnership, gumi will provide EUVR members with access to potential investment, incubation and mentorship opportunities.
Hironao Kunimitsu, CEO of gumi Inc., said: “This past year has been tremendously successful for gumi as we’ve broken new ground in the VR industry. Amongst many milestones, we launched our own incubators in Japan and Korea, called Tokyo VR Startups and Seoul VR Startups, respectively. Additionally, we invested in and became a joint member of the venture capital investment group ‘The VR Fund,’ based out of the US. Our partnership with EUVR is the next step toward our vision of being a global leader in virtual reality and working closely with innovative developers in the European region.”
Juan Bossicard, Co-Founder of EUVR, said: “We’re thrilled that gumi has joined to help us further build the VR development community across Europe. The European VR community has grown to over 14,000 members to date, and gumi’s investment of time and resources is certainly a vote of confidence in EUVR’s commitment to the VR community. We will continue working hard to provide best-in-class resources that are knowledgeable and well-connected to our members in order to further the global VR ecosystem.”
The next EUVR event will be held on January 23 at UNCONVENTION in Amsterdam, and will feature keynotes and a panel with thought leaders from the industry, including Antoine Cayrol of Okio Studio, Pieter Van Leugenhagen of The Yondr, and Michael Schwertel of Power Toons.
To learn more about EUVR initiatives and events, please visit www.euvr.org.
About gumi Inc.
Founded in 2007, gumi Inc. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 3903) is a leading global mobile game publisher and developer headquartered in Japan, with overseas operations in China, France, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and the United States. The company has proven success in launching titles worldwide, such as the widely popular role-playing games Brave Frontier and Phantom of the Kill. With ongoing publishing and development projects on various platforms, including iOS, Android, and more, gumi aims to change the world through innovative entertainment products and services, including both original content and collaborations with popular IP. For more information, please visit http://www.gu3.co.jp/en/.
EUVR is a not-for-profit that was started in 2015 by a group of VR Enthusiasts with ambitious goal to strengthen the breadth and the depth of the European VR/AR Ecosystem. Through an online portal and a series of events, EUVR enables local ecosystems to grow, gain visibility and extend their reach. EUVR aims to become the interface between entrepreneurs, policymakers and the industry in Europe.