After a couple of years spent casually tracking the company and several months of building a relationship with the team at PlayMotion!, I am thrilled about joining them officially as the company’s CEO (I actually joined quietly a few months ago.) I was honored by their invitation, and we wasted no time in focusing our efforts in on growing the business (with apologies to Mike Blake, “taking it to the next level“).
If you aren’t familiar with PlayMotion!, you probably aren’t alone. The company’s growth over the past few years has been steady, but fueled largely by word of mouth. However, our client list reads like a who’s who (Google, Nike, Atari, Red Bull, AT&T, NASA, Proctor & Gamble, Nokia’s Sugar Bowl, Playboy, WIRED, NBA All-Star Game, etc.) The company is now profitable and growing, and we’re expanding into Asia (which is also something I’m particularly excited about.) Others are talking about us as well.
Greg, Matt, and the rest of the team have done an amazing job of building a great vision engine and a strong full-body gaming platform. Our technology is incredibly captive (and viral), and the stuff we have in our skunkworks is absolutely mind blowing. We will continue to create exciting mini-games and other types of interactive experiences for our customers, but we are moving more and more towards creating fully immersive, 3D, full-body games.
Our web site, which admittedly is horribly out of date, and doesn’t really reflect where we are as a company, will be revamped soon.
I should point out that my new post won’t affect our collaborative efforts at StartupLounge.com. Our podcast and quarterly Capital Connections gatherings will continue. I have spent the past year and a half championing early-stage, fast-growth entrepreneurship in the Southeast, and that passion is still burning brighter than ever. :)