Japanese Entertainment Giant gumi Inc. Expands VR Strategic Initiative into Europe with EUVR Partnership

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VR developers in the European region will have access 
to further investment, incubation, mentorship and peer community resources through new collaboration

On Jan. 17, 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 Jan. 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 euvr.org.

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