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CEO: Maureen Fan (7/31/2015)
General Management: Eric Darnell
Technology: Larry Cutler (4/30/2016)
Former Employees: Craig Relyea


Business description: Baobab Studios, headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., is a virtual reality company that creates story and character-driven cinematic experiences. At Baobab Studios, we believe that VR isn't only for hardcore gamers or tech enthusiasts, so we made INVASION! to appeal to everyone. Through quality animation, comedic timing, beautiful art, and compelling stories, we aim to create VR animation that everyone can enjoy – regardless of age, background or personal experience. The company was founded by Maureen Fan, who was most recently VP of Games at Zynga; and Eric Darnell, the director of such DreamWorks animated features as the four "Madagascar” franchise films and “Antz.” Baobab is funded by Comcast Ventures, HTC, Samsung, Advancit Capital, The Chernin Group and Freelands Ventures, along with individuals including Zynga co-founder Mark Pincus and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel.

Rounds: 2
Recent Fundings: Oct 2016   Dec 2015
Capital raised: 31.0M
Last Round: 25.0M
Ownership: Private  
VCs include: Comcast Ventures Horizons Ventures ;  HTC Corp Advancit Capital ;  Evolution Media Partners LDV Partners Presence Capital Youku Global Media Fund
Corporate investors: Samsung Ventures ;  Twentieth Century Fox ;  Shanghai Media Group

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Record updated: Oct 2016
Sector: Internet
Year Founded: 2015
Headcount: 11-25
Rounds: 2
Recent Fundings: Oct 2016   Dec 2015
Capital Raised: 31.0M
Last Round: 25.0M
Ownership: Private