Co-Founder & CTO, Viro Media
Raj Advani is the co-founder of Viro, a platform for building AR and VR applications. Raj is a 3D graphics engineer by trade who previously co-founded UpNext, a 3D mapping company that brought the first vector-based maps to the web in 2004. UpNext was acquired in 2012 by Amazon, where Raj became a Principal Engineer leading efforts on 3D graphics and mobile application development. Excited by AR but discouraged by the fragmentation and lack of tools, Raj left Amazon in 2015 to start Viro. Viro’s mission is to democratize AR and VR development, by building an expressive, natural, and easy to use platform.