An Interactive Hologram System
Entertainment, Specialty Computer Hardware
Santa Monica, California
VNTANA was founded in 2012 with the goal of allowing artists to play multiple venues at the same time.
VNTANA believes it has created the world’s first scalable, affordable and interactive hologram system. From fully-controllable life size avatars to simultaneous global performances by the world’s top artists, VNTANA’s technology creates engaging and realistic holographic experiences. With its technology, people can truly be multiple places at once and bring products and characters to life in new interactive ways.
Through the use of patented hardware, VNTANA has been able to realize a 90% cost-reduction compared to traditional industry players. In addition to hardware, VNTANA has also developed interactive software ranging from automated avatar control to real-time holographic capture. Currently there are only two other major competitors in the space: Musion and Hologram USA. Both of these companies use the same cumbersome technology which is generally 5 to 10 times as expensive, a hardware profile that is 10 times larger and takes 1-3 days to setup compared to VNTANA’s 4 hour setup.
VNTANA has worked with major brands including Microsoft, Kia and Nokia providing unique product launches with hologram performances by top artists like Nicky Romero and Paul Oakenfold. VNTANA’s other customers include Pepsi, the National Science Center in Seoul and advertising giant 72&Sunny.
VNTANA has booked over $450,000 in organic revenue over the past 10 months and currently has 3 issued patents and 19 patents pending. VNTANA is also a Microsoft Early Developer and part of the Microsoft Biz Spark Plus program.
VNTANA sees applications beyond brands and entertainment, into education, business communication and retail.
Ashley Crowder – Co-Founder & CEO
Ashley guides VNTANA’s overall direction and technology development.
Prior to founding VNTANA, Ashley was in the Business Rotational Program at BP, where she worked as a financial analyst before moving on to the NGL Planner position at a refinery. As one of the refinery planners, she developed the short and long-term strategy of multiple products to maximize profit and managed cross-functional teams to guarantee the strategy was implemented properly.
Ashley also has manufacturing experience as a Project Leader at Gulfstream Aerospace and as a Manufacturing Engineer Intern at Northrop Grumman. She also gained experience in event production at MTV Networks in Los Angeles and INCA Productions in London, planning events to be executed in multiple countries.
Ashley holds a BS in Industrial Systems Engineering and an MS in Engineering Management from the University of Southern California.
Benjamin Conway – Co-Founder & CRO
Ben leads VNTANA’s strategy and business development. His focus has been bridging the gap between the US entertainment industry and the exploding Asian market. He has traveled Asia extensively throughout this and past ventures leading VNTANA to expand into Korea and China.
Prior to founding VNTANA, Ben was a District Manager at ADP, where he was a top sales performer. Ben also founded Gameday Glasses with his brother in his senior year at USC, when they realized there was collegiate merchandise for everything except sunglasses.
Ben holds a BS in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.
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