Michael Lewis, CEO of RealD, named the President of Campfire, an AR/VR collaboration startup
Michael Lewis, a leading 3D cinema pioneer, was named president of the board of Campfire, which is based in New York and is focused on advanced holographic collaboration.
In the past, Lewis's appointment as president follows a significant investment in Alchemi Project, which he formed to help dozens of companies that are poised to impact the world, including technology, media, and consumer products. (Lewis declined to disclose the size of his investment), but instead raised more than $8 million in funding from investors including OTV, Kli Capital and Tuesday Capital.
"Michael has spent decades at the nexus of technology and media, and brought immersive experiences to billions of people," said Jay Wright, president of Campfire and co-founder. "We are thrilled to have chosen to lend his expertise and passion to support Camp Fire," adding.
The ephemeral of the future, augmented and virtual reality, is embodied in all of my attributes when choosing what ventures Alchemi Project will support: it's transformative, it serves a higher purpose; and it embraces sustainable practices and policies.
In 2003, Lewis co-founded RealD and built it into a global company that is known for its global platform for 3D cinema. In addition to the Vanguard Award, he was honored by the Producers Guild of America with his Vanity Award for new media and technology achievements. He is also recipient of the Thomas Alva Edison Innovation Award and the UCLA School of Neurosurgerys Visionary Award.
The companys system, built on more than 60 patents, allows distributed teams to work with 3D models as shared holograms.