Joe Michaels leads business development and sales for AxonVR, the company bringing lifelike touch to virtual reality through The HaptX™ Platform. Joe has over 15 years of experience building global strategic partnerships with major media and technology companies. Prior to AxonVR, he led business development at Microsoft’s MSN division, where he negotiated and managed deals with the sports, media, and entertainment industries. Before Microsoft, Joe co-founded Nexchange Corporation, an e-commerce startup that raised over $16 million in funding and received five U.S. patents. Joe earned an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and an MBA from The Wharton School.