Nathan Burba

Co-Founder & President,
Survios

Nathan Burba

Co-Founder & President,
Survios

Biography

Nathan is the Co-Founder and President at Survios, a virtual reality company headquartered in Los Angeles, California. The company develops virtual reality software and games including the titles Raw Data, Sprint Vector, Electronauts and CREED: Rise To Glory. It also operates Survios branded Virtual Reality Arcades and a worldwide VR software distribution network operating in 36 countries.

Since its inception in 2013, the company has raised over $54 million in venture funding led by Shasta Ventures, Lux Capital and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios.

Before founding Survios, Nathan was the Director of Product Holodeck, a joint research effort between the Mixed Reality Lab and the Advanced Games program at the University of Southern California. He is also the author of the Cocos2d-iPhone Cookbook. Nathan also has 1 published research paper and 2 patents pending issuance.

In addition to being a versatile software engineer, Nathan is an art and technology generalist and entrepreneur who prides himself on being able to perform different roles including, but not limited to, engineering (sw/hw/me/ee), art (art direction/tech art), design (game/product/hw/industrial), film (production/cinematography/editing), research (optics/computer vision/tracking), creative (worldbuilding/scriptwriting/branding), management (scheduling/scoping) and entrepreneurship (fundraising/hiring/culture building).

Nathan is fundamentally passionate about evolving the day to day lives of people in the 21st century beyond the drudgery and cognitive dissonance of typical corporate life into something more holistic, fulfilling and ultimately human.

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