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Zoe Immersive, Inc.

Immersive 3D Creation Platform

Zoe Immersive, Inc.

Immersive 3D Creation Platform

Los Angeles, CA
Gaming
Zoe Immersive Inc, an award-winning software company, is launching an immersive platform empowering anyone to create, share and monetize interactive 3D learning experiences.

$271,999

raised
325
Investors
$12.6M
Valuation
$0.07
Price per Share
$199.99
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
0
Days Left

$271,999

raised
325
Investors
$12.6M
Valuation
$0.07
Price per Share
$199.99
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
0
Days Left
This offering ended on June 01, 2022 and is no longer accepting investments.

Reasons to Invest

Zoe’s immediately addressable Edtech segment is estimated at more than $150 billion per year in 2021 growing to $220+ billion.
Zoe has established partnerships with leading tech companies like Facebook, Unity and HTC to deliver Zoe to millions of users.
We are a dedicated team of experts in the immersive and edtech space including investors and advisors from world class technology and education companies

OVERVIEW


Introducing Zoe: A Creator Marketplace Allowing Anyone to Build Interactive, Immersive Experiences



 



At Zoe, we create sophisticated, no-code tools for the next generation of creators. We founded Zoe because we noticed a lot of online tools were not engaging for today’s 14-26 year-olds - nor were they easy to use. We strive to champion creators who seek to elevate 21st century skills for the students, parents, and educators of current and future generations using the emerging “creator economy” model. The Zoe Creator Marketplace is our answer to jump-starting learning in a new era.

THE PROBLEM


Current Online Learning Lacks Engagement 

Zoom and other 2D web-based learning platforms tend to be isolating - they don’t enable meaningful social interactions and hands-on activities.


Multiplayer online gaming platforms, however, gather billions of engaged users of all ages everyday. Our current education system hasn’t been taking advantage of how those same 3D technologies can increase engagement with learners and educators. Until now. 



THE SOLUTION


We are crafting new ways to interact with the digital world

Zoe provides a virtual world in the metaverse dedicated to creating and learning in full 3D. 

 *Some functionalities shown in these videos and images below may not yet be available in the current version of Zoe.

 

We do this by facilitating the crowdsourced creation & distribution of game-like sessions, where learners can play & learn by creating & collaborating in virtual environments accessed from anywhere in the world. 


 

 

 

 

Zoe supports and fosters the EdTech Creator ecosystem so that learners and educators can:

 

  • Import 3D Models: Simply drag and drop objects from local and online 3D libraries into your project
  • Program Interactions: On-the-fly programming using an intuitive no-code system of conditions and actions
  • Play your Experience: Jumping from creating to playing your experience at any time, directly within the app.


THE MARKET


We are Positioned for Growth in the Global Edtech Market

 

And here’s why...

 

  • Zoe counts its TAM at $300 billion in 2022 (source)
  • Zoe’s immediately addressable Edtech segmen is estimated at more than $150 billion per year in 2021 growing to $220+ billion
  • EdTech is growing at 16.3% and will grow 2.5x from 2019 to 2025 -  reaching $404 billion in total global expenditure (source)

 


OUR TRACTION


Our Milestones Making Way for a Brighter Future

 

We break our significant traction milestones into two parts: Industry Alliances and Pilot Creator Development.



Industry Alliances 

  • Unity has partnered with Zoe to deliver a VR  program available on Unity Learn, bringing Zoe to their millions of developers and creators. 
  • Facebook/ Oculus, a long-time partner of the company provides both funding and co-marketing opportunities. Zoe is currently featured on their new Oculus AppLab distribution channel.   
  • Pico, the leading VR hardware vendor in Asia, is partnering with Zoe to deliver headsets to institutions and businesses.
  • Epic has awarded Zoe with an Epic Megagrant to further develop the toolset.
  • HTC is both a hardware and development partner since 2016 and an early investor in Zoe.
  • Microsoft for Startups has partnered with us to bring Zoe to the Microsoft EdTech ecosystem for both mobile and VR.
  • Zoe was selected as an Elite 200 company by GSV and Finalist at their GSV cup (GSV Summit is the gold standard of conferences in EdTech).

 

 

 

Pilot Creator Development 

  • Zoe currently has multiple levels of pilot Zoe Marketplace Creators, who are customers onboarded and actively using the Zoe creation tools, and generating recurring revenue per month of approximately $15,000. 
  • Zoe has also built strategic relationships with several advanced learning institutions as a conduit for recruiting and testing the onboarding of Zoe Marketplace Creators.


WHAT WE DO


 

Hands-on Immersive Creation & Learning Platform



*Some functionalities shown in these videos and images below may not yet be available in the current version of Zoe.

  

The Zoe App is a standalone cross-platform application - allowing anyone to create and host virtual learning spaces and games. 


*Some functionalities shown in these videos and images below may not yet be available in the current version of Zoe.





Zoe VR App is a standalone application where students can build their 3D environment and bring it to life through an intuitive programming interface. It can be used to tell stories, create games, explain processes or solve problems.

 


 

Zoe for Unity The plugin has been conceived precisely for XR (Extended Realities) technologies and the possibilities they offer. It enables the creation of complex interactive experiences – without coding – deployed to different kinds of headsets, from virtual to augmented and mixed realities. Zoe for Unity is recommended from High School up to University level.

 


 


Zoe Mobile App With similar functions as the standalone Zoe VR app, the Zoe Mobile App will be compatible with smartphones and tablets, making it our most accessible software tool yet. The Zoe Mobile App is now available for selected early access. 



THE BUSINESS MODEL


Our Open Marketplace Model Has a Global Impact

We have begun selling pilot creator licenses in advance of launching the Zoe open marketplace this year.


This marketplace model will reach a large number of users - having the opportunity to make a greater impact on global learning. With an opportunity for infinite metaverses, creators can build their own 3D space in which they can host live sessions and monetize the content they create. This provides a community in which votes and sponsorships can help provide the highest quality of content available to learners. Some institutions that are already helping facilitate this are: 



Our Premium Creator SaaS licenses will cost between $15.99 - $49.99.

We believe revenue per creator will grow as more features are added to Zoe, and as marketplace network effects take hold. 


The Zoe marketplace allows for creators and hosts to either give away or charge for their content - only for a 15% marketplace transaction fee. We are aiming for an open “gig” economy marketplace model where “prosumer” creators will eventually be able to support themselves on earnings from creating and selling content on the Zoe platform and marketplace -- similar to Roblox for game creators.


Here are some of our most recent data points showing our models effectiveness:

HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT


Ahead of the Game

There are few formal learning platforms or marketplaces leveraging 3D technologies today. 


We believe most of Zoe’s competitors are still focused on video or 2D web-based interfaces. The few platforms supporting 3D and immersive environments provide pre-made content or experiences students have to go through - like a classic textbook. 




THE VISION


Provide today’s generation with skills needed for their career path


 

Led by a large community of prosumer-type individuals who host their content and earn part or all of their livelihood from the Zoe platform and marketplace - we believe this goal motivates students and educators alike and is well within our reach.


By then, we want to have tens of thousands of valuable content items available for use by consumers - all on a marketplace that generates over $1 billion in gross transactions.


OUR LEADERSHIP


A Team of Experts backed by leading investors & advisors in the industry 



We have been working in the VR gaming and immersive learning space for over 7 years - having successfully navigated its ups and downs by having a clear goal, and a strong vision for what we want to build. 


With this, we’ve been able to attract top-tier talent and advisors, develop key partnerships, and secure substantial, non-dilutive funding to support our early years of perfecting our platform. 

  

The founders, extended team, and advisory board have a strong understanding and complementary set of proven skills to make emerging technologies usable by anyone.


OUR INVESTORS



WHY INVEST


We plan to become the leading platform in interactive online education.  

Led by a large community of prosumer-type individuals who host their content and earn part or all of their livelihood from the Zoe platform and marketplace - we believe this goal motivates students and educators alike, and is well within our reach. The no-code software tools allow learners to be creative without feeling intimidated by the technology.


With our establishment in the industry, and our ability to grow within our market space - we are confident in our ability to become the leading platform in interactive online education. And we’d love for you to join the adventure!






Offering Summary


Company

:

Apelab, Inc.

Corporate Address

:

5200 W Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045

Offering Minimum

:

$9,999.99

Offering Maximum

:

$1,069,998.86

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$199.99











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

142,857

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

15,285,698

Price per Share

:

$0.07

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$12,641,932.80











Voting Rights of Securities Sold in this Offering

Each Subscriber shall appoint the Chief Executive Officer of the Company (the “CEO”), or his or her successor, as the Subscriber’s true and lawful proxy and attorney, with the power to act alone and with full power of substitution, to, consistent with this instrument and on behalf of the Subscriber, (i) vote all Securities, (ii) give and receive notices and communications, (iii) execute any instrument or document that the CEO determines is necessary or appropriate in the exercise of its authority under this instrument, and (iv) take all actions necessary or appropriate in the judgment of the CEO for the accomplishment of the foregoing. The proxy and power granted by the Subscriber pursuant to this Section are coupled with an interest. Such proxy and power will be irrevocable. The proxy and power, so long as the Subscriber is an individual, will survive the death, incompetency and disability of the Subscriber and, so long as the Subscriber is an entity, will survive the merger or reorganization of the Subscriber or any other entity holding the Securities. However, the Proxy will terminate upon the closing of a firm-commitment underwritten public offering pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933 covering the offer and sale of Common Stock or the effectiveness of a registration statement under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 covering the Common Stock.

*Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below.

Investment Incentives and Bonuses*

Time Based:

Super Duper Early Bird

Invest within the first 6 days and receive 20% bonus shares

Super Early Bird

Invest within the next 72h and receive 15% bonus shares

Early Bird

Invest within the next 7 days and receive 10% bonus shares

Amount Based:

The Welcome Tier - $200+

Annual Zoe Pro License: Start using Zoe right away. The license includes access to all software, online training and support. 

 

The Early Access Tier - $500+

All Above Perks+

Early Access to all Zoe new platforms: Be the first to try out iOS and Android today and give your feedback to the Zoe team! Future platforms will include Desktop, Mixed & Augmented Reality. 

Invitation to Investor Community Group ( Slack, FB or Discord, TBD)

The Creator Tier - $1,000+

All Above Perks +

Early Access to the Zoe creator marketplace: Be the first to publish your content on the Zoe Creator Marketplace when it launches and invite your first users to collaborate in our Metaverse. 

The Ambassador Tier - $5,000+

All Above Perks +

Invitation to exclusive virtual investor event.

Your name engraved in the marketplace as a Zoe Ambassador 

The Virtual Reality Tier - $10,000+

All Above Perks +

A Zoe VR kit which includes an Annual Zoe license and a VR headset with Zoe pre-installed.  

Receive 5% of Bonus Shares

The Sponsor Tier - $25,000+

All Above Perks +

Become a Zoe Content Sponsor which will be featured on the Zoe Marketplace. Your sponsorship will support selected creators within the Zoe community to build an immersive learning experience on the topic of your choice, your name will appear in the credits and you will participate in the decision-making process of who gets the final prize. 

Receive 10% of Bonus Shares

The Superhero Tier - $50,000

All Above Perks +

Dinner with the Founders

Lifetime Zoe Licenses

Receive 15% of Bonus Shares

*All perks occur when the offering is completed.

The 10% StartEngine Owners' Bonus

Zoe (Apelab) will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Common Stock at $0.07 / share, you will receive 110 shares of Common Stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $70. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investors' eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are canceled or fail.

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Inter company debt or back payments.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$143,259.00 USD
$107,518.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$115,540.00 USD
$77,260.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$10,610.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$49,484.00 USD
$65,881.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$660,635.00 USD
$676,562.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$325,213.00 USD
$381,307.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$5,707.00 USD
$87,614.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$27,555.00 USD
-$169,188.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

A message from our CEO & Next Steps.

3 months ago

Dear Investors,

First of all, I am excited to have you all onboard and hope you are as well! Our campaign has now officially ended. 

Investments from the last weeks are being cleared at the moment. Once your investment is cleared you can find your certificate in the Startengine dashboard. Once the clearing process is done, my team will send over an email to each of you about how to access your perks and invite you to join our investor community to receive regular investor updates. For those in the early-access tier, we have a lot of great things to share with all of you so get your VR headsets ready!

I can't wait to continue this journey and share our progress as we scale out Zoe to millions of creators. Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn to continue the conversation.

I will be in touch here again soon,

Emilie Joly - CEO @ Zoe Immersive






Zoe Immersive announces new partnership with Qualcomm!

3 months ago

Dear Investors, 

We are proud to announce that right after our campaign ended,  Qualcomm presented during the opening keynote of the AWE conference the AR companies selected for the inaugural Spaces™ Pathfinder Program.

Zoe Immersive is one of the chosen innovators to work with Qualcomm to push the boundaries of #AR on new platforms.  You can read the full announcement here. Being supported by Qualcomm is a great achievement, they have just announced a 150M Metaverse fund to support companies in the space. 

We are proud to have you all on board to witness the future of education!


---The Zoe team--



https://venturebeat.com/2022/06/01/qualcomm-launches-snapdragon-spaces-xr-platform-for-ar-devs/

Our very last update: 3 hours left to invest!

4 months ago

🚀  Our campaign ends in 3 hours! 🚀

We are glad to have you all along for the ride and can not wait to continue the adventure.

Now is really you last chance to Invest and be part of a truly unique and ambitious vision!

We will see you soon in a Zoe world!


6 Hours Left to Invest!

4 months ago

🚀  Our campaign ends in 6 hours! 🚀

The clock is ticking! You still have time to join more than 300 investors who trust us and believe in the future of learning. Invest here and become part of our amazing team!



Our Campaign Highlights

4 months ago

Our StartEngine campaign is coming to an end very soon. We are honored to have so many community members as shareholders. We can not wait to continue building a meaningful platform with all of you!

Our Campaign Highlights

During this campaign, our team has achieved some amazing milestones:

🚀 We signed $500k worth of deals with Unity, Qualcomm, and Meta (Facebook);

💫 Our user-base grew from 5'000 to over 35'000 users in our closed Beta;

📱We started developing Zoe for iOS;

👯‍♂️ We enabled real-time Multiplayer connection in Virtual Reality;

🌎 We built a Zoe Metaverse Program to support underserved communities;

📑 We partnered with EPFL in Switzerland to conduct a formal research study;

📣 We were featured on Forbes (2x), VentureBeat, The Information, and many more publications;

🦄 Our CEO was selected for the prestigious Female Edtech Fellowship;

✨ We raised over $260k from 300+ Committed Investors on StartEngine.


On behalf of the whole team, we want to thank you for trusting us, and we hope you're as excited as we are for the next steps of this big adventure!

One day left to invest in the future of learning!

4 months ago

🚀Our campaign ends tomorrow!🚀

You can still join us by investing here and become part of our amazing team.


72 hours left to join 300 investors!

4 months ago


🚀Our campaign ends in 3 days!🚀

We are stoked to have 300 new investors joining our mission. You can still join us by investing here and become part of our amazing team!


Zoe Immersive gets a shout out in Charlie Fink's Friday Forbes column!

4 months ago

Zoe Immersive gets a shout out in Charlie Fink's Friday Forbes column.  With the help of a Unity grant, Zoe is starting with the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District to bring the training of Metaverse skills into the curriculum of underrepresented students. 

Unity Brings the Metaverse into the Curriculum of Underrepresented Communities using Zoe!

4 months ago

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 26, 2022)

✨There is no better way for us to end our Startengine Campaign with such exciting and impactful news!✨


Zoe Immersive and the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District have been awarded a $100K grant from the Unity Charitable Fund, a fund of Tides Foundation. This grant will allow the deployment of metaverse learning programs to support over 300 educators and students in the Title I School District. The Zoe Metaverse Program will empower students to easily create fully interactive and immersive experiences, which increase awareness around social and environmental  issues. Learners will have the opportunity to develop key digital skills, such as user experience design, storytelling, coding logic, and how to leverage virtual reality to immerse others in their perspectives.


“At Unity, we believe the world is a better place with more creators in it. As someone who was raised near West Allis, Wisconsin, I was thrilled to see this grant awarded to Zoe Immersive, as their programme embodies that belief, by ensuring education is accessible to all, regardless of zip code.” Said Jessica Lindl, vice president of social impact at Unity. “It’s more important than ever to connect young people with the skills needed for future jobs, as these help chart a clear path from learning to earning opportunities.”






See the full press release here: https://www.zoe.com/unity-for-humanity-grant/

Don't forget to invest in Zoe before it's too late!


One week left to invest in Zoe!

4 months ago

Our campaign ends in 1 week!

 Now is your last chance to join the future of learning, playing, and working in the metaverse. Click here to invest and become part of our amazing team! 



Check out what 7th graders are building with Zoe

4 months ago

7th graders at Rutgers Prep in New Jersey built their first Virtual Reality experiences in only 3 lessons using Zoe, thanks to their amazing technology teacher Alicia Conroy! 🚀 We are so impressed by what they created in such a short amount of time. One student built his own baseball training game ⚾️!



First Multiplayer Preview!

4 months ago

Check-out the first multiplayer test session in Zoe Immersive on Oculus Quest  from five different countries🔥🔥🔥!

We are vert proud of our team dedicated to building a platform to inspire new generations to create for the metaverse. 

Currently debugging from 🇲🇽 Mexico, 🇺🇦Ukraine, 🇨🇭Switzerland , 🇮🇹Italy, 🇧🇪Belgium and the 🇺🇸United States !



 Our campaign ends soon. Now is your last chance to join our adventure! Click here to invest.

2 Weeks Left to Invest!

4 months ago


Invest and create your own interactive and immersive world today!

The clock is ticking! Our campaign ends in 2 weeks. Now is your last chance to join the future of learning, playing, and working in the metaverse. Click here to invest!


Future Developments and New Partnerships for Augmented & Mixed Reality

5 months ago

While we have been talking a lot about Virtual Reality, Zoe is also aiming at being at the forefront of Augmented and Mixed Reality. What is the main difference? In one case you are immersed in a virtual world without being able to see around you, in the other case you can see the world and augment it with your creations! Zoe will be one of the first applications to support both on the fly and without code.

We are excited to work on new Augmented Reality functionalities in the next year thanks to upcoming industry partnerships we will be announcing publicly soon, so stay tuned!

In the meantime, check-out this cute interactive story  made with the one of the first augmented reality iterations of Zoe!




The clock is ticking! Our campaign ends in 20 days. Now is your last chance to join the future of learning, playing, and working in the metaverse. Click here to invest!



25 Days Left To Invest In The Future of Learning In The Metaverse!

5 months ago


The clock is ticking! Our campaign ends in 25 days. Now is your last chance to join the future of learning, playing, and working in the metaverse. Click here to invest!

Milestone Achieved: $250K

5 months ago

We just passed $250K!


Help us get to the next milestone by sharing the campaign, which will reach its end in less than a month! 



Join our CEO at the Women In Tech Summit

5 months ago

Join us to unite 100,000 women in tech from all over the world. The hybrid conference will bring women in tech, minorities and allies from all over the world together through an interactive platform featuring live educational & training content, keynotes, engaging panels, breakout rooms, technical workshops, and networking with virtual and in-person sessions. Zoe Immersive's CEO Emilie Joly will be discussing the challenges and benefits of work-life-family balance when leading a tech company!


Register Here! 


You can still be part of our adventure to change education by investing in Zoe for another month only❤️!


Zoe and EPFL Collaborate on Immersive Learning Research Study!

5 months ago



Located in Switzerland, EPFL is one of Europe’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan science and technology institutions. One of its research centers, the CHILI Lab, is collaborating with the Zoe team to conduct an empirical research study which will strengthen the learning and teaching experience of the Zoe platform. The CHILI Lab’s mission is to deeply integrate Human Computer Interfaces and learning sciences by addressing practical problems in learning, teaching, and instruction. Through this study, CHILI Lab’s researcher Sruti Bhattacharjee will be working directly with teachers in our community to understand how they design lessons using Zoe and the benefits of the “Learning by Doing” approach of our platform.

We are so excited for this unique partnership to make sure Zoe will have a real impact on millions of students, educators and researchers!


You can still be part of our adventure to change education by investing in Zoe for another month only❤️!



Campaign extended | We’re about to hit the next milestone!

5 months ago

We're about to reach $250k!


On behalf of the whole team, we want to thank those of you who invested in Zoe. Doing so means you’re a part of the team, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have that much support for the work we’re doing. Keep sharing the campaign with your network (startengine.com/zoeimmersive), as it has been extended for one last stretch and will reach its end at the end of May!


For those who invested $500+, don’t hesitate to join our Investor Group on LinkedIn.


- The Zoe Team-

Notice of Material Change in Offering

5 months ago

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Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Zoe Immersive, Inc. offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Issuer is extending campaign end date and updating financial information.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

CEOs leading the Immersive Tech Landscape @ AWE 2022

5 months ago

Join our CEO at the next Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara California!

Join Emilie Joly for a conversation moderated by Meta (formerly Facebook) about what it takes to lead a Metaverse tech company!  If you want to learn more about the VR/Metaverse industry this event is one of the best with all of the key players from HP to Qualcomm, HTC, Meta and many more joining forces. You can attend in person or virtually and use our exclusive code to get 20% off: SPKR22D. Registrations are open here


And don't forget to invest in Zoe while you still can ❤️! 



New Sketchfab Collaboration with Zoe!

5 months ago

🤝New Partnership🤝


We are pleased to announce that our partnership with Sketchfab is growing. We are announcing a new plugin that offers developers easy access to the Sketchfab library via Unity. The open-source plugin, developed by Zoe , lets users import Sketchfab models directly into Unity projects at runtime.

From the Sketchfab Blog: "The pre-existing Sketchfab Unity plugin works only in the Unity Editor and our community had regularly requested a version that would also work in runtime (i.e., within the built application). This new plugin by Zoe fills this need and provides a way for developers to offer model browse and download functionality from within their Unity-based applications. Sketchfab recently announced a partnership with Zoe, a tool for building interactive and engaging 3D experiences, allowing users to import Sketchfab models directly in its app!"

We are thrilled to be sharing the Zoe Technology with millions of Sketchfab creators and developers to fulfill our mission to democratize 3D content creation globally. 🌍

To our community, you can still be part of our adventure by investing in Zoe ❤️



Get To Know The Zoe Team Part 2!

5 months ago

✨Zoe Design Team Spotlight✨


Sylvain Joly


What do you do for Zoe? 

I am the Design Director.

What interests you the most about Zoe?

Giving anyone the ability to create experiences others can enjoy and learn from.

When you’re not building for Zoe, what are you up to?

Probably bonding with my one-year old girl :) Other than that, I like playing old video games and listening to 80s heavy metal.

If you could learn one new skill, what would it be?

Software engineering, although it may be a bit large. So just one programming language, like C#.



Abigail Perez


What do you do for Zoe? 

I do the UI Design for our application and new web platform.

What interests you the most about Zoe?

The immersive community capabilities of the platform.

When you’re not building for Zoe, what are you up to?

I like to read about new front end development and UI / UX updates, also, I like to draw and walk my dog.

If you could learn one new skill, what would it be?

UI Design for videogames.


Join our amazing team today by becoming an early investor while it's still possible!



Get To Know The Zoe Team!

5 months ago


✨Zoe Team Spotlight✨

Cristian Muriel Ordoñez

What do you do for Zoe? 

Software Engineering

What interests you the most about Zoe?
How computer graphics in combination with VR and AR can be used to supercharge learning and training in ways that are impossible with traditional methods. In VR you can visit remote places, be as tinny or big as you want allowing you to be inside of a cell to understand how it works or to in front of a massive black hole... You can go back in time, pause it do whatever you need in order to understand something. IT is magic! For me it is almost scifi!

When you’re not building for Zoe, what are you up to?

Experimenting with new programming languages or paradigms (now I'm experimenting with Rust). Also I love to read books about science, economy and politics.

If you could learn one new skill, what would it be?

Advanced Cryptography like Homomorphic Encryption (even if it is not very efficient yet) or Zero Knowledge methods in general in order to be able to create secure systems that respect the privacy of our users.


Maria Beltran

What do you do for Zoe?

 I am the Head of Product Development

What interests you the most about Zoe?

It gives simple tools to anyone to express their creativity within a 3D world. And that is also an interesting challenge for us when designing the Zoe user experience.

When you’re not building for Zoe, what are you up to?

Playing soccer ⚽️

If you could learn one new skill, what would it be?

I love programming, but maybe just specializing in optimization.


Join our amazing team today by becoming an early investor while it's still possible! 

Notice of Funds Disbursement

5 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Zoe Immersive, Inc. has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Zoe Immersive, Inc. be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Use-Case Spotlight: Training Therapists Using Zoe!

5 months ago

In Poland, UnicornVRWorld is training therapists who work with individuals with intellectual disabilities and people with autism spectrum conditions through virtual reality.

The ZoeImmersive application has been implemented to create a therapeutic space that enables practicing sequencing, categorization, and visual memory, in addition to grip support. Access, community, and autonomy are a few of our goals here at Zoe and we hope you can join us on this journey!  The video below is an example of how the ZOE application is used during therapy.

“We present the ZoeImmersive application as one of the most important because in it we create a therapeutic space by practicing: sequences, categorizations, visual memory..  many, many other skills.” - Justyna Bogusław - UnicornVRWorld

Think about all the amazing applications of an easy-to-use platform like Zoe can have and the impact on learning, training and beyond! Invest in the future now.







JPMorgan releases 2022 Opportunities in the Metaverse market report!

6 months ago


Opportunities in the metaverse; How businesses can explore the metaverse and navigate the hype vs. reality

’s latest report on opportunities in the #Metaverse highlights what we are advocating for: empowering learners to be fully immersed in their creativity and with one another.

“From a social perspective, the development of more immersive virtual experiences is helping people to build communities based on shared values, and to express themselves in more authentic ways”

See how High School students have used Zoe for collaboration as part of their summer internship https://lnkd.in/gjTddJY5

Download the Full Report here.

JPMorgran 2022 report - Opportunities in the metaverse; How businesses can explore the metaverse and navigate the hype vs. reality 


Sketchfab and Zoe Immersive Partner to Drive Immersive Content Creation

6 months ago

We are proud to announce we have officially partnered with Sketchfab!


Zoe already offers no-code, interactive 3D creation on iOS, Oculus (Meta), and HTC Vive. Integrating Sketchfab opens the Zoe asset library exponentially and adds great features to our users.

By providing a million new objects for use in our interactive experiences and launching our no-code platform on iOS, we are realizing our dream of making 3D/VR/AR and metaverse creation possible for anyone who has access to today’s common technologies.


Why this partnership?

  • With the integration of Sketchfab into the Zoe App, Users can drag-and-drop thousands of 3D objects from the Sketchlab libraries into their Zoe scenes, to build high quality and interactive 3D virtual spaces easily.

  • Sketchfab’s database of assets provides endless options for educators to customize their lessons, making the process with Zoe easier than ever. 

  • Users can also use Sketchfab to upload their own 3D models and import them in their interactive experiences in Zoe.

Our Campaign has been extended, onwards to the next milestone!

6 months ago


Getting Closer To Our Next Milestone: $250k!

We're thrilled to continue this journey with all of you. Keep sharing our campaign with your network and watch-out for exciting announcements & partnerships next week!

Don't forget to join the LinkedIn Investor Group for those who invested over $500.

- The Zoe Team-



Notice of Material Change in Offering

6 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Zoe Immersive, Inc. offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Issuer is extending campaign


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Qualcomm announces 100M Metaverse fund

6 months ago

Industry Update

"Qualcomm just announced the launch of its $100 million USD Snapdragon Metaverse Fund, designed to help virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) developers and businesses build for these new virtual experience"

After Meta ( Formerly Facebook) Announced 150M investment in the Learning Metaverse, Qualcomm is now following with it's own venture fund. Qualcomm has already partnered with our team in 2018 when they had released a prototype for Virtual Reality Headset and have mentioned our early work in this article. We can't wait for what comes next for the industry as big players keep on entering the Metaverse market!

- The Zoe Team - 

Reminder: Do not forget to join ou investor group on LinkedIn here before our campaign ends :https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13992363/! , and don't forget to click the Invest Button and join our amazing team!



Meet the Team at the Games Developer Conference & ASU GSV

6 months ago

This is a busy month for some of the largest conferences in the US. Our team will be showcasing Zoe at both the Games Developer Conference and ASU GSV where we have been selected as part of the Elite 200. GDC is the worlds largest gaming shows and ASU is the worlds biggest education conference. Both are a great opportunity to bring awareness to the Zoe platform and maybe meet some of you in person!


Check the link below for schedules & talks and don't forget to lock-in your investment in Zoe!



Zoe Immersive in the News: Interview with Maria Beltran, Co-Founder and Head of Product Development

7 months ago

Today we celebrate Maria Beltran, our co-founder and Head of Product Development. Check-out this portrait by Heidi News, one of the main Swiss media outlets. She speak about how change drives innovation, how she arrived from Columbia to study design 18 years ago and ended up founding a tech company!

Don't forget to join our investor group for those who invested $500+: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13992363/ and continue to invest in our campaign while you can!

The Zoe Team



Join our Exclusive Investor Group!

7 months ago

To all investors in the $500+ tier you are invited to our exclusive investor group on LinkedIn. This will be a place to connect directly with the founding team and fellow Zoe Immersive investors. 

Click on this link to join the group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13992363/

We look forward to seeing you there soon!



Our CEO Interviewed On Nasdaq

7 months ago

Zoe is in the news! We're excited to have our CEO been featured on the Nasdaq website. Check the article here.



Notice of Funds Disbursement

7 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Zoe Immersive, Inc. has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Zoe Immersive, Inc. be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Product Release Roadmap for 2022

7 months ago

Dear Investors,

Thank you all for getting us pas this big milestone. We are hard at work and here is an update on our product release roadmap for 2022:

For those who are in the Marketplace tier, you will get early access to creating and sharing content on our platform. We would love to hear what content and topics you are interested in publishing, whether it be for education, healthcare, training or entertainment. Including our Startengine investors, we will be selecting individuals and groups to be featured at launch. We can’t wait to share the first selection of Zoe Creators!

Don’t forget to talk about Zoe in your network and join our round while it’s open.

- The Zoe Team -


We just passed $200k in Investment!

7 months ago

We just passed $200k!

Thanks to everyone involved in getting us to this big milestone, we are excited to continue the journey with all of you.

-The Zoe Team-



About To Hit Our Next Milestone!

7 months ago


Getting Closer To Our Next Milestone: $200k

Keep sharing our campaign with your network to help "Zoe Immersive" reach new heights!


Onward and Upward - The Zoe Team


2022 is already a busy year for the Zoe Team!

8 months ago


Here are some of the highlights of what we are implementing right now. We can’t wait to have you try!



📊 A slick dashboard where you can find your projects, create sessions, and track user retention;

🔗 A one-click link to share your projects with anyone;

🥇 A 3D portfolio of yours or your organization’s work;

👩🏾‍🏫 An easy-to-use invite system to collaborate in real-time on a 3D project from your smartphone or VR headset.


We aim at creating a super user-friendly platform that will empower current & future generations at scale, so a lot of our energy is going into good design & user experience! We will continue to share more prototypes during the next few weeks. 

Thanks to this raise, we have already achieved a LOT; think about all we could do if we reach our next milestone! 

Don’t forget to talk about your investment in your network. Reaching $200k will unlock even more exposure for Zoe Immersive to the StartEngine audience!

Onward and Upward,

- The Zoe team


200+ Investors Support Zoe!

8 months ago

We just passed 200 investors on our Startengine Campaign! 🔥🔥🔥

Thank you everyone, especially educators & parents in our community who have been more than supportive & decided to invest their own money in Zoe. We are honored, it's a privilege to have you onboard for the ride! 🙏


There is limited time left to invest and become an early shareholder in our platform! 👉https://www.startengine.com/zoeimmersive


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The Zoe Team



Our CEO joins the prestigious Female EdTech Fellowship

8 months ago

I'm honored to have been selected amongst  110+ applications from 24 countries to join the Female EdTech Fellowship. An exclusive business group of 14 EdTech founders building the future!


This amazing group was put together with the help of SuperCharger Ventures and the European Edtech Alliance!  You can also join us by investing in Zoe today and get us to our next $200k Milestone!


Have a nice beginning of your week,

Emilie Joly -CEO@ZoeImmersive



Join us for the GamesBeat summit: Into the Metaverse tomorrow!

8 months ago

Our Campaign had been extended: don't forget to confirm!

8 months ago

Dear Zoe Investors,

Thanks to your support this pas month we are eligible for a campaign extension! The extension process requires recent investors who haven't been cleared yet to confirm their investment. You should have received an email from Startengine to do so.

We're excited to continue this process a little longer and get us to the next milestone! 

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The Zoe Immersive Team

🚀🚀🚀

Join us at the GamesBeat Summit: Into the Metaverse!

8 months ago

It's an honor to be invited at the upcoming "GamesBeat Summit: Into the Metaverse" organized by VentureBeat team along side great speakers and our CEO Emilie Joly. We will be talking about "making the Metaverse accessible" for everyone!

The session is for VenturesBeat VIPs only. You can sign-up to join us here next week, Jan 27th, 12.20 PT . 


       

Notice of Material Change in Offering

8 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Zoe Immersive, Inc. offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Issuer is extending campaign end date


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Getting closer to our next Milestone!

8 months ago

Dear Investors

We can't thank you enough for the amazing support over the past few weeks! Keep it up, we are so close to the next big milestone!

For those still looking at Zoe from afar, here is a sneak peek of Zoe working on an iPhone 12 using our Sketchfab implementation. Sketchfab was recently acquired by Epic Games and has over 500k free to use 3D models available for Zoe Creators!

Investors in our Early Access tier are getting access to Zoe for iOS right now!

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The Zoe Team



❤️ To everyone following our campaign, you can still join us now ! ❤️

Zoe Immersive selected as one of the worlds most innovative EdTech startups!

8 months ago

We are proud to announce that Zoe Immersive is in the Elite 200, a group of the world’s most innovative early stage EdTech startups! 

Over 750+ global pre-seed and seed stage EdTech startups entered the GSV Ventures pitch competition, and we will be in the semifinals competing at this year’s ASUGSVSummit. 

Thanks to GSVVentures and the 175+ judges that selected Zoe Immersive as one of the promising 200 EdTech companies!


Limited time left to get to the next Milestone! Let's do it!"

8 months ago

Dear Community,

As our campaign is moving towards it's ending, we can not be more proud to have you all as individual investors. Your support has been amazing, we've loved having conversations about the future of the company and making new strategic connections!

We will soon be opening up our investor group on Discord so we can keep the conversation going and send you regular updates as we move forward with our roadmap so keep your eyes open for an invite!

For those who are on the fence, now is the last chance to join Zoe on our journey to revolutionize education for new generations.

Onward & Upwards! 

Emilie Joly - CEO

Help us get to the next Milestone!


Our achievements during our Startengine Campaign!

8 months ago

Dear Investors,

Now is the time to celebrate the wins of Zoe Immersive during the 5 months of our Startengine Campaign. We've been busy growing and building new features. Here are the top highlights!

⚡️Signed a commercial deal with leading Hollywood company Dreamscape Immersive

 💰Signed both a significant launch and funding lead with the largest media company in the world* *name still confidential

📲 Built  for Mobile Devices to make our platform accessible to potentially Billions of Users. 

🙌  Raised $150k+ from individual investors on Startengine

👾  Scaled our Technical Team with Top International Talents

🗞  Zoe Immersive featured on VentureBeat, The Information, Forbes and many more!

🏆 Selected for a prestigious award by leading Education company* *name to be announced next week!


❤️ To everyone following our campaign, you can still join us now before it's too late! ❤️
 

Notice of Funds Disbursement

8 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Zoe Immersive, Inc. has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Zoe Immersive, Inc. be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Milestone Achieved $150K +

9 months ago

Help us get to the next Milestone: 150K

9 months ago

Almost there! 🚀❤️

Interview of CEO Emilie Joly by Zanichelli Venture

9 months ago

I had fun speaking with Luigi Morino from Zanichelli Venture about immersive education and how we are building Zoe Immersive
to be the next generation of  learning content marketplace for the metaverse. And this starts by building tools that instructors and learners enjoy using!

Click here for the full interview: https://medium.com/sights-on-edtech/xr-1-emilie-joly-from-zoe-immersive-88d2c2f75ccb

Click on "invest now" to join us while it's still possible!

Founders Q&A: How does Zoe fit into the Metaverse?

9 months ago

In the past few months we’ve seen the word Metaverse being thrown around the press, especially since Facebook changed its name to Meta.

We wanted to provide StartEngine investors some clarity over what the metaverse exactly is and how Zoe fits into it. 

Q: Is the metaverse the future of the internet?

Yes, you could say that. Some people call it Web3 but in reality it’s primarily a transition between our current flat 2D web to a full 3D persistent environment. It uses a combination of technologies like AR/VR, AI, 5G & Blockchain. 

A great detailed and up-to-date read on the metaverse can be found here, written by Alan Smithson who has been working with immersive tech for a long time: https://alan-smithson.medium.com/the-metaverse-manifesto-2206d893a3bb

Q: Is Zoe part of the Metaverse?

Yes, Zoe is a content marketplace for education that is being built for the Metaverse. It means that you will have a digital identity as a student and an educator which will allow you to access Zoe, create content, share content and monetize it. As the infrastructure evolves, your virtual identity will be able to move seamlessly from one world to the other. The skills you gain in Zoe will be usable in other platforms, the content you build will be shared across all virtual spaces. 

Q: Why would learning in a virtual space be more efficient?

Ask your kids why they love Roblox, Fortnite, or Minecraft so much. These worlds allow them to create & connect with their friends in 3D. For them, it’s already second nature to use these types of platforms. 

Learning in a virtual 3D space is much more engaging than a zoom session. The skills you can learn online through immersive simulation are far greater and cheaper than any other training program. Everything is easily accessible from your computer, your smartphone, and soon your smart glasses or VR headsets.

Q: How do you make this easier for creators and educators?

The main issue today is that the creation and delivery of immersive learning experiences is primarily reserved to software engineering teams when it should be accessible to anyone. Today, there is no easy way to just open your virtual space and invite your students, peers, clients to discuss and learn together. 

We are building Zoe to be super approachable. There is still some ways to go and some of the next feature on our roadmap include:

  • Instant world creation through ready-made templates. Just one click and you’re ready to go.

  • Single-link connection: Much like zoom, everyone in Zoe will have their “personal” 3D space where they can easily invite students, peers, etc.

  • Gamified immersive lessons: Earn badges as you unlock new features and learn new skills directly in the app.


We are so excited about what's coming up for Zoe in 2022 and will keep pushing for a better education!


2021 Company Wrap-Up

9 months ago

Dear StartEngine Community,

I could not be prouder of what our team has managed to achieve this year. 2021 went by so fast and I'd like to acknowledge the successes of the whole Zoe team who deserves a big shout out!

Between securing partnerships with some of the top-tier tech companies, striking amazing deals with Dreamscape & Meta, to supporting student and educators across the country to keep learning and creating during these complicated times and welcoming over 150 investors into the Zoe family.

We can not wait to get into 2022!

Time is limited to join our community of early shareholders on StartEngine, so join us before it’s too late!

Emilie Joly - CEO@ZoeImmersive


Happy Holidays from the Zoe Team!

9 months ago

Dear Investors,

We are thankful for your ongoing support and can not wait to share more exciting company news over the New Year. We wish you all happy holidays and stay tuned for our 2021 company wrap-up.


Onward and upwards to a creative 2022!




Notice of Funds Disbursement

9 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Zoe Immersive, Inc. has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Zoe Immersive, Inc. be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

New Milestone: over 150 Investors!

9 months ago


Check-out Zoe's latest trailer!

10 months ago


Zoe is in the News!

10 months ago

We're excited to have been featured in prestigious online magazines last week! 

  • Read about Zoe in the Forbes XR Roundup by editor Charlie Fink.
  • Check-out the exclusive interview with Walter Park, CEO@Dreamscape, on The Information.
  • And see how Zoe will support the future of education and the article on Campus Technology, the premier source for Higher Education technology news!

Note: "The Information" is behind a paywall, only paying subscribers can read the full article. 

 

Zoe Immersive featured on "VentureBeat"

10 months ago

Spielberg backed company Dreamscape Immersive licenses the Zoe technology ! 🚀

10 months ago

Dreamscape Immersive & Zoe Immersive Partner to Simplify 3D Creation for Collaborative Virtual Reality Experiences

Dreamscape Immersive, the world’s leading location-based virtual reality company, today announced it has licensed the technology behind Zoe Immersive’s 3D creation platform. Zoe’s easy-to-use, cross-platform no-code 3D world creator toolset allows anyone, from novice to expert, to create and share interactive immersive experiences -- a skill previously reserved for those with extensive knowledge of game engines or visual effects programs.

Dreamscape will leverage the Zoe technology to build cutting-edge collaborative VR experiences. By merging motion capture with body mapping and advanced kinematics, Dreamscape experiences allow large groups to interact with each other with a level of immersion never before achieved in the industry. Dreamscape Immersive joins other great Zoe partners, such as Unity, Meta/Oculus, Microsoft, and HTC.

Dreamscape was founded in 2017 by cinematic heavyweights, live events experts, gaming veterans, and medical researchers, who came together under a collective mission: to leverage singular VR technology with Hollywood-certified storytelling to create unforgettable shared virtual reality experiences.

We see the future of education, work, and play as virtual activities, where shared social spaces serve as the backbone for learning, exploration, and problem-solving. Zoe Immersive’s toolset is a great democratizer of this process.

WALTER PARKES – CEO OF DREAMSCAPE IMMERSIVE



The Zoe Immersive and Dreamscape Immersive partnership will expand the reach of Dreamscape Learn, a joint venture between Dreamscape and Arizona State University to transform education through immersive learning experiences. With the integration of Zoe’s technology that allows for the creation and hosting of 3D virtual learning spaces and games, Dreamscape Learn empowers educators to create their own high-quality virtual classrooms without any coding experience.  Using Zoe’s simple and visual interface, teachers and students can import 3D models by simply dragging and dropping objects into projects, as well as program interactivity into the learning environment with intuitive controls. Lesson plans and coursework quickly come to life as advanced, adaptive VR educational experiences.


Partnering with Dreamscape means that together we can bring new compelling ways for individuals and companies to influence learning and communication.EMILIE JOLY – CEO OF ZOE IMMERSIVE





The news comes on the heels of growth for Dreamscape. The company recently partnered with Verizon to form a 5G innovation lab, designed to advance 5G and Mobile Edge Compute (MEC) virtual reality applications. Dreamscape also opened its fifth virtual reality destination, featuring a slate of original immersive entertainment experiences that combine Hollywood storytelling with cutting-edge full-body tracking technology.

Both companies are headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in Geneva, Switzerland.

Link to Full Press Release here


@DreamscapeImmersive - Alien Zoo experience

The potential of NFTs and Blockchain for the Zoe Marketplace

10 months ago



Q: There is so much talk right now about NFTs within the creator economy. Have you thought of integrating blockchain into your platform?

Yes absolutely, we had already built  prototypes on the ethereum blockchain 3 years ago to enable the creation of challenges with Prizes set as tokens. It was a little early for us to release this simply because at the time crypto was not as mainstream as it is now and we wanted to focus on ease of use and accessibility first.

Now there is a greater opportunity to build NFT functionalities into Zoe and it makes a lot of sense. In a virtual world where you can create content, you want to be able to both track ownership & IP but also enable secure transactions between users. Imagine when a virtual shake of hand will be enough to validate the transfer of a piece of content!

Q: How could end-users benefit from it?

We are really looking closely at what is happening right now with the use of NFTs as a vehicle for allowing creators to control and be properly rewarded for their contributions -- especially in the world of education where you will really want to own your content, use it as a portfolio and monetize it easily. 

We see NFTs as a great option for our creators to own and share their Zoe content, and there is also an amazing opportunity for us to build in integration with current and future NFT marketplaces. 


If you are interested in hearing more about how NFTs can interact with the Zoe platform. Ask us questions in the comments!


Join us in building the future of the metaverse!

Watch the webinar: "Immersive Content Creation with Zoe"

10 months ago

We're happy to share the recording of this weeks webinar "Immersive Content Creation with Zoe". We had some amazing participants and can't wait to speak to all of you soon. If you want to know the latest progress of the Zoe platform, check-it out below!


Join us in building the future of the metaverse!

Founder Q&A: Introducing The Zoe Marketplace

11 months ago


Q: What is the Zoe marketplace and how does it work?

The Zoe Marketplace is a cross-platform virtual space where anyone can collaborate, and monetize their immersive projects. Imagine your own 3D space where you can invite your colleagues for a brainstorming session, explain a system or concept to your students, create your own game or just play and learn what others have built. 

The Zoe Marketplace empowers new generations and independent creatives to upskill and gives them the possibility to make a living within the new “Creator Economy”.


Q: How many creators do you expect in the first year?

Zoe is currently in early beta. We have over 1000 Creators registered on Zoe.com and over 25k have downloaded the application on the Oculus Beta Channel. These early adopters will become our first creators on the marketplace. We expect at least 1000 creators in the first year and 15,000 learners. We plan on having 4x this amount in the second year.


Q: What is the model behind the marketplace, how will you make money?

Our model is a combination of recurring licenses and a marketplace fee. A basic version of Zoe will allow users to build for free and post their content. A paid creator license will allow users to host multiplayer live sessions and access more creator functionalities. The license is planned to cost somewhere between $16-$50 /month. 


Q: Why is it the right time to join Zoe as an individual investor?

We are already backed by a group of top-tier VCs that have vetted our company and supported our vision. As founders we have been dedicated to the underlying mission for years, have generated over $2.5M in revenue thus far, and raised over $1.5M in grants and seed funding. We have become top experts in the AR/VR space and we’ve built strong partnerships with companies like Facebook, HTC, and Unity who are the absolute leaders in this space right now.

We strive to build a platform that’s driven by a community and there is no better way to invite all of you to own a portion of the adventure. We’re early enough that it makes sense for us to use equity crowdfunding to grow some more before we move towards an official Series A sometime next year and hopefully IPO down the line. 


Join us in building the future of the metaverse!

Industry News: Facebook Invests Billions into the Future of the Metaverse

11 months ago

Today, Facebook not only announced its company name change to Meta; Marc Zuckerberg also unveiled the platform's vision for the future of the internet or as we call it now: the Metaverse.

The company announced  new hardware and over $200M dedicated to funding education & research with a focus on enabling creative applications like Zoe! 

We were the first developer to get access to Oculus headsets back in 2012 and received non-dilutive funding from the company after it was bought by Facebook in 2017. Now we are excited to have “Meta” as a strategic partner to bring Zoe into the Metaverse!



Invest in Zoe Immersive today and help us build the future of the Metaverse!

Join the Zoe founders for a live demo and Q&A

11 months ago

A quick reminder that you are all invited to register for our Webinar on November 17th, 2021 at 9:30 am PT. Hosted by our CEO Emilie Joly and Head of Product Development Maria Beltran.

We will share demos of Zoe including the latest mobile version, talk about best practices and use-cases, our plans for the Zoe platform including our StartEngine raise, and answer questions from our amazing audience!

We can't wait to share our progress with all of you and discuss how we can empower new generations to create and share groundbreaking immersive experiences! 


REGISTER HERE!

Introducing Zoe Global Challenges

11 months ago

Zoe Global Challenges allow institutions, businesses, and NGOs from across the globe to empower new generations to build unique and amazing interactive experiences. 

Help us incentivize young creators to build games, simulations and training programs solving real-life problems. From healthcare to science or social impact, you can support creators from all over the world!

You choose the topic, the rules, and the amount of the prize.

The Sponsor Tier is available for investments of 25k+. Each investment will be used to publish a creator challenge on the Zoe Marketplace!

Bayha Group is changing the way we learn with Zoe!

11 months ago

This week we are highlighting the amazing work of the Bayha Group. Based in San Diego, they help public schools secure millions of dollars in state grants to implement programs that empower youth to connect to their life’s purpose.

For the second summer, Bayha Group has offered Zoe programs to students of the Downey Unified School District. Students had two weeks to create immersive experiences shedding a light on how we can take real climate actions!



Check out our Sponsor Tier to support young creators!

14 Female founders to watch out for in European EdTech!

11 months ago

Our CEO was selected among the top 14 female European founders in EdTech by Svenia Busson; global Learning innovator and author of ‘Exploring the Future of Education. Click on the image below to access the medium article:


Become a Zoe Investor today!  

Don’t forget:  

  • Join the Zoe founders on November 17th at 1PM PT (4AM ET) for a demo and Q&A. Reserve your spot now by signing up with this link.


World Premiere at the Geneva International Film Festival

11 months ago

It’s official: the first multiplayer adventure built with Zoe has been selected to premiere at the Geneva International Film Festival (GIFF). “The Legend of Kami” will be available from November 5th to 18th in the Virtual Territories section of the festival in Plainpalais, Geneva. 

True to the Festival’s DNA, the selection of more than 150 works showcases the diversity of formats and the multidisciplinarity of the audiovisual industry. The three main competitions will celebrate narrative innovation, formal courage and radicalism in a program never before seen in Switzerland. 




Be the first to access our multiplayer version of Zoe by investing today!

Zoe Mobile Available for Early Access!

12 months ago

Great news: the first beta version of Zoe Mobile is now available for Early Access. StartEngine investors in the Early Access tier will receive an email to download the app shortly. In addition, we have limited spots available to our existing Zoe creators.

Through this Early Access program, you’ll be invited to give us feedback and have conversations about what you want to see next. We can’t wait to hear what you think.

Have fun testing!


Our Early Access Program is available to all investments of $500+

Don’t forget:  

  • Join the Zoe team on November 17th at 1PM PT (4AM ET) for a demo and Q&A. Reserve your spot now by signing up with this link.
  • Get early access to the first multiplayer game made with Zoe through this link.


Updates on Zoe Perks distribution.

about 1 year ago

Here is a quick update about the perks distribution process! We will be starting with your Zoe Pro licenses, early access to Zoe Mobile and VR headset shipments for the 10k+ tier as soon as the first disbursement is recieved. 


You will receive a stockholder certificate from Startengine and we will get access to your contact information. As soon as we have those we will start sending over perks, so watch your email for details!



Don’t forget:  

  • Join the investor team early before the campaign is over !
  • Join the Zoe team on November 17th at 1PM PT (4AM ET) for a demo and Q&A. Reserve your spot now by signing up with this link.
  • Get early access to the first multiplayer game made with Zoe through this link.




Meet Sylvain Joly, Head of Design & Co-founder.

about 1 year ago


Sylvain is our co-founder and Head of Design. He created the first 360 interactive story when he was only a student and went on to supervise all aspects of design for immersive projects involving Fortune 500 companies. He makes sure the Zoe platform can be used by anyone!

Q: Can you tell us a bit about your background? 

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been passionate about visual and interactive media. I studied and practiced in various fields: illustration, graphic design, motion graphics, visual effects, web design. I’ve also always strived to innovate. In 2012, I created the first interactive story on 360° that made use of the gyroscope in iPhones and iPads. It went viral overnight and got us our first WIRED magasine interview. Shortly after, I joined Emilie and Maria to continue working on similar innovations.

We worked on high-end projects for Google, Samsung and Oculus with hardware that wasn’t accessible to the public yet. I always have a blast figuring out how to design content for those platforms. The tools we created were initially made to help speed up my design process; then those expanded to our whole team and now everyone gets to learn and use it to build their own content.

Q: What is your role within the team?

Ergonomics, usability, feedback,... At the end of the day, our software needs to be as simple to use as possible, by as many people as possible. As Head of Design, this is my primary goal, and I make sure that philosophy stays true amongst my team. I also keep a close eye on the feedback from members of our community, since they are the ones who ultimately use our platform.

Q: How do you see the future of the company?

Zoe has a great potential as an immersive platform for collaboration, sharing, teaching, co-creation. A platform like Zoe is essential – now more than ever – for its ability to inspire and bring people together.


Become part of the Zoe dream team today by investing early! 


Don’t forget:  

  • Join the Zoe team on November 17th at 1PM PT (4AM ET) for a demo and Q&A. Reserve your spot now by signing up with this link!
  • Get early access to the first multiplayer game made with Zoe through this link!


Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 1 year ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Zoe Immersive, Inc. has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Zoe Immersive, Inc. be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Meet Maria Beltran, Co-Founder and Head of Product Development.

about 1 year ago


Maria is our co-founder and Head of Product Development. Originally from Bogota she is based in Switzerland and heads the development of the Zoe platform. Maria is a true innovator, an award-winning product designer and has worked on numerous products at the intersection of new technologies and design. 

Q: Can you tell us a bit about your background? 

After obtaining my Bachelor in Industrial Design at the prestigious ECAL in Lausanne, Switzerland, I turned myself towards programming and new technologies. I followed the Interaction Design Master degree at the HEAD where I met co-founders Emilie and Sylvain. In 2014, we decided to found our own studio focused on creating unique user experiences with emerging technologies – from cutting edge augmented reality installations, to immersive theater and virtual reality experiences that won multiple awards around the world. At the same time I started working at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology on educational robotics. I gained expertise in both user centered digital products and educational tools for what has now become Zoe Immersive.

Q: What is your role within the team?

Though I am not a programmer, I’ve always been interested in coding and I am familiar with computational thinking. Understanding the basics of abstraction I can easily communicate with developers and engineers. Zoe is a design driven product and my role is to ensure the bridge between programming and design. I lead a team of technical designers and developers, facilitating and contributing to the implementation of the software.

Q: How do you see the future of the company?

The need for a platform like Zoe is now undeniable. As early as 2017 we were already shaping a marketplace to foster 3D immersive creation. With the Creator Economy growing and remote virtual collaboration and learning becoming essential, we are bringing real value to new generations.


Become part of the Zoe dream team today by investing early! 


Don’t forget:  

  • Join the Zoe team on November 17th at 1PM PT (4AM ET) for a demo and Q&A. Reserve your spot now by signing up with this link!
  • Get early access to the first multiplayer game made with Zoe through this link!





Sneak Peek: Zoe new demo scenes!

about 1 year ago

Help the bear by cleaning up the forest ! Quick demo programmed directly in VR for our latest update. Download our beta of Zoe on Oculus Quest 2 here and learn how to build your own VR experience in 2 minutes: 




If you have immersive experiences you'd like to see, leave us a comment! Catch the next update for another demo video of Zoe.



Join the First Live Q&A and Demo Session with the Zoe Team

about 1 year ago

We’re excited to organize the first Live Q&A session with the Zoe Team. We’ll go over a live demo of Zoe and discuss our plans for the platform. We’d love to have you all join us!



Wednesday November 17th, 2021 at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET

Register Here

Get access to the first cross-platform multiplayer game made with Zoe

about 1 year ago

Last week we announced the first cross-platform multiplayer adventure built with Zoe. "The Legend of Kami" was built using the multiplayer version of Zoe for Unity and co-produced by Swiss Television. It will be available on mobile devices and Oculus Quest headsets. A great way to have some fun with friends from around the world! 


We are offering the StartEngine community early access to the experience. Register here. Invites with download links will be sent shortly!


Meet the Team: Q&A with Emilie Joly, CEO & Co-founder.

about 1 year ago

Q&A with Emilie Joly, CEO & Co-founder


Q: Can you tell us a bit about your background? 

As my fellow co-founders, I obtained a Master’s degree in Interaction Design at the Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD). Early on, I had a strong interest in adapting new technologies in compelling ways, and we quickly started working on spatial computing - first using smartphones and tablets, then diving into VR with the first Oculus development kits. We also had the chance to work with the Google team on early versions of their Tango Tablets and other amazing hardware you will never see in the market!

I was quickly placed in the role of CEO and was able to get R&D funding from companies such as Facebook and Google who were working on the first iterations of immersive hardware at the time.


Q: How did Zoe come to be?

The embryo of what later became Zoe was created in those first years: a way for our design team to work quickly and effectively amongst programmers, a workflow focusing on quick iterations and ease of use rather than technical hurdles.

Zoe itself started when we realized how our tools had an impact on new generations during our time at the HTC Vive X accelerator in San Francisco. By empowering them into creating interactive worlds of their own they became more engaged, excited and connected with their learning experience. We especially had a high impact on non-technical groups which was a great win for us. 


Q: How do you see the future of the company?

Zoe means “life”, and bringing ideas to life is exactly what our platform allows creators to do. We live in a world where collaboration, creation and communication skills are becoming mandatory. We also know that learning by doing is more efficient than consuming information and trying to memorize course material.

There are popular learning platforms that focus on video or 2D output, but 3D is what new generations are used to and will grow with. I’m 36 and I played my first 3D game back when I was 10; and when you look at video games like Roblox and Minecraft, the engagement level is really high, over 42 M daily active users! A marketplace that is making good use of 3D for learning and creating purposes doesn’t exist… yet.

Zoe embodies this vision of a future where anyone can create, share and learn in 3D, as if they were in the same physical space regardless of their geographical location. Right now these creative capabilities are still restricted to highly skilled/technical teams, but we aim at enabling everyone to create & program virtual worlds of their own and become an active participant in the next era of Spatial Computing. Some might call it a metaverse!


Connect with me on twitter here: @emilieJ0ly and add me on LinkedIn to continue the conversation!


Meet the Zoe Immersive Advisory Board!

about 1 year ago

Our vision is supported by incredible advisors and professionals of the EdTech and video games industry. Meet the advisors who believe in us, and how they are helping us shape Zoe:


Kwaku Aning: Kwaku is an educator and innovator who has been working with immersive technologies for years. He strives to foster creativity in learners and teach them new important skills. He helps the Zoe Team by bringing his expertise as an educator but also as a user of the Zoe platform!



Michael Carter: Michael is a veteran of the EdTech industry. He directed Academic computing at Stanford and oversaw educational research at Apple. As he best says in his bio, Michael helps people learn! 




Timoni West: Timoni is the Vice President of AR/VR at Unity Technologies. Her goal is to make computers better tools for a wider swath of humanity! She supports our team with genuine feedback on usability and our tech roadmap.



Leila Toplic: Leila Toplic is a global technology and social impact executive with over 20 years of experience in technology and nonprofit sectors. She sits on the board of SXSW and has worked as a director at Microsoft for 11 years. She supports the Zoe team with her expertise in Go to Market strategy!



Jessica Millstone: Jessica is not only the managing director of Copper Wire Ventures, she is also an advisor of the Zoe Team. She helps build tech-enabled products that better serve the needs of all the people who use them. As co-organizer of the nearly 9000-member NYEdTech Meetup, Jessica is an amazing community builder!




Join them by investing early in Zoe Immersive!


The Zoe Marketplace Plans to Generate $130M by 2024

about 1 year ago

Dear Investors,

Today we are sharing some insights on our growth plan for the Zoe Marketplace. Our projections are based on extensive analysis on how the EdTech market is growing and how other creative platforms in the gaming sector have seen their own success.

Zoe creators will earn on average $45.000/year by 2024 by building content and hosting virtual sessions on our marketplace.*

Making this plan a reality requires dedication and laser focus from our team; good news is, we are ready for it! We’re excited to have all of you along for the ride.

Check out this great resource from Holoniq for more information on how the EdTech market is booming: https://www.holoniq.com/edtech/10-charts-that-explain-the-global-education-technology-market/

And the following link talking about what it will take to build a metaverse and current industry players by VentureBeat: https://venturebeat.com/2021/08/22/the-metaverses-appeal-hinges-on-its-designers-and-hosts/


*Financial projections are theoretical and are meant to give a look into what the management team is planning. 

Our Collaboration with Unity Technologies - one of the World's Leading Game Engine

about 1 year ago

Unity Technologies made its name as one of the world’s leading game engine, used by studios and developers to create video games that reach 770 million users. Furthermore, Unity’s technology is at the heart of 75% of all VR and AR content. In 2020, the company raised more than $1.3 billion in IPO at a $13.6 billion valuation.

We’re proud to have collaborated with the Unity Learn team to bring the Zoe - VR for education series to their community. Check out the link here: https://learn.unity.com/course/zoe-xr-for-education

We can’t wait to continue our collaboration as we advance our roadmap!


The Zoe Team


The Legend of Kami: The first cross-platform multiplayer game made with Zoe

about 1 year ago

We are thrilled to announce the first cross-platform multiplayer game built with Zoe. Co-produced by RTS & SRG SSR and the support of Loterie Romande, Cineforom and Pro Helvetia, “The Legend of Kami” was built using Zoe’s multiplayer version of Zoe for Unity.


"The Legend of Kami" is a new kind of interactive adventure for all ages blending virtual reality (VR) and smartphones like never before, made for teams of 3 to 5 players to play in collaboration. A unique adventure for the whole family to be experienced virtually from anywhere in the world. Take your smartphone or your VR headset and save the world of Kami with your friends!

Game Trailer



‘The Legend of Kami’ will premiere during the Geneva International Film Festival from the 5th to the 14th of November, 2021. 

We are offering Zoe investors limited early access to the game. Register for access here: https://apelab396481.typeform.com/to/ZklHS075

The next steps for the Zoe platform!

about 1 year ago

We’re excited to share the next steps for the Zoe software roadmap! Today a version of Zoe is available as a Beta through www.zoe.com and we can’t wait to roll-out new features until we officially launch with our hardware partners and your support.


Here are some of the highlights of our roadmap by priorities: 


  • Rolling out to all our early-access investors & paying customers the first mobile version of Zoe. 


  • Finalizing Multi-user functionalities allowing anyone to join a session or a game from anywhere in the world. Watch out for another update to demo of our multiplayer implementation using Zoe for Unity, 


  • Enable Zoe across new platforms such as Desktop Computers and later Mixed Reality Headsets as they become mainstream. 


  • Release the first version of our marketplace where users will be able to find and share content, host sessions and where institutions and businesses can post challenges to the creator community. 



Top VCs & EdTech Angels back Zoe Immersive!

about 1 year ago

Our vision for the Future of Learning is supported by an incredible set of angel investors and venture capital firms. Meet the investors who believe in Zoe:


  • DartLabs is a fund investing in wearables, sensors, computer vision, spatial computing, and enabling tools and technologies;
  • Copper Wire Ventures is a micro-fund investing in Women Led Tech Companies;
  • HTC's $100 million global accelerator is leading investments in a growing global portfolio of innovative startups in the virtual and augmented reality space;
  • Alpana Ventures invests in deep tech solutions in Switzerland, Europe, and the US.
  • Shaun Dubash is the head of digital at Emeritus, one of the leading online learning companies who recently closed a 650M series D round at a $3.2 billion valuation.


 Invest in Zoe today and join our amazing investor community!


7 Fascinating New Startups on StartEngine Right Now!

about 1 year ago

Zoe Immersive featured as "Best new startup on StartEngine"

"[...] Startups have the potential to become future leaders in their sectors. In the list below you can find seven promising ideas for startup investing on the equity crowdfunding platform StartEngine. These seven startups are among the companies that recently launched equity crowdfunding campaigns." - Investor Place

Link to the article here



Over $100k raised! Get 10% bonus shares by joining now.

about 1 year ago

Dear Zoe Investors & Followers,

This is a friendly reminder that the ‘Early Bird’ bonus giving you access to 10% shares starts now and will be available until Sunday, August 15th at 8AM Pacific Time. The campaign just reached $100k; now’s the best time to join the investor team!


– The Zoe team

 

Zoe Immersive selected as Best Los Angeles Companies and Startup!

about 1 year ago

Zoe Immersive is selected as Top 2021 Startup in Los Angeles in both the Immersive and Education Categories!  Congrats everyone :) 


- The Zoe Team

Quick Correction

about 1 year ago


The Super Duper Early Bird perk is extended until Thursday, August 5th at 8AM PT (5PM CET). Sorry for the confusion.


 – The Zoe Team


Super Duper Early Bird Perk extended!

about 1 year ago

Dear Shareholders and community members,


Due to a technical glitch, some of you may have encountered issues while filling up the StartEngine investment form. These issues have now been resolved!

We have also extended the Super Duper Early Bird perk of 20% bonus shares until Thursday, August 3rd at 8AM PT so that everyone gets a fair chance! 🚀

Feel free to reach out to us for any questions.


 – The Zoe Team


Over $50K Raised! 🚀

about 1 year ago

Dear Shareholders and community members,

We are thrilled for the launch of our campaign on StartEngine! 


With your support, Zoe will grow into a fantastic, disrupting platform – and we’re already so grateful for the positive response: already over $50k raised in the first days from friends, family & admirers! ❤️

We’ll have great content to share with you throughout the campaign and will be working in the next weeks on sending out the first perks. 


Thank you so much for your confidence in our team. And to all of our early investors, welcome aboard!

 – The Zoe team

Notice of Material Change in Offering

about 1 year ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Zoe Immersive, Inc. offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Issuer is extending time based perks


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

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