Posted by: vivaty | March 31, 2008

Welcome to Vivaty.

Today is the first time we’ve shared our story publicly and it feels great. We were fortunate enough to pique the interest of Brad Stone at the New York Times and he wrote about us in today’s paper. We’re also very grateful to have investors like Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) and Mohr Davidow Ventures (MDV) who believe strongly in what we’re up to. 

So what have we been up to? 

We’ve been busy working behind the scenes building a platform that we think will change the way we all experience the web. We call it the Immersive Web, which is a new level of visual richness and emotional engagement that makes the things we do today on the web more exciting. We believe personal expression can go beyond listing some interests in a profile. Media sharing can be more than tagging and commenting. And communication can get more real-time, expressive and emotive. That is our goal.

This kind of vision takes a lot of talent and I’m very lucky to work with our whole team, who has built products that have touched 100’s of millions of people. From video games, to web portals and communities, to IM, email systems, and web services.  

We need your help! 

We just kicked off our private beta where we’ll continue fine-tuning our initial product, Vivaty Scenes. Vivaty Scenes allows people to have their own personal virtual scene to customize, share with their friends, and socialize in. We hope you will share your thoughts, so we can get your thinking into the product…

After we get some kinks worked out in private beta, we’ll open the product publicly, first on Facebook, then a bit more widely.  We’re also hard at work talking with partners who are seeking to make the immersive web a reality in their own communities, brands and media content.            

We’re thrilled to tell our story after a lot of waiting, and we truly hope you will enjoy what we have built. Thanks for being a part of the whole effort.

Stay tuned here or at our Facebook page for updates on invites and new developments. 

/keithm
Keith McCurdy
Co-Founder, President and CEO
Vivaty

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Responses

  1. I look forward to some real innovation in this field, intriguing ideas to give a concrete sense of reality and real-time interaction to web screens. Good luck!


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