Marco DeMiroz
Co-founder & General Partner The Venture Reality Fund

Marco DeMiroz, Co-founder and General Partner

Marco is the co-founder and general partner of The Venture Reality Fund (“VRF”), leading early-stage venture fund focusing on the Metaverse, driven by AI, Blockchain, and XR technologies across 5G networks. VRF’s debut Fund I invested in 42 companies and already produced unicorns and expects more on their way. VRF currently invests out of its Fund II.

Marco has extensive experience in executive roles with leading technology companies and in global investments. Previously he was a Managing Director with Evolution Media Capital (“Evolution”), an investment fund under TPG Capital and associated with the Creative Artists Agency (“CAA”). Marco actively advises numerous media and technology startups in AI, XR, Metaverse sectors and has been collaborating with the Women in XR (“WXR”) Fund to ensure balanced gender representation.

Prior to joining Evolution, he was president and chief executive officer of the leading mobile game studio, PlayFirst, which he sold to Glu Mobile/Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) in 2014. Marco currently serves on the Boards of the Fund’s portfolio companies Obsess, Phiar, and Virtualitics.

Marco holds a Master of Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University; a postgraduate Engineer degree in Aeronautics & Astronautics from Stanford University; a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the San Jose State University; and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Naval Postgraduate School. His postgraduate studies at Stanford and research at NASA/Ames focused on stochastic modeling and digital control of helicopters, drones, and robots.


Jun 1

02:05 PM - 03:20 PM


Start-Up Pitch Competition: Part 1

Gregory Tran | Trace 3D

Darya Sesitskaya | Shader

Mike Noonen | Swave Photonics

David Gratton | Strawberry Fields Interactive Inc.

Chris Rojas | Shader

Ohto Pentikäinen | Doublepoint

Gregory Castle | Anorak Ventures

Cory Heizenrader | EducationXR

Marco DeMiroz | The Venture Reality Fund

Maddie Callander | BoostVC

Alex Azzi | XR Workout

April Swando Hu | VRWorkout

Jun 1

03:50 PM - 05:00 PM


Start-Up Pitch Competition: Part 2

Jacob Segil | Afference

Anzen Kennedy | Augmented Fantasy

Annabell Vacano | Atopia

Gregory Castle | Anorak Ventures

Patrick Kennedy | Augmented Fantasy

Paul Miller |

Patrick Burton | Benvision

Dan Lowenthal | SparX

Maddie Callander | BoostVC

Amir Baradaran | ABXR Studio

Soobin Ha | Velan Studios

Marco DeMiroz | The Venture Reality Fund