Leveraging immersive technology for good

where it all began

The Immerse Origin Story

Immerse began in a Syrian refugee slum back in 2017.

After being fully immersed in the Middle East for three years, Quinn Taber (Founder and CEO) became conversationally fluent in Arabic while working with local NGO partners.

Suddenly, VR technology was on the rise and Quinn had an epiphane:

"What if virtual reality could be used for good by democratizing immersion for serious language learners around the globe?" 

Soon after, Quinn moved backed to California, raised capital from social impact investors, and started Immerse with three co-founders fixated on a radical vision and mission: 

Vision: to cultivate global human connection.

Mission: to pioneer immersive language teaching and learning with a vibrant and welcoming virtual world community.

the team

Meet the people that bring Immerse to life everyday

Basima NaserBasima Naser

Basima Naser

English Guide

Brett RotatoriBrett Rotatori

Brett Rotatori

3D Artist

Bridgett FigueroaBridgett Figueroa

Bridgett Figueroa

Spanish Guide

Cal PowersCal Powers

Cal Powers

English Guide

Carla ConsoliniCarla Consolini

Carla Consolini

Spanish Guide

Charles MayCharles May

Charles May

VP, Product Operations

Chris GuessChris Guess

Chris Guess

Lead 3D Artist

Christian RoweChristian Rowe

Christian Rowe

Co-Founder, Chief Growth Officer

Christina CavageChristina Cavage

Christina Cavage

Curriculum and Assessment Manager

Cindy BeurtheretCindy Beurtheret

Cindy Beurtheret

French Guide

Dan LeeDan Lee

Dan Lee

Product Design Manager

Daniel DeckerDaniel Decker

Daniel Decker

Director of Member Engagement

Dirk EsterlineDirk Esterline

Dirk Esterline

Spanish Guide

Dylan SimmonsDylan Simmons

Dylan Simmons

Product Manager

Dylan WalchDylan Walch

Dylan Walch

Co-Founder, Lead VR Developer

Eduardo CarrilloEduardo Carrillo

Eduardo Carrillo

Member Engagement Specialist

Elton XueElton Xue

Elton Xue

Software Engineer

Emily SwisherEmily Swisher

Emily Swisher

French Guide

Estefanía (Stefy) PadillaEstefanía (Stefy) Padilla

Estefanía (Stefy) Padilla

Spanish Guide

Jaclyn MaraldoJaclyn Maraldo

Jaclyn Maraldo

French Guide

Jacob FurnariJacob Furnari

Jacob Furnari

Co-Founder, Chief Product Officer

Jake RepkoJake Repko

Jake Repko

Sr. Content Marketer

Josie DerryberryJosie Derryberry

Josie Derryberry

Spanish Guide

José FloresJosé Flores

José Flores

Spanish Program Manager

Jung Woo LeeJung Woo Lee

Jung Woo Lee

Lead Software Engineer

Kazunobu SawadaKazunobu Sawada

Kazunobu Sawada

Director of Growth, Japan

Lenha ThiamLenha Thiam

Lenha Thiam

Member Engagement Specialist

Long NguyenLong Nguyen

Long Nguyen

Software Engineer

Margaret ReidMargaret Reid

Margaret Reid

English Guide

Maria José Palacios FigueroaMaria José Palacios Figueroa

Maria José Palacios Figueroa

Spanish Guide

Miranda NovashMiranda Novash

Miranda Novash

Immersive Learning Specialist

Misty WilsonMisty Wilson

Misty Wilson

Head of Education and Customer Support

Morgan HaysMorgan Hays

Morgan Hays

Spanish Guide & Member Support Lead

Nergiz KernNergiz Kern

Nergiz Kern

Immersive Learning Specialist

Nicholas ZehlNicholas Zehl

Nicholas Zehl

VR Developer

Orkhan HasanliOrkhan Hasanli

Orkhan Hasanli

Software Engineer

Quinn TaberQuinn Taber

Quinn Taber

Founder & CEO

Rachel BoiceRachel Boice

Rachel Boice

HR Administrator

Reed ZirjacksReed Zirjacks

Reed Zirjacks

Senior Engineer

Ryan JoyceRyan Joyce

Ryan Joyce

French Guide

Sahla FendriSahla Fendri

Sahla Fendri

French Guide

Sarah SprombergSarah Spromberg

Sarah Spromberg

English Guide

Sophie DelsauxSophie Delsaux

Sophie Delsaux

French Program Manager

Tricia ThrasherTricia Thrasher

Tricia Thrasher

Research and English Program Manager

Walter RaglandWalter Ragland

Walter Ragland

Member Engagement Specialist - Japan

Xavier ApostolXavier Apostol

Xavier Apostol

VR Developer

Basima NaserBasima Naser

Basima Naser

English Guide

Brett RotatoriBrett Rotatori

Brett Rotatori

3D Artist

Bridgett FigueroaBridgett Figueroa

Bridgett Figueroa

Spanish Guide

Cal PowersCal Powers

Cal Powers

English Guide

Our History


March 2017 – August 2019

Angel Investment ($500k)

Quinn moved back to the USA, hired the founding team, and together they created the first prototype app for immersive language learning on the Oculus Go VR headset.


September 2019 – February 2022

Seed Round ($2M)

While VR adoption grew in the consumer market, Immerse helped international language schools transform their 2D curriculum into immersive 3D experiences. This B2B growth season helped our team build a higher quality product, expand our team, and pivot to a 100% remote culture.

Series A

March 2022 – Current Day

Series A ($9M)

Immerse capitalized on being in the right place at the right time. Right before Facebook rebranded to Meta, we raised $9M from impact investors, grew the team, and launched the world's first virtual world to help serious language learners achieve fluency.

Immerse and Meta partnership

the best days are still ahead

The Future

Immerse will soon be raising a Series B investment round to super-charge our global growth. As Meta's preferred immersive education partner, we couldn't be more excited for what the future holds.

Where we work

Our Virtual World

In the Metaverse

USA Headquarters

18575 Jamboree Rd #6, Irvine, CA 92612

Tokyo Headquarters

Shinjuku Park Tower N30F, 3-7-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku,Tokyo 163-1030 Japan

Get in Touch

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