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.
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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.
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.
the best days are still ahead
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.
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