THE WXR FUND TEAM
MARTINA WELKHOFF (Seattle)
Serial entrepreneur with successful exit, current Venture Partner at Jump Canon, a San Francisco fund focused on underrepresented founders in emerging tech.
5+ years Board President of Women in Tech (Seattle), board member of Seattle Angel, and advisor to the Center for Leadership and Strategic Thinking at the University of Washington. Featured in Forbes and Time.
AMANDA ROBSON (San Francisco)
Background in business and investment banking, current venture investor at Norwest Venture Partners, a global multi-stage fund with $5B AUM (firm investments include LendingClub, FireEye, Jet.com, Rackspace, Brocade, RetailMeNot, Apigee, Adaptive Insights, BlueJeans, Modsy, Opendoor, MobileIron, Elemental, Kayak, PeopleSoft, and Spotify).
Coming from neurobiology and cancer research, Abby recently drove augmented reality enterprise adoption for 3+ years at Daqri (across sectors including aerospace, AEC, manufacturing, automotive, oil & gas, media & entertainment, etc).
Advanced adoption of new media tech across gaming and entertainment verticals for Spredfast, has lead several startups to successful capital procurement including Entrypoint, and advised Mucker Capital on VR/AR strategy.
History in business and marketing, current Partner at VRScout, one of the world’s leading immersive media companies— reaching 15M to 20M people internationally every month.
Malia is host of 2 of the top VR/AR podcasts, garnering 300K+ downloads. Named in Top 20 Most Influential People in the VR/AR industry, Top 20 Women in VR in LA, and Top 100 Digital Influencers globally. She often gets advance access to stealth products and companies, along with frequent opportunities to see deals first.
WXR FUND FELLOWS
Eva has been working in VR for 2 years as a design researcher and community builder with a focus on bringing diverse voices into the industry. She is now studying psychology and sociology in regards to XR so we can more ethically design for emerging tech. Eva is most drawn to XR because no one knows what they're doing, and that means there's a lot of room for experimentation and creativity.
Alannah is committed to fostering equal opportunities for underrepresented groups. She has dedicated much of her life to understanding the underlying workings of inequality locally as well as internationally. After working for VRScout, one of the world’s leading immersive media companies, her travels took her to places around the globe including Malawi, Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil (with 360 camera in hand!).