André is the founder and CEO of LiveLike and established the company in 2015 to meet the challenge of bringing sports entertainment out of the 2D screen and into a more immersive VR world. In just under a year, LiveLike has partnered with major broadcasters like Fox Sports, Sky Sports (British Premier League games) and Sky Germany, Roland-Garros (the French Open tennis tournament), football club Manchester City and Spain’s number one football match, El Clasico, to broadcast major sporting events in VR. After graduating from the Techstars’ accelerator program, the company went on to win the 1st and Future category of TechCrunch and NFL’s startup competition.
André was an early adopter of VR. Prior to LiveLike, he worked at Innerspace VR, a VR software studio, where he collaborated with industry leaders from Samsung and Oculus to develop VR content. He helped launch Innerspace VR’s first products onto the Oculus marketplace, including The Fifth Sleep, The Cave and Playhead. He also assisted with fundraising, investor relationships, general strategy and business advising.Expert session