Australian Studio Start Beyond Appoints Angus Stevens as Chief Executive Officer

Start Beyond, the leading Australian manufacturer and distributor of immersive learning solutions for VR and AR, today announces the internal promotion of Angus Stevens (pictured) to CEO.

Stevens, who joined the company as one of the founding members in 2016, is stepping down from his current position of CEO with immediate effect.

In his new role, Stevens will lead and oversee the creation of new partnerships and projects, both in the studio and platform arm of the company, while maintaining Start Beyond’s vision of generating knowledge, creating of empathy and helping people see the world differently.

One of the first projects Angus is working on as CEO is for US-based company SocialWise VR, which is designed for therapists working with young adults on the autistic spectrum. Through Virtual Reality experiences, users are faced with a range of everyday situations to learn and practice the coping mechanisms and develop their emotional intelligence without the emotional risk – the release date is slated for later in 2022.

Speaking of the appointment, Angus Stevens said: “I am delighted to announce my new role and to take this opportunity to build on the values ​​I am so proud of at Start Beyond. This move was somewhat natural and was welcomed by the board of directors and my co-founders, CTO Jaeger Battersby and former CEO Kain Tietzel.

“At Start Beyond, we see education and training as an opportunity for individual growth and societal change, so I’m honored to be in a role that reflects our desire to steer a better course for humanity, both within and beyond the world. company can continue to anchor. †

Jaeger Battersby, CTO and co-founder of Start Beyond said: “Angus taking on the role of CEO is something we are all excited about at Start Beyond. We are a close-knit team that continuously lifts and supports each other and with Angus at the helm, we are all behind. During our seven years of collaboration, we have produced more than 75 mixed reality applications and delivered more than half a million immersive learning experiences to local and international organizations.

“We are very lucky to have Angus as CEO, as is the rest of the team, he wants to make the world a better place, so we know he will steer the company towards projects that will get us all excited.”

Start Beyond’s studio and mixed reality platform empowers organizations to deliver impactful training and content marketing programs that are cost-effective, scalable and future-proof.

Start Beyond is delivered for VR, AR, mobile and desktop and offers end-to-end solutions that combine intuitive spatial design with content creation; and enable companies to integrate their pre-existing assets alongside interactive 3D AR models, 360° live action video and CGI virtual reality experiences.

This multi-faceted approach gives customers the flexibility to leverage their in-house capabilities and existing infrastructure, while leveraging the expertise of Start Beyond, to produce hybrid and remote learning solutions that reduce training time, increase knowledge, and increase productivity. to increase.

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