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Kids want to read our Animated books - augmented reality brings the illustrations in the books to life with 3D animations featuring celebrities like Mos Def

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Media and Entertainment
  • Location Oakland, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded February 2011
  • Employees 4
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website pachaspajamas.com

Company Summary

Our Mixed Reality/EdTech firm is ready to go to market with the first-of-its-kind Animated children’s book, which makes kids want to read. Hovering our augmented reality app over illustrations brings them to life with animations featuring celebrities including Mos Def and Cheech Marin. The AR market is projected to reach $117B by 2020 (75% CAGR). Down the road, we will also offer brand extensions, new brands, and an animated book platform.

Team

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    CEO

    Since receiving a B.S. and a M.S. from Stanford University, Dave has worked on the innovative edge of a number of new fields as they emerged including yield management, life cycle costing, intranet development, ecommerce software, renewable energy and kids edutainment. Dave had leadership roles in several tech startups and a non profit he co-founded. Dave’s inspiration is his daughter Melia. Dave is a Green For All fellow.

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    Animation Producer

    As a founding member of Pixar with Steve Jobs, the pioneering computer animation company, Ralph was Vice President of Feature Animation where he managed the growth and development of the studio from seven people to more than 350 employees. Among his many accomplishments, Ralph produced Toy Story for Pixar and Disney for $30 million, and which grossed over $350 million worldwide. Subsequently, Ralph was an Executive Producer at Electronic Arts.

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    Gustavo Sanabria
    Part-time CTO

    Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. SaaS. Founder and CEO at IGS Group, comprised of four AR/VR companies.

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    Allah El Henson
    Art Director

    Animator and illustrator of Pacha's Pajamas. YouTube Videos with over 600M views. Award Winner, AIGA World Studio Scholarship Program

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    Andre Jonson
    Music Supervisor

    Producer of Pacha’s Pajamas award-winning music. Mentored by David Rubinson (Herbie Hancock, Santana) and Bill Summers (Quincy Jones). Artist for Warner Brothers, a Producer for EMI, as well as lead vocalist-guitarist for Bill Summers and Summers Heat, The Freaky Executives and Native Son.

Advisors

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    Elana Yonah
    Advisor
    Unconfirmed
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    Yu-Kai Chou
    Advisor
    Unconfirmed

Previous Investors

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    John Smith
    Investor
    Unconfirmed
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    Jaime Moore
    Investor
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    Joe Muratore
    Investor
    Unconfirmed