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StoryUP XR

Data-driven virtual reality stories powered by your brain

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Other
  • Location Columbia, MO, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 2015
  • Employees 5
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website

Company Summary

StoryUP uses virtual reality, mixed reality, BCI (brain-computer interface), story, and neurofeedback to shift brain wave patterns associated with the stress response for areas of acute, situational or workplace stress. Our patent-pending methodology creates data-driven experiences powered by the user's brainwaves, heartbeat, and respiration. Our VR kits are in a paid beta to areas of workplace, situational stress, and acute stress.


  • National Edward R. Murrow, NAB Service to America and 12-time mid-America Emmy award-winning Storyteller. Sarah is the CEO & Chief Storyteller for StoryUP VR, a global immersive media company. Sarah holds a provisional patent on immersive story for VR therapy. Her VR platform is used in Veterans homes, schools & chemotherapy clinics. Sarah's immersive films about the human spirit have been featured in Cannes, Dubai, Sundance, SXSW and Germany.

  • Paula
    Director of Sales

    Paula has more than 30 years experience in sales and marketing. 4-time entrepreneur. Paula pioneered the Citizen Jane Film Festival to become one of the coolest film festivals in the world according to Movie Maker magazine. Paula leads our sales working with brands that want VR experiences. She ran her own marketing company for more than a decade.

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    Dr. Tarrant received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri in 1997. Since that time he has trained extensively in both ancient and modern healing practices. He is a board certified neurofeedback specialist. His work utilizes several forms of technology-based therapies including neurotherapy, audio visual entrainment, brain blood flow biofeedback (HEG), and Heart Rate Variability (HRV).

Previous Investors

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    Rob Hill