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StoryUP VR

Virtual Reality startup compounding media to reduce baseline symptoms of anxiety.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Other
  • Location Columbia, MO, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 2015
  • Employees 3
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website

Company Summary

StoryUP uses a patent-pending methodology to shift brain wave patterns into quieter states using VR story + EEG. We create and tailor immersive media to output specific brainwave patterns to reduce anxiety. In three pilot studies, our stories produced quieter brains. We're building a platform of story-driven experiences designed for acute stress situations. Practitioners can try our immersive experiences via a VR app that's in public beta.


  • 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