Built from a passion to cultivate human connection

where it all began

Our origin story

Immerse began in a Syrian refugee slum back in 2017.

While serving in the Middle East, Quinn Taber (Founder and CEO) became fluent in Arabic while, simultaneously, VR was on the rise. And that's when the lightbulb moment happened. 💡

Quinn identified that combining social entrepreneurship and immersive technology had the power to democratize access to high-quality education for people all across the globe. So he moved back to California, fundraised, and hired three co-founders to start Immerse.

Our vision: Cultivate human connection.

Our Mission: Pioneer immersive language learning in the Metaverse in a vibrant and welcoming community.

the team

Meet the people that bring Immerse to life everyday

Carla ConsoliniCarla Consolini

Carla Consolini

Spanish Guide

Chris GuessChris Guess

Chris Guess

Lead 3D Artist

Christian RoweChristian Rowe

Christian Rowe

Co-Founder, Chief Growth Officer

Dan LeeDan Lee

Dan Lee

Product Design Manager

Daniel DeckerDaniel Decker

Daniel Decker

Director of Brand Partnerships

Dylan SimmonsDylan Simmons

Dylan Simmons

Product Manager

Dylan WalchDylan Walch

Dylan Walch

Co-Founder, Lead VR Developer

Elton XueElton Xue

Elton Xue

Software Engineer

EstefanĂ­a (Stefy) PadillaEstefanĂ­a (Stefy) Padilla

EstefanĂ­a (Stefy) Padilla

Spanish Guide

Jacob FurnariJacob Furnari

Jacob Furnari

Co-Founder, Chief Product Officer

Jake RepkoJake Repko

Jake Repko

Sr. Content Marketer

Jose FloresJose Flores

Jose Flores

Spanish Program Manager

Jung Woo LeeJung Woo Lee

Jung Woo Lee

Lead Software Engineer

Kazunobu SawadaKazunobu Sawada

Kazunobu Sawada

Director of Growth, Japan

Long NguyenLong Nguyen

Long Nguyen

Software Engineer

Miranda NovashMiranda Novash

Miranda Novash

Immersive Learning Specialist

Misty WilsonMisty Wilson

Misty Wilson

Head of Education and Customer Support

Morgan HaysMorgan Hays

Morgan Hays

Community Manager

Nergiz KernNergiz Kern

Nergiz Kern

Immersive Learning Specialist

Nicholas ZehlNicholas Zehl

Nicholas Zehl

VR Developer

Quinn TaberQuinn Taber

Quinn Taber

Founder & CEO

Rachel BoiceRachel Boice

Rachel Boice

HR Administrator

Tricia ThrasherTricia Thrasher

Tricia Thrasher

Research & French Program Manager

Xavier ApostolXavier Apostol

Xavier Apostol

VR Developer

Carla ConsoliniCarla Consolini

Carla Consolini

Spanish Guide

Chris GuessChris Guess

Chris Guess

Lead 3D Artist

Christian RoweChristian Rowe

Christian Rowe

Co-Founder, Chief Growth Officer

Dan LeeDan Lee

Dan Lee

Product Design Manager

Our History

Founding

March 2017 – August 2019

Founding ($500k)

Quinn moved back to the USA, hired the founding team, and, together, they created the first prototype app for immersive language learning on the Oculus Go VR headset.

SeED ROUND

September 2019 – February 2022

Seed Round ($2M)

While VR adoption grew in the consumer market, Immerse helped international language schools transform their 2D curriculum into immersive 3D experiences. This B2B growth helped our team learn quickly, grow through the pandemic, and transition to a 100% remote company.

Series A

March 2022 – Current Day

Series A ($9M)

Facebook became Meta and the Metaverse grew into a mainstream conversation. Immerse capitalized on being in the right place at the right time by raising $9M from social impact investors to launch the world's first direct-to-consumer language immersion learning app in the Metaverse.

Future
Immerse | A screen shot of Avatars and their corresponding language options.

the best days are still ahead of us

The Future

We're grateful for the adventure Immerse has been so far. We've been fortunate to have won several awards, grown to thousands of weekly active Members, hired the world's best talent, and are launching new brand partners every month. We can't wait for what the future holds.

Where we work

Our Virtual World

In the Metaverse

USA Headquarters

18575 Jamboree Rd #6, Irvine, CA 92612

Tokyo Headquarters

Shinjuku Park Tower N30F, 3-7-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku,Tokyo 163-1030 Japan

Get in Touch

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