Leveraging immersive technology for good

where it all began

The Immerse Origin Story

Immerse began in a Syrian refugee slum back in 2017. After being fully immersed in the Middle East for three years, Quinn Taber (Founder and CEO) became conversationally fluent in Arabic while working with local NGO partners - and suddenly VR technology was on the rise. That's when the lightbulb moment happened. 💡

"What if virtual reality could be used for good to democratize language immersion for learners around the globe?" 

Soon after, Quinn moved backed to California, raised angel investment from social impact investors, and started Immerse with three co-founders fixated on a radical vision and mission: 

Vision: Cultivate human connection.

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

Brett RotatoriBrett Rotatori

Brett Rotatori

3D Artist

Bridgett FigueroaBridgett Figueroa

Bridgett Figueroa

Spanish Instructor

Carla ConsoliniCarla Consolini

Carla Consolini

Spanish Instructor

Chris GuessChris Guess

Chris Guess

Lead 3D Artist

Christian RoweChristian Rowe

Christian Rowe

Co-Founder, Chief Growth Officer

Christina CavageChristina Cavage

Christina Cavage

Curriculum and Assessment Manager

Cindy BeurtheretCindy Beurtheret

Cindy Beurtheret

French Instructor

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

Eduardo CarrilloEduardo Carrillo

Eduardo Carrillo

Member Engagement Specialist

Elton XueElton Xue

Elton Xue

Software Engineer

Emily SwisherEmily Swisher

Emily Swisher

French Instructor

Estefanía (Stefy) PadillaEstefanía (Stefy) Padilla

Estefanía (Stefy) Padilla

Spanish Instructor

Jacob FurnariJacob Furnari

Jacob Furnari

Co-Founder, Chief Product Officer

Jake RepkoJake Repko

Jake Repko

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

Maria José Palacios FigueroaMaria José Palacios Figueroa

Maria José Palacios Figueroa

Spanish Instructor

Miranda NovashMiranda Novash

Miranda Novash

Immersive Learning Specialist

Misty WilsonMisty Wilson

Misty Wilson

Head of Education and Customer Support

Morgan HaysMorgan Hays

Morgan Hays

Spanish Guide & Member Support Lead

Nergiz KernNergiz Kern

Nergiz Kern

Immersive Learning Specialist

Nicholas ZehlNicholas Zehl

Nicholas Zehl

VR Developer

Orkhan HasanliOrkhan Hasanli

Orkhan Hasanli

Software Engineer

Quinn TaberQuinn Taber

Quinn Taber

Founder & CEO

Rachel BoiceRachel Boice

Rachel Boice

HR Administrator

Sophie DelsauxSophie Delsaux

Sophie Delsaux

French Instructor

Tricia ThrasherTricia Thrasher

Tricia Thrasher

Research & French Program Manager

Xavier ApostolXavier Apostol

Xavier Apostol

VR Developer

Brett RotatoriBrett Rotatori

Brett Rotatori

3D Artist

Bridgett FigueroaBridgett Figueroa

Bridgett Figueroa

Spanish Instructor

Carla ConsoliniCarla Consolini

Carla Consolini

Spanish Instructor

Chris GuessChris Guess

Chris Guess

Lead 3D Artist

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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