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Varjo makes the world’s most advanced VR and XR products, revolutionizing reality with hardware and software that lets you seamlessly merge virtual, mixed and traditional reality – all with the clarity of the human eye. The business is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland with North American operations out of Washington D.C. They are backed by leading Venture Capital funds such as Atomico, Lifeline Ventures and EQT Ventures and have raised in excess of $100m to date.

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Varjo was looking to add an independent board member to balance the current board set-up as well as add specific knowledge, experience and network to help the business create a strategy to capture future specific opportunities as VR/XR is adopted at higher pace.


The candidate needed to have a deep technical and commercial understanding of space that Varjo operates in, in combination with deep cloud experience. The person needed to have a real passion for the VR and XR space and a vision of the future potential of it.


Lincoln Wallen is an experience Chief Technology Officer and Chief Executive Officer with comprehensive experience driving disruption within Digital Media and Gaming. He is currently CTO of Improbable and before that held roles as CTO of DreamWorks Animation and Electronics Arts.

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The experience of working with Jonas and Erevena has been very positive. They are very responsive, fast, and built a process and experience suitable to our needs and situation. Most importantly they have managed to find us truly fantastic world class talent with great cultural fit.

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