We Believe In A Future Where Distance And Time Don’t Stand In The Way Of Feeling Present.

Emerge is a cross-reality presence company, building a platform that aims to enable more meaningful, engaging, and diverse interactions in XR that bring us closer to the people we care about. Emerge is creating a future where distance and time don’t stand in the way of feeling present with a first product that enables users to interact, share and physically feel XR immersive content with bare hands.

Founded in 2015 at Singularity University’s flagship program in Silicon Valley and originally sponsored by Google and NASA, Emerge is backed by M13 (Ring, Snap, Lyft), Vulcan Capital (Paul Allen’s fund, Microsoft co-founder), and other top tier investors.

We are proud of our impact focused and diverse team. We are former entrepreneurs and leaders in tech that have brought several products to market in the field of consumer electronics and XR. We have a broad network that includes the World Economic Forum, and MIT Innovator Under 35 and Forbes 30 Under 30 communities. We are also fortunate to work with an inspiring group of advisors including Anousheh Ansari (world’s first female private astronaut and CEO at XPRIZE), James Costos (former US Ambassador) and Brenda Freeman (former CMO at Magic Leap and National Geographic).

Company Info:

Year Founded:

Sly Lee, Isaac Castro, Mauricio Teran

CEO(s)/CTO(s)/Other Officers:
Sly Lee (CEO), Isaac Castro (CTO) and Mauricio Teran (CFO)

M13, Vulcan Capital

Company Size:
11 to 20

Series A