M&A for Virtual and Augmented Reality Companies


About the Episode

Can you build and sell a tech company without having a tech background? What’s the difference between virtual and augmented reality? What does the future look like for immersive technology and the metaverse? Jeff Meisner talks about this and more, including his experience co-founding a tech company and being acquired by a leading immersive technology platform company. He has advice for first-time tech entrepreneurs and insights into the emerging AR/VR tech industry and the future of immersive technology.

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In this Episode

1:29 What is the difference between Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)?
5:55 What languages are AR and VR developed in?
7:52 How did you co-found a technology company without having a development background?
11:30 Scaling Sector 5 Digital up
14:06 What is the Metaverse?
15:02 How did you find the buyer for Sector 5 Digital?
16:22 Lessons learned from the successful acquisition of Sector 5 Digital
17:34 Starting a technology company vs. a more traditional company
18:12 What are B2B technology sales?
20:54 What is some advice for first-time technology entrepreneurs who lack a technology background?
24:34 Reasons for joining The Glimpse Group and how it is currently working
28:07 What is the bottleneck as the VR and AR space is growing?
34:01 How subjective is the valuation of tech companies? What’s your advice to a tech founder in terms of valuation?
36:35 Advice to somebody who owns a tech company looking to sell it to a publicly traded company. What can they do to position their company to make it as attractive as possible?
38:07 Buy vs. Build Decision
39:30 What are the biggest value drivers in a potential company that you are about to acquire?
41:36 How important is recurring revenue in the tech space?
42:56 Where do you see the future of the metaverse and immersive technology
44:18 What are the biggest challenges moving forward in the immersive technology market?
50:22 What are the main revenue generators for the industry now?

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Meet Our Guest

Jeff Meisner

Jeff Meisner

Co-Founder and General Manager of Sector 5 Digital (S5D)

Jeff Meisner is the Co-Founder and General Manager of Sector 5 Digital (S5D), an award-winning immersive technology company that creates 3D and extended reality experiences for industry-leading enterprise clients. S5D was recently acquired by The Glimpse Group, a virtual and augmented reality platform company. Jeff has joined Glimpse’s executive team as Chief Revenue Officer and has been appointed to their Board of Directors. Jeff has held various sales, marketing, and executive roles for several technology companies in Canada, California, and Texas. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a certified financial planner’s diploma.

Location Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

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