SnowX, the 3D NFT marketplace for VR headsets, exhibited at TechCrunch Disrupt 2022.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 31, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- SnowX, the 3D NFT marketplace for VR headsets, exhibited at TechCrunch Disrupt 2022, one of the world's largest tech conference, held in San Francisco from October 18 to 20.
In conjunction with its participation in TechCrunch Disrupt 2022, SnowX was selected as a recipient of the JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) "Support for Businesses Using Intellectual Property from Japan in FY2022" program, which is an overseas expansion support program for Silicon Valley. We are planning to hold the VR exhibitions at Azuki Tokyo Garden (Tokyo, Japan), NFT San Francisco (San Francisco, CA), ETH San Francisco (San Francisco, CA), Foresight Ventures Summit (Los Angeles, CA), and other venues.
Excerpt of artists participating in the SnowX exhibit
A metaverse animation artist who appears in metaverse space as a pink bear. She reconstructs the form of the animas of people and characters in the digital world.
VR artist. Dressed in pop costumes, she draws as if she were dancing. She continues her activities with powerful VR performances. Formed the world's first VR artist unit with Hana.
VR artist belonging to BAL." A more realistic, beautiful yet somehow mysterious, unrealistic world" is her concept. She has also given VR performances throughout Japan, starting with "IVS 2022 NAHA," one of the largest crypto-conferences in Japan, held in July 2022.
An artist who works in virtual reality space with emotions that are felt in nature. The nature of reality has been digitized so that you can appreciate the work anytime, anywhere. Her work is being presented to the public through online and offline exhibitions.
A SuperRare artist who explores the distortions of modern realities as we move between digital, physical and spiritual modes. Exhibited VR, AR, installation, projection, Ai and digital art in Paris, NY, Italy, Dubai, Rydia, Ghent, Brussels, Denver, Miami, Virginia.
Abstract artist inspired by mythology and video games. He is trying to blend loose sketches into developed 3D concepts in VR.
Creator of 'non-existing' art. After the introduction of VR headsets in 2016 in Europe, Rein switched from creating conventional art to creating art in virtual reality. He creates large, surreal and trippy environments and experiences, combining different techniques in his scenes like imported models, AI generated art, photo's and videos"
A prizewinning multidisciplinary visual artist and Unity developer. Her SnowX NFT collection "Rez Cogitanz" is about the philosophy of NFT art and is made in Open Brush (Tiltbrush). Her work focuses on exploring the 'nature' of the brush strokes, and creating forms and figures that reflect their 'spiritual' essence. She is artistically inspired by Sutu Eats Flies and Giant Swan.
Oil Painter, VR Artist. Expressing the undulation and energy of the atmosphere, Hanahana has created VR ART performances at CAWA TOKYO and NFFT 2022 as a unit. She has also held solo exhibitions in Tokyo.
Artist living in Miyazaki prefecture. His interest in Buddhism at an early age led him to draw pictures of Buddha, phoenixes, dragons, etc. He is actively involved in bleach art, tattoos, VR art, and collaborations with prominent rappers, as well as a 5-month exhibition in 2021. Her recent NFT free mint sold out in a few dozen seconds, and she is expanding her recognition.
Hiyoko Sisho https://twitter.com/Piyo_master
VR artist belonging to BAL Inc. Based on the concept of "robotization of all things," he has created many original robots using Tilt Brush, which have received high acclaim. He is also expanding her activities as a VR art educator.
An artist who draws many colorful and mysterious worlds under the theme of "Beyond the colorful story. She is currently exploring the form of VR art that combines storytelling and VR art, and is the organizer of Tilt CLUB, a social gathering for VR art creators. His goal is to draw while traveling. Recently, he flew to Sapporo for the VR Art Festival.
She is also a member of the board of directors of the Japan Art Association.
Overview of TechCrunch Disrupt 2022
Dates: Tuesday, October 18 - Thursday, October 20, 2022 / 9:00 - 18:00
Venue: Moscone South (San Francisco), Japan Pavilion
SnowX launched in August 2022 as an NFT marketplace for VR headsets, with over 100 pieces of 3D art on display. https://sidequestvr.com/app/10347/snowx
Past exhibits at official Ethereum hackathons ETH Amsterdam, ETH New York, ETH Mexico City, and conferences such as Infinity Ventures Summit, Crypto Art Week Asia, Crypto Art Fes.
The company was established in November 2020.
In January 2021, selected by Pioneer, an accelerator founded by Daniel Gross, former Y Combinator partner and early investor in Uber, Instacart, Coinbase, Github, SpaceX, Figma, and Notion.
Selected for a Polygon developer grant ($7.5k) in December 2021. Other grants from Wallet Connect, Lens Protocol, and others at hackathons.
The company has successfully raised $900k in funding from Skyland Ventures, East Ventures, F Ventures, Mercari co-founder Hiroshi Tomishima, Thirdverse co-founder Masaru Ohnogi, NFT collector Komorebi, Data Index CEO Yuki Sagehashi, Zypsy and others.
SnowX introductory video: https://youtu.be/FOFr8hRZV9E
Board member profile
Co-founder CEO Thomas Kobayashi
Sales Manager at Nihon M&A Center (the largest M&A advisory firm in Asia). Awarded as the best M&A advisor with the sales record of all time best in 2018.
Co-founded the largest Japanese web3 community of 8,000 members (1,000 nft minted).
Project manager at Tart, the most influential NFT production in Japan.
First ambassador of File Coin Foundation in SF.
Co-founder CTO Michitomo Nakahara
Graduated from Tokyo University of Technology with a degree in Computer Science. He joined Potlatch, Inc. in March 2021 after leaving Rakuten, where he worked for 8 years as a lead engineer in the travel business. During his previous position, he also served as a technical advisor for a startup developing a live-viewing VR app for Oculus Go.
Co-founder CEO: Thomas Kobayashi
Company establishment: November 11, 2020
Location: 1 Embarcadero Center, English Language Institute room 112, San Francisco, CA 94111
Capital: 900,000 USD (as of October 15, 2022)
Business: Development and provision of NFT marketplace for VR headsets
Thomas Kobayashi, SnowX, 1 4158155016, [email protected]