Jaunt, the startup that specializes in cinematic virtual reality cameras and systems, said it has hired Jean-Paul Colaco as chief revenue officer.
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Colaco, who reports to Jaunt president and CEO George Kliavkoff, previously was SVP of advertising at Hulu, and was SVP of advertising and business development at Vessel, the OTT service that sold its technology and software to Verizon last fall. Colaco is also late of spent more than a decade The Walt Disney Company in roles that includes SVP of business development.
“In looking for Jaunt’s first chief revenue officer, it was clear that JP was the best person for the job,” said Kliavkoff, in a statement. “With broad experience and a proven track record for generating revenue within the digital video space, he is the perfect complement to our management team. Personally, I am excited to work with JP again and believe Jaunt’s momentum will only accelerate with his help.”
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The hiring of Colaco follows the recent appointment of Jaunt CFO Fabrice Cantou.
Jaunt’s VR app supports platforms such as iOS, Android, Samsung Gear VR, Google Daydream, PlayStation VR, the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Web browsers.
Jaunt has raised more than $100 million. Its backers include The Walt Disney Company, Evolution Media Partners, China Media Capital, Highland Capital Partners, Google Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Axel Springer, ProSiebenSat. 1 SE, The Madison Square Garden Company, Peter Gotcher, the late Blake Krikorian, and Sky.
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