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Tom Emrich


VP @ 8th Wall - Augmented Reality Pioneer

San Francisco, California

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Super Ventures


San Francisco Bay Area



Toronto, Canada Area

Orange Fab


January 2018 to January 2019

San Francisco Bay Area

Tom Emrich's Education

University of Waterloo

Bachelor of Arts, English Literature

1998 to 2000

OCAD University

Continuing Studies, Introduction to Wearable Media

2014 to 2014

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Super Ventures

Tom is a mentor and advisor for Super Ventures, an early stage fund dedicated to augmented reality.

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Advisor @ Super Ventures Tom is a mentor and advisor for Super Ventures, an early stage fund dedicated to augmented reality. San Francisco Bay AreaMentor @ Techstars Tom is a Mentor for Techstars Toronto Accelerator, Techstars first Canadian accelerator program, will have a horizontal focus and will operate like our other city programs. Learn more at Toronto, Canada AreaMentor @ Orange Fab Tom was a Mentor for Orange Fab, a small, agile team of energetic people who are excited not only by possibility, but execution. We are dedicated to forwarding Bay Area innovation by making strategic connections to our corporate partners. The brainchild of Orange Silicon Valley, we are nestled in an office filled with over 40 industry experts to help us scout, evaluate, and connect the most promising startups Silicon Valley has to offer spanning a diverse range of categories. Learn more at From January 2018 to January 2019 (1 year 1 month) San Francisco Bay AreaBoard Member @ Tom is a board member of the non-profit organization behind AWE, the world's #1 spatial computing event series and (AR.ORG) advances Augmented Reality to advance Humanity. Our moonshot goal is to Inspire 1 Billion active users of augmented reality by 2020. AR.ORG unites hundreds of companies, and thousands of entrepreneurs, engineers and designers – committed to advancing Augmented Reality – an emerging technology that digitizes interaction with the physical world.Learn more at Greater New York City AreaMentor @ The WXR Fund Tom is a mentor for The WXR Fund. The WXR Fund invests in early stage companies with significant female leadership that are creating solutions for the next wave of computing. Learn more at San Francisco Bay AreaMentor @ RLab Tom is a Mentor for the RLab. A partnership between New York City and its universities, RLab is the nation’s first city-funded center for research, education and entrepreneurship in virtual and augmented reality and related technologies.The RLab supports new ventures in VR and AR and spatial computing by connecting early-stage companies and entrepreneurs to resources, funding, mentors and a community of support. Learn more at Greater New York City AreaMentor @ Chinaccelerator Tom was a Mentor for Chinaccelerator, a leading startup accelerator in Asia, is a mentorship-driven ... the world cross borders – from the world into China and from China to the world.Learn more at From September 2016 to January 2019 (2 years 5 months) Shanghai City, ChinaSenior Editor & Writer @ BetaKit Between 2013-2018 Tom was a tech journalist for a number of publications including BetaKit, MobileSyrup, Design News, TechVibes, blogTO, TVO, and the GridTO.In 2014 he was made Senior Editor for Betakit focusing on wearable technology where he published a weekly newsletter called The Wearable Weekly. Published Work:- Mobile Syrup: BetaKit: Design News: TechVibes: blogTO: The Grid TO: TVO: From January 2013 to January 2018 (5 years 1 month) Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWearable Tech Expert @ Canada AM Tom produced and hosted a bi-weekly wearable tech segment featuring the latest in consumer wearable technology on Canada AM - Canada's largest television morning show (1M+ viewers)View more video clips from my appearance on the show at From March 2015 to February 2016 (1 year) Toronto, Ontario, CanadaConsultant @ Connected Futures Inc. Tom worked as an independent management consultant providing strategic guidance, product management, product marketing, market & consumer insights, industry trends and training around emerging technologies including mobile, wearable technology, augmented reality, virtual reality and IoT.Clients: Connected Lab, Olson Canada (OLG & Nestle Canada), App Promo, Nomad Travel Magazine, Rogers, Transcontinental Media, First Media Group, Best Buy Canada From May 2011 to January 2016 (4 years 9 months) Toronto, Ontario, CanadaFounder & Producer @ WEST: Wearable Entertainment & Sports Toronto Tom founded and produced WEST: Wearable Entertainment & Sports Toronto which was North America's only one-day event dedicated to exploring how wearable tech is changing the game of sports and how we make and experience entertainment. WEST ran for two years 2014 & 2015. WEST 2015 was a sold-out event which saw over 600 people at the event with 42 speakers on stage and 31 exhibitors taking up two floors at the MaRS Discovery District Centre on November 3, 2015.Participating companies included: The VOID, adidas, The US Olympics Committee, Intel, Toronto FC, Catapult Sports, Golden State Warriors and more From May 2014 to December 2015 (1 year 8 months) Toronto, Ontario, CanadaConsultant @ App Promo App Promo is a leading app marketing firm whose goal is to increase mobile and tablet application success for start-ups, developers, publishers and Fortune 500 brands by helping them with the business of their applications. App Promo offers services in app marketing, app strategy, app monetization and app store optimization. Tom worked at App Promo as an independent consultant. During this time he was contracted to provide the following services.Corporate Responsibilities: Sales & Business Development, Branding (including major brand refresh), Business Strategy, Marketing, PR, Speaking Engagements, Account & Project Management, Corporate App Launch and Management and overall Operational SupportClient Responsibilities: Product Strategy, Monetization Strategy, Marketing Strategy, App Marketing Plans, Marketing Campaign Management, Social Media Management, App Store Optimization (ASO), PR, Media & Blogger Relations, Media Buying and Management and Client Support (AM/PM)Clients: Rogers Digital Media, Bell Media, Blue Ant Media, First Media Group, Cineflix, ChaCha, Ricoh, Brother Electronics From May 2011 to June 2013 (2 years 2 months) Toronto, Ontario, CanadaSenior Project Manager @ Rogers Communications Tom worked at Rogers Digital Media providing consulting and project management for digital initiatives on mobile and tablet platforms for media brands rooted in print, radio and television.Brands: Sportsnet, Macleans, Canadian Business News From October 2010 to May 2011 (8 months) Toronto, Ontario, CanadaProduct Manager @ TC Transcontinental Tom was brought on in a new role at TC Media back in 2009 as Product Manager - Mobile, eReader and Tablet Platforms to disrupt publishing with these new and emerging platforms. As product owner, he was responsible for setting the strategy for these platforms for senior executives, publishers, brand managers, sales teams and advertisers. Technologies included mobile messaging (SMS), mobile web, mobile, eReader and Tablet applications, QR codes, and augmented reality (AR).Brands: The Hockey News, Canadian Living, Elle Canada, Elle Quebec, Les Affaires, Investment Executive, Coup de Pouce, Weblocal, Dealstreet/Publisac, Merkado, Clip n Save From November 2009 to October 2010 (1 year) Toronto, Ontario, CanadaSenior Project Manager @ VERISIGN Tom was hired as a business analyst at m-Qube, a Toronto-based startup offering ringtones and wallpapers for feature phones. He soon was promoted to project manager/product manager responsible for Mobile Marketing and Media (WAP, Messaging, Mobile Web, Web & Smartphone Applications) platforms for North American clients including Media Companies, Content Providers and Wireless Carriers. m-Qube was acquired by Verisign in 2006. Clients: CTV; MuchMusic; MTV Canada; Telus Mobility; Bell Mobility; SaskTel; Virgin Mobile Canada; Rogers Wireless; Fido; MTS; Sprint; Sympatico/MSN From April 2005 to November 2009 (4 years 8 months) Toronto, Ontario, CanadaBusiness Analyst @ SBR International Productivity improvement and project management support in the Banking, Retail, and Utilities sectors.Clients: CIBC; TD Canadatrust; Ontario Power Generation; Sears Canada From April 2004 to April 2005 (1 year 1 month) Toronto, Ontario, CanadaExecutive Assistant @ Business Improvement Architects Provided direct assistance to the President, Director and managed the company web properties and training materialsClients: American Society for Quality; Mackenzie Financial; Scotiabank; RIM; Bata Canada From 2003 to 2004 (1 year) Toronto, Ontario, CanadaSenior Consultant @ Pan Nations Consulting Consulted high level executives and business professionals on Western Business methods including: Meetings and Negotiations; Presentations and Business Writing. Clients: Nissan; Canon; Samsung; Pioneer; Ogilvy & Mather; Dentsu From 2001 to 2002 (1 year) Tokyo, JapanContributing Writer @ ReadWrite Tom wrote the weekly ReadWrite AR+VR newsletter which covered the latest highlights, funding news and launch announcements in augmented reality and virtual reality for over 2 years.The newsletter grew to 70K+ weekly subscribers. From April 2017 to June 2019 (2 years 3 months) San Francisco Bay AreaFounder @ We Are Wearables Tom founded We Are Wearables in 2013 which grew to become the largest wearable tech community in the world with a total reach across all our channels of over 120,000 and physical chapters in Toronto, Chicago, Montreal & Ottawa. The community was made up of entrepreneurs, investors, media, product managers, marketing and advertising executives, brand managers, OEMs, UX and graphic designers and developers. In addition to hosting regular meetups in all chapter cities, We Are Wearables helped achieve its mission of adoption and growth in wearable tech in its efforts on social media, blog and storytelling alongside brands and media. Some of the partners that have worked with We Are Wearables include Intel, Best Buy, IBM, Abbott, MaRS Discovery District, CFC IDEABOOST, TechNexus, 1871, and Motorola. In 2018, We Are Wearables was acquired by, the non-profit behind AWE, the world's #1 spatial computing event series and community. Read about the next chapter for We Are Wearables here: From December 2013 to March 2018 (4 years 4 months) Toronto, Ontario, CanadaEditor @ Designers of Things Designer of Things was a UBM-owned blog dedicated to wearable technology, 3D printing and the Internet of Things. Blog posts on Designers of Things blog were syndicated on Design News and other UBM properties. During his time as editor and writer at Designers of Things, Tom grew the blog's following to over 80,000 on Tumblr.The blog was shut down in December of 2015. From November 2013 to December 2015 (2 years 2 months) Founder & Editor @ Future Tech Report Future Tech Report (originally launched as Screen Geek) was a blog founded by Tom Emrich which was dedicated to wearable tech, robotics, IoT and 3D printing. It was one of the first blogs dedicated to this subject at the time of its launch. In October of 2013, UBM acquired FTR and re-launched it as the Designers of Things blog. From March 2012 to October 2013 (1 year 8 months) Toronto, Canada AreaCo-Producer @ AWE (Augmented World Expo) Tom was co-producer at AWE for nearly 6 years producing all AWE conference and expos in the USA, Europe, China and MEA and supported and grew a network of meetups globally. With over a decade in the space, Augmented World Expo (AWE) is the leading AR/VR event series in the world. AWE hosts four annual events (Silicon Valley, Munich, Asia, Tel Aviv) and has meetup chapters all over the world. Forbes calls AWE “the most essential AR/VR conference and expo.” AWE also supports a network of independently organized meetup chapters dedicated to building a hub for augmented reality in their city called AWE Nites. There are currently 16 AWE Nite meetups around the world including Tokyo, Tel Aviv, Berlin, Chicago, LA, New York, San Francisco, Phoenix, Vancouver and Toronto.AWE is owned and operated by, a non-profit organization on a mission to advance augmented reality to advance humanity.Learn more at or on Twitter @ARealityEvent From February 2014 to June 2019 (5 years 5 months) San Francisco, CaliforniaMentor @ Launch Academy Tom is a mentor for Launch Academy: Vancouver's Leading Tech Startup Hub. Launch Academy has partnered up with the VR/AR Association Vancouver to create a local “VR/AR Hub” to support the city’s burgeoning industry. In our 12,000 sqft facility, we are offering permanent desk space*, training and education programs, VR and AR equipment rentals, workshops & events and mentorship from Silicon Valley-based investors along with local founders and experts from Microsoft, Blueprint Reality, Cognitive3D, and more. The goal is to provide everything necessary for immersive tech entrepreneurs to get their startup off the ground. From 2018 to 2020 (2 years) Vancouver, Canada AreaVP of Product @ 8th Wall Tom is leading product at 8th Wall.8th Wall is on a mission to make augmented reality for everyone by equipping developers with tools to create augmented reality for the web or what is best known as WebAR.8th Wall's AR engine powers World Tracking (SLAM), Image Target (Flat, Cylindrical and Conical) and Face Effect augmented reality experiences that require no app to download. 8th Wall's Cloud Editor + Built-in Hosting platform is a complete all-in-one solution to create, collaborate and publish WebAR and WebVR content. Our cloud-based IDE was built from the ground up to for reality content development complete with a fully featured code editor, code templates, wireless remote debugging, integrated distributed source control and one-click to publish to over 200 points of presence globally or a password-protected staging environment. Get started developing with 8th Wall with our 2-week free trial at Wall has powered AR experiences for brands across industry verticals including retail, food and beverage, travel and tourism, automotive, fashion, sports and entertainment. Customers of the platform include Nike, Sony Pictures, Burger King, General Mills, British Gas, Heineken, McDonald's, Swiss Airlines, Toyota, EVA Air, Red Bull, adidas, COACH and more.Learn more: https://www.8thwall.comJoin our team: San Francisco Bay AreaAdvisor @ eyecandylab Tom is an advisor for eyecandylab. eyecandylab's computer-vision software solution uses videos as a trigger for augmented reality content on mobile devices and AR glasses. Co-Organizer: AWE Nite SF @ AWE (Augmented World Expo) Tom is a co-organizer of AWE Nite SF, the San Francisco AWE Nite meetup chapter and the largest augmented reality meetup group in the Bay area. He works with the organizing team to plan and produce regular meetup events (both virtual and in-person) and to grow and nurture the San Francisco AR community. San Francisco Bay AreaPartner @ Super Ventures Tom was one of the founding partners of Super Ventures, the first early stage funded dedicated to augmented reality (AR). Super Ventures leverages in-depth expertise and extensive ecosystem relationships to selectively invest in promising companies that enhance perception, situational awareness, and power to act — creating computer-mediated “superpowers” through Augmented Reality, unleashing our full potential.Investments include: Gravity Sketch, (acquired by Niantic), Cognitive 3D and more. Learn more about Super Ventures and view its portfolio of startups at From January 2016 to June 2019 (3 years 6 months) San Francisco, California

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