Alex Chuang is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of Shape Immersive, a full-service agency that helps world’s top retail and e-commerce brands use the power of 3D and Augmented Reality to sell more and provide better customer experiences online.
Prior to founding Shape Immersive, Alex was the Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer of Launch Academy, Western Canada’s leading tech incubator that helps over 3500 entrepreneurs validate their ideas, raise money and get customers.
Prior to Launch Academy, he founded a crowdfunding platform called Weeve, which was acquired in 2013. In 2015, he was recognized for Best in Social Entrepreneurship by Notable Awards and was also named Top 30 under 30 by BC Business.
Alex is also the Co-president of Vancouver VR/AR Association and chairs the advisory board at Open AR Cloud. He is also the co-organizer of AWE Nite Vancouver. Alex enjoys supporting startups. He is an advisor to Ciclano.io (streaming platform) and H+ Technology (holographic tabletop display). He has invested in Cognitive3D (VR/AR analytics), Eruga (VR training platform), Topic Play Games (VR games for education), and Pronto Rush (on-demand courier platform- exited) Alex writes on Medium and is a contributor to TechCrunch, StartupGrind, and The Startup. He is also a guest lecturer at Emily Carr University of Art + Design and Centre for Digital Media.
LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexchuang72/