About

Inflight VR is a Munich based company that is creating a virtual reality ecosystem for the Inflight Entertainment Industry.

Imagine a passenger who is experiencing an optimized VR inflight entertainment and infotainment. By wearing a VR headset, this passenger could simply enjoy a blockbuster movie sitting in a close to real cinema or listen to relaxing music at a tropical beach. However, Inflight VR’s vision goes far beyond this point. Virtual reality allows us to expand the airplane cabin to a universe where everything that is imaginable can be displayed. For instance, think about creating true value add for the passengers by showing them destination related information such as an immersive trip of the highlights of the city they are flying to or deals for hotels and apartments in 3D. Further, the passenger can be exposed to products and services they like in virtual stores, all bound together with personalized travel information from door to door. All of this will be experienced in a seamless and convenient way like never before thanks to the new opportunities that virtual reality can create.

Only your imagination is the limit of what can be created and we want to create it with you.

Our Team

Nikolas Jaeger

Co-CEO

Nikolas Jaeger has been in charge of Inflight VR since its inception in October 2014. He has studied in Vienna and has vast experience in high-tech digital startups. He has worked with virtual reality for over 3 years. For Inflight VR, he oversees Marketing & Sales as well as Legal Matters.

Moritz Engler

Co-CEO

Moritz Engler is founding partner of the VR incubator QBXNet from which Inflight VR originates. He has studied in Germany, US, Switzerland, and Spain and joined Inflight VR in Summer 2015 as full-time co-CEO. Moritz is responsible for Finance, Investor Relations, and Product Development.

Raphael Baumann

Head of Business Development

Raphael Baumann combines a solid Business education at elite schools in Vienna and Barcelona with an entrepreneurial mindset. He founded his first company at the age of 24 and is always on the hunt for new opportunities. He is heading Business Development at Inflight VR and additonally oversees content sourcing.

Dr. Elena Kokkinara

CTO

Elena Kokkinara is in charge of Inflight VR's technology platform. She is a software engineer and holds a PhD in Virtual Reality. Elena is a VR enthusiast and has more than 6 years experience in working with VR. She joined Inflight VR in Summer 2016 with the vision of applying her expertise to the inflight entertainment industry.

Dr. Joan Mora Guiard

Lead Developer

Joan Mora Guiard is a senior developer responsible of the Inflight VR Manager for the integration of external applications into the Inflight VR Platform. He holds a PhD in Information and Communication Technologies and has deep experience in the design of Embodied Interactive Virtual Reality Experiences.

Fahad Khawaja

Art Director

Fahad Khawaja is leading the Art side of the development team of Inflight VR. He has studied and worked in Scotland for several years before returning to his home country Pakistan. His expertise lies in conceptualizing VR content, 3D modeling, texturing, lighting, and rendering.

Joel Lopez

Unity Developer

Joel Lopez is a young Unity developer helping with the integration of the platform in multiple devices and creating experiences for it. He has a background in Computer Science and is currently studying a Master's Degree in Game Design and Development.

Ennio Casas

Junior Unity Developer

Ennio Casas is focusing on VR content reserach for the Inflight VR platform. In addition to this, he does QA and content development. He has a background in Computer Science at URC and is currently finishing his Master in Design and Creation of Videogames at UPC.

Fahid Nasir

Server Architect

Fahid Nasir is responsible for the server architecture of Inflight VR. He is managing the server side communication and is building up the analytical engine to help Inflight VR understanding the passengers better.

Prof. R. Rodenstock

Advisory Board

Prof. Randolf Rodenstock is a seed investor of Inflight VR and serves as advisor on strategy and hardware-related issues, due to his background as former CEO of the optical lenses pioneering company Rodenstock. He brings in his experience and perspective from his various advisory board positions.

Prof. J. Ringbeck

Advisory Board

Prof. Jürgen Ringbeck is a seed investor of Inflight VR and serves as the company's advisor on strategy, airline industry related, and operational matters, due to his background as former Partner of McKinsey & Company and former Partner and Global Leader Travel & Logistics Practice of Booz & Company.

Carles Florensa Torné

Advisory Board

Carles Florensa Torné is one of the most successful and famous Business Angels in Spain. He launched several new companies in different industries and he has been recently nominated by the European Investment Fund as a partner for the European Angel Fund program. He advises Inflight VR on marketing related issues.

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