OTHERWORLD is the UK's most popular VR experience. Over 80,000 people have experienced their innovative, multi-sensory technology and travelled into the future of arts, wellbeing and gaming. After success in London, the national takeover has begun.* Site revenue of £213k Oct '21 (Site EBITDA £68k, Group Rev £230k, EBITDA -£64k)* Raised £3.7M to date from leading investors Edge and Imbiba* Featured by BBC News, The Times, Vogue, Evening Standard* Average 80% occupancy, open everyday, 9+ hours a day and 80 NPS since June==Idea==
Step into your 4D-enabled Immersion Pod and blast off to a jaw-dropping island metaverse to explore with friends and family. As the sun warms your face, the wind blows your hair and the ground quakes beneath you, discover an ever-changing range of mind-blowing VR experiences.Back in the real world, spend the DreamCoin you earned in-game on our premium bar menu, and share photos and videos of your journey with your friends.OTHERWORLD leads the UK location-based VR market, forecast to reach $10bn+ globally by 2023. Our first venue smashed expectations:* Celebrity guests including Adele, Skepta, Fnatic, Jonathan Ross, Tom Blomfield (Monzo Founder) — and Judge Rinder on a VR blind date* Thousands of 5* customer reviews* Won 'Entertainment Venue of the Year' (FRAME Awards) and nominated Finalist for 'Out-of-Home Experience of the Year' (VR Awards 2020, global)Despite the global pandemic, in 2021 we attracted top talent, over doubling our headcount to 57; we invested in new locations, nearly tripling our immersion pod footprint; and soon our first site outside London will open: OTHERWORLD Birmingham.We've built a profitable, scalable product loved by a large and diverse group of customers. Your investment will drive OTHERWORLD's pivotal next stage of growth to double our Immersion Pod base again, launch a franchise program and invest in exclusive new content and metaverse features.==Team==OTHERWORLD is a team of creatives, technologists and operators founded in 2017 by Chris Adams and Ed Wardle, named in the Evening Standard Progress 1000 list of London's most influential people in 2019.Chris Adams, CEO, is an ex-McKinsey strategy consultant, spending 8 years supporting FTSE 100 tech and leisure clients in London and Silicon Valley. He previously founded an esports infrastructure start-up and studied at Oxford University.Ed Wardle, Chief Creative Officer, leads content and creative direction. As a writer he sold 4 feature screenplays to Oscar and BAFTA-winners. He studied Film at USC in LA and German Literature at Oxford University.David Ratcliffe, Head of Finance, trained at Deloitte, leading audits of FTSE 100 clients. David is a Chartered Accountant and has first class honours from Bristol University.Ben Garrett, Head of Operations, has over 14 years’ senior operations experience earned at Black Sheep Coffee, Rank Group plc and Nando’s, where he led the Central London portfolio.Katie Moore, Head of People, was formerly People Ops Lead at Enlitic (US-based MedTech startup, raised $55M) with earlier HR roles at Sony Pictures, Lionsgate and Onica.Alex Moore, Investor & Chairman, co-founded Rosa's Thai Café, delivering strong shareholder returns by selling a majority stake in the multi-restaurant site to private equity firm TriSpan. He's also Chair of TiPJAR.