Prior to launching Axon Park, Taylor served as the CEO and Co-Founder of Upload where he focused on growing and supporting the nascent XR industry. During his time there, the company built UploadVR.com, one of the XR industry’s primary news outlets reaching millions of people per month, consulted with companies like IDEO, Google, NASA, Stanford Medical, Singularity University and others on XR training, opened two coworking spaces in SF and LA housing over 150 VR, AR and AI startups, produced 500+ VR and AR focused events, and oversaw the training of nearly 1,000 professional students on XR development in Upload's SF & LA based VR labs.
As elected Vice-Chair of the IEEE VR/AR Standards Group, he works on bringing the industry closer, while focusing on empowering the major stakeholders with his expertise and global network. He co-founded VR First, a global enabling organization of innovators which has already attracted over 410 startup clusters and 850 universities from all around the world to join on its mission of the democratization of VR/AR. At various conferences, he is passionately addressing to a wide range of audience sharing his vision on the upcoming leap of immersive transformation.
OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
At Axon Park, we are committed to building a more inclusive, equal and accessible future. Virtual classrooms enable people from anywhere in the world to learn together, while the use of neutral avatars can significantly reduce student and teacher bias – equalizing access to opportunity.
To further this mission we have partnered with VR First, a global leader in XR education, to provide people from all backgrounds with access to over 850 university VR labs around the world. We work with governments, universities and businesses to launch scholarship programs to empower a diverse future workforce.