Our Mission

Realize the Potential of XR Storytelling

Meet Pixvana

Pixvana is a Seattle software startup building a video creation and delivery platform for the emerging mediums of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality (XR).



The work we are doing has been covered in the New York Times, Inc., GeekWire, The Seattle Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and more.

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Are you ready to shape the future and write the rules for virtual reality video? Browse our job openings and apply today.

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Forest Key

CEO / Founder

As a serial entrepreneur and v1 product leader, Forest is a dynamic thinker who achieves goals, delivers killer products, and takes teams on fantastic voyages.

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Rachel Lanham

General Manager

Rachel is an accomplished leader and brand builder with decades of experience delivering transformation and growth in both startup and Fortune 500 settings.

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Jessica Turner

Head of Engineering

Jessica wants to live in a world filled with innovative technology, productive days, and a never-ending supply of ice cream.

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Tamara Turner

Head of Marketing

Tamara overseas Pixvana’s strategic messaging, audience, and commercial activities.

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Sean Safreed

Product / Co-Founder

Sean is a computer graphics industry veteran who has worked on software packages used by hundreds of thousands of professional filmmakers and motion graphics designers.

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Beverly Vessella


As an avid outdoorswoman and wanderer to far flung corners of the world, Beverly is passionate about immersive experiences and sharing them with others.

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Aaron Rhodes

Exec Producer

Aaron is a filmmaker and visual effects artist whose nimble problem solving abilities span the creative and cognitive.

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Julia Fryett

Sales & BD

Julia is helping to drive aesthetic innovation and cultural impact with virtual, mixed, and augmented reality technologies.  

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Lisa Tripathi

Head of People

Lisa is a human resources leader who enjoys the challenge and nonstop action of working with people in order to make businesses successful.

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Linda Nguyen

Customer Success

Linda is a customer success leader who enjoys working in a fast paced startup environments and passionate about optimizing the customer experience to drive loyalty and retention.

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Bill Hensler

CTO / Co-Founder

Bill is an engineering virtuoso responsible for building core technology on audio and imaging products ubiquitous in film, video, and photography.

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Scott Squires

Creative / Co-Founder

Scott’s genius is applying creativity to technical problem-solving in the realm of visual effects, media, and software development.

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Board of Directors

Soma Somasegar

Board Chair

Soma is a former SVP of Microsoft with leadership roles in Windows, Visual Studio, and .NET.

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Tim Porter

Board Member

Tim is a Managing Director at Madrona Venture Group and is focused on investing in B2B software companies in the areas of SaaS and cloud infrastructure.

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Mike Galgon

Board Member

Mike co-founded aQuantive in 1997 and served as its Chief Strategy Officer until its sale to Microsoft in 2007

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Mika Salmi

Board Member

Mika is a serial entrepreneur and recognized innovator in the technology and media sectors.

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Stuart Nagae

Board Member

Stuart invests in disruptive early stage technology companies and manages investments in a number of portfolio companies at Vulcan Capital.

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