Belgian startup LucidWeb launches VR content distribution platform at 76th Venice Film Festival 2019

Belgian startup LucidWeb launches VR content distribution platform at 76th Venice Film Festival 2019

Press presentation: Venice, 30th of August 2019, 14h20 / Spazio Incontri - VR Island - Lazzareto Vecchio - Brussels XR ecosystem

  • LucidWeb Pro is a white-labelled platform to distribute and share 360°/VR content. It is designed for broadcasters, AR/VR agencies and other online publishers to, manage, publish and analyse immersive experiences easier and faster. 

  • VR experiences are stuck in VR headsets where they are mostly enjoyed by gamers and film festival attendees. LucidWeb Pro is solving the VR distribution issue by bringing top quality VR content to whatever device people have at hand.

  • Sarah Wolozin: MIT Open Documentary Lab Director joins the Advisory Board

  • LucidWeb is currently setting up strategic partnerships with established VR studios agencies and newsrooms. Furthermore, they are preparing a first seed round with investors.

LucidWeb, a leading WebVR and WebAR startup based in Brussels and part of the Start it @KBC community, expands its offering by launching its premium virtual reality distribution platform on August, 30th at the Venice Film Festival. LucidWeb Pro contributes to solving the distribution problem of 360° & VR content by making publishing and sharing easy and simple. New features will soon be added as the market evolves.

LucidWeb has worked with recognized leaders in content creation and media innovation worldwide such as Netapp (US), VRT (BE) and ARTE France as they all agree on the benefits of bringing their content to the browser. ‘We worked with LucidWeb to convert a VR experience into WebVR. This helped to lower the threshold for people to discover the story while maximising the sense of immersion across devices: mobile, desktop or VR headset’ Adrien Larouzée (Head of Web Projects & Games, ARTE France).

What is LucidWeb Pro? 

LucidWeb Pro is a browser-based white-labelled distribution platform. LucidWeb Pro has an out-of-the-box, easy-to-use and human-centric approach with a UX/UI design specifically optimised for web-based distribution. The platform stands out not only for its genuine design but for its well-defined selection of features that are key for translating any story into an immersive experience. 

Broadcasters, publishers and VR/AR agencies are now able to have any 360° / VR content accessible for streaming via the browser on desktops, mobile devices, and VR headsets in one go. There is no need for an application. Stories are immediately one click away from the audience. 

 

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About LucidWeb

LucidWeb is a fast-growing WebVR startup based in Brussels with a mission to make 360°/VR content widely available. Allowing broadcasters such as VRT, ARTE France and RTE, publishers and VR/AR agencies to distribute unique branding and storytelling experiences through the browser. LucidWeb is lead by recognized experts in WebXR. Its board members recently welcomed an accomplished figure in the field of interactive content: Sarah Wolozin, the Director of the MIT Open Documentary Lab. LucidWeb is part of the community of Start it @KBC (the largest accelerator for startups in Belgium).

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Diana del Olmo Media Strategist, LucidWeb
About Start it @KBC

Start it @KBC is Belgium's largest accelerator and supports and promotes entrepreneurs with an innovative idea and scalable business model. The international Start it @KBC community consists of a network of more than 830 startups and scale-ups that share their experiences and expertise.

Start it @KBC was founded in 2014. The accelerator is founder-centric and offers their program completely free of charge. Start it @KBC does not take shares in the startups and only imposes one condition: the joint pursuit of maximum economic and social impact, diversity and sustainability.

The Belgian hubs of Start it @KBC are located in Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Hasselt, Kortrijk and Leuven. In addition, Start it @KBC has international offices in Budapest, Gyor and Prague and pied-à-terres in New York, San Francisco and London. Since 2017, Start it @KBC is a member of the exclusive Global Accelerator Network (GAN), which offers the startups additional expansion and sales opportunities abroad, as well as a wealth of benefits from technology partners worldwide.

Start it @KBC has strategic partnerships with large companies to better support startups. Today, strategic partners of Start it @KBC are Accenture, DPG Media, KBC, and Telenet. Since 2019, Start it X also immerses intrapreneurs of corporate companies in the Start it @KBC network.  

Startups who want to participate in the one-year Start it @KBC acceleration program and wish to make free use of mentoring, network, workshops and co-working spaces, can apply throughout the year via the website: www.startit.be

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