Metaverse OG. Entrepreneur. Investor. Co-Creator, VRML, X3D & glTF. Former head of XR Ads and E-Commerce at Unity Technologies. Author, musician, and composer.
Tony Parisi is a Metaverse and virtual reality pioneer, inventor, entrepreneur, investor, author and musician. He has co-created several international 3D graphics standards, including VRML, X3D, and glTF. Tony is the author of O’Reilly Media’s foundational books on 3D graphics and VR, Learning Virtual Reality (2015), Programming 3D Applications in HTML5 and WebGL (2014), and WebGL Up and Running (2012).
One of the leading spokespeople for the immersive industry, Tony has given speeches in multiple countries about industry trends and innovation in augmented reality. He was named in Next Reality’s 30 People to Watch in Augmented Reality in 2020.
Tony is currently serving as Chief Strategy Officer at Lamina1, a new layer 1 blockchain for the Metaverse. He is also an advisor and limited partner in early stage venture firms including ME Ventures, a future-focused investment fund providing opportunities for creators to grow and succeed. Previously, Tony was Head of XR Ads and E-Commerce at Unity, where he oversaw strategy and product for the company’s real-time 3D brand advertising and commerce solutions.