Metaverse OG. Entrepreneur. Investor. 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 and authored several books on 3D and virtual reality programming, and has served as an executive in several technology startups and large companies.

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 an advisor to Lamina1, a new layer 1 blockchain for the Metaverse. He is also an advisor and limited partner in early stage venture firms. 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.

Tony is also a composer and musician and is working on several music projects. He recently finished the cast recording for Judgment Day, a full-length original musical, and is releasing the musical as a collection of NFTs – the first-ever musical theater on the blockchain.