Varwin, one of GSD Venture Studios' portfolio companies, has been named one of 18 finalists for the 2019 Innovation Awards, presented by Greenlight Insights, in the Innovative Tool category. The winner will be announced during xRS Week 2019, October 16-18 in San Francisco, CA.
"I am so proud of Varwin for being named a finalist, but I can't say that I'm surprised," said GSD Venture Studios CEO and Co-founder Gary Fowler. "From the moment I met the Varwin team I have been impressed again and again by their work ethic, insight, and passion for the future of VR."
"This award is well-deserved," said GSD Venture Studios COO and Co-founder Derek Distenfield. "Varwin is being recognized across the VR industry for their innovative approach to solving the problems that plague the space. We are proud to work with them, and know that this is only the beginning of what they will accomplish."
"This would not have happened without the support and guidance from the GSD team," said Alex Dovzhikov, Chairman and Co-founder of Varwin. "Gary and Derek have been instrumental in helping us plug the holes in our business model and take our company to the next level. We're excited to see what we will achieve together next."
GSD Venture Studios travels the world inviting resilient teams to establish partnerships that ensure organizations grow the right way, without games or gimmicks. Unlike traditional investors, GSD executives take senior operational (often co-founder) roles in these companies, capitalizing on their trusted reputation, experiences and network to drive explosive growth.