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Maureen Fan – Co-Founder of Baobab Studios
By: Entrepreneurs En Vogue Podcast, Hosted by Iman Oubou
Maureen Fan is CEO and co-founder of Baobab Studios, the leading VR animation studio. The company's interactive animated film, “Invasion!” starring Ethan Hawke, launched to substantial critical acclaim; right out of the gate, Baobab Studios garnered laurels from film festivals globally, from Tribeca Film Festival to Cannes. The film is a top ranking download on major VR players including Oculus, Samsung, Within, Hulu and others. Fan has held leadership roles in film, gaming and the consumer web.
She was most recently vice president of games at Zynga, where she oversaw three game studios, including the FarmVille sequels, which contributed to 40 percent of the company’s revenues. Previously, she worked on Pixar's “Toy Story 3” film and at eBay in product management and UI design. Her most recent collaboration, “The Dam Keeper,” directed by Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo, was nominated for the 2015 Oscar Best Animated Short.
Take a listen to find out more on:
-What was her inspiration behind her biggest career move
-Her take on virtual reality and how it will unfold in the next year
-The challenges she faced during her entrepreneurial journey and how she overcame them
-Her next plans of expansion and upcoming exciting milestones
-And of course, leaving us with some insightful advice for female entrepreneurs.