Hailed by The New Yorker as, "a mellow, collegiate blond in jeans and flip-flops," Cody Karutz has over a decade of virtual reality design experience. During his six years at Stanford University's Virtual Human Interaction Lab, he consulted with major leaders in the growing space including Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg during the Oculus acquisition. 

As an entrepreneur, Cody previously was a founding team member, Chief Technology Officer, and Head of Creative at STRIVR Labs, an immersive technology training platform that empowers people to realize their full potential.  At Stanford, he was a DFJ Entreprenurial Leader Fellow and his graduate thesis, an educational climate change VR experience called “The Crystal Reef,” World Premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.  The experience launched publicly on Time Magazine's LIFE VR platform alongside a Time for Kids special for Earth Day 2017. 

Cody currently is the Founder and Creative Director of Blue Trot, an immersive media platform that creates new interactions with the natural world.  He was named a Pacific Standard Magazine 2017 Top 30 Thinker Under 30 for his environmental media work.  When not trapped indoors, he can be found scuba diving and backcountry exploring the California coast.

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