The word ‘teleport’ gives rise to grand thoughts, and such are suitable for this technology which enables you to relive your most precious memories through the use of VR. Nanda Kumar, a second-time entrepreneur, founded Teleport360 in January 2017, after an ideation process that lasted five months.
Nanda says, "Capturing memories in the form of photos or videos of a wedding or birthday party has been the norm for long, with such moments in time being revisited on a TV, laptop or smartphone. I saw an opportunity in taking the preservation of personal memories to the next level."
And this became their company's motto - ‘You saw photos and videos of your parents’ wedding. Let your child experience your wedding’.
How does it actually make those special moments come alive?
Teleport360 wishes to enable the user to experience the moment, like it is all happening now, all over again.
They are using special 360 degree cameras like Kodak SP360 and GoPro Omni to record 360 degree videos. Special softwares are employed to stitch together the output from different cameras. They use two to six cameras to shoot a particular scene in 360 degree, and use software to stitch them all together.
Nanda adds, "Now, you can experience your wedding in a Virtual Reality cinematic experience."
The team behind Teleport360
G D Dharaneetharan and P Manobharathi are the other two co-founders of Teleport360.
Dharanee has worked as a Marketing Head of India for Naturals Salon. He brings his expertise in marketing to the company. In total he has 11+ years of work experience in the field of IT and marketing. He has also worked for US telecom majors including Telcordia and Verizon. He was taking care of ATL, BTL & digital marketing activities.
Mano has written two books - Ezhuthupizhai and Vikatakavi. He is releasing his third book, Kannamma, in the coming weeks. He is their creative head and takes care of everything that involves creativity.
Nanda Kumar's experience includes being a BI consultant for about two years for a UK-based firm. After that, he had worked as a senior software developer for a B2B web product and has also served as a product head for a B2B mobile app startup. He was also running a cafe shop in Bengaluru called Creamosaurus for a period of about five months.
Other than that, they have one designer, one editor, and one intern in their current team.
Story behind the name of the company
On the topic of how they came upon their venture’s name, Mano shares, "Teleport means teleporting a person from a place to another. We are here to enable people to teleport themselves to their special past, by helping them experience their life again."
They specialise in creating 360 degree videos for weddings, events, concerts, tourism and more.
Their market includes, but is not limited to, people who are getting married. They would like to implement advanced technology to help their customers preserve their memories. They are also targeting marketers who would like to introduce something different to their client base, to differentiate themselves from the market.