Portland, Oregon, USA
Raven Zachary is a founding partner of Object Theory, a company that designs and develops mixed reality applications for Microsoft HoloLens. Object Theory was founded on the shared belief that augmented reality will have a transformative impact of the way we work, live, and play. Prior to founding Object Theory, Raven spent eight years in the mobile app industry. In 2007, he was the founder of iPhoneDevCamp (now called iOSDevCamp), the largest iOS development conference outside of Apple’s own Worldwide Developers Conference. The following year, Raven was the director of the official Obama '08 for iPhone app for the Obama Campaign, which lead to the formation of Small Society, a mobile application development company. He was responsible for launching mobile applications for Starbucks, Zipcar, Whole Foods Market, the Democratic Party, Amazon, and many other well-known brands. In 2012, he sold his company to Walmart, where he was responsible for the mobile product management team, launching a dozen mobile apps and mobile sites for the world’s largest company. In mid-2015, Raven left Walmart after three years to pursue the creation of mixed reality applications for Microsoft HoloLens.
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