Creating virtual worlds where everyone can belong.

Sector: Software


Angel HQ


0TO60 Nominee Ltd


Creating virtual worlds where everyone can belong.

At the cutting edge of creating virtual worlds, Beyond builds environments that encourage human connection, sociability and fun.  

Blending together technology and entertainment since establishment in 2018, co-founders Jessica and Anton created Beyond with a focus on multi-player virtual-reality (VR) gaming. This Kiwi start-up is creating welcoming and engaging virtual spaces and experiences - expanding from the traditional view of virtual reality gaming into new areas like location based games, metaverse environments and worlds where everyone can belong.

Beyond was the first studio in the world to launch an eight-player free-room game (Oddball) and was awarded the Spark 5G Starter Fund in 2020. In 2022, Beyond sold out its VR collection of Burrows in less than 30 minutes while raising over $1 million for Auckland City Mission via a collaboration auction with Kiwi technology company Non-Fungible Labs and musician/rapper/actor Snoop Dogg. 


Awards and Accolades:

  • Winners or the Spark 5G Starter Fund 2020

  • Finalists for Welly Awards

  • Finalist for Wellington of the Year ( Jessica Manins for VR therapy work)

  • First NZ company to get VR game at Two Bit Circus in LA

  • First NZ Company to build a multiplayer free roam VR game

  • Raised $1M NZD in collaboration with NFL for Auckland City Mission 

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