Alan Smithson co-invented the world’s first touchscreen DJ system called ‘Emulator’ – an award winning piece of performance kit used by some of the top DJs on the global dance music circuit. In a twist of fate, the company was taken from him the night his pitch on Dragon’s Den for it aired.
Since Emulator, Alan has built a company to make XR experiences more easily available to anyone, anywhere in the world. MetaVRse is a proprietary, code-optional web platform that makes it easy to create and share interactive 3D experiences instantly.
In this episode of the StartWell Podcast, you’ll hear from Alan’s career history and get a sneak peak into the world’s largest virtual shopping mall which his company built using their web platform that already has some interesting tenants like Starburst’s Juicyverse space.