We let people capture the world as they see it

Everyone should be able to capture, share and re-live moments using virtual reality.
Over the last few years, viewing VR images and 360° videos became increasingly popular. However, creating your own VR content is not easy, and requires special hardware. This is what we set out to change with Optonaut. The next time you go on vacation or visit a special place, you can not only show your loved ones a picture of it, but let them experience exactly what you did.

Who we are

Our journey began in 2014, when the concept of Optonaut won the biggest Hackathon in Europe. All of the positive feedback inspired us to take Optonaut to the next level. Since then, it’s been an incredible ride, and we are working hard every day to make our vision a virtual reality.

Johannes Schickling, Co-founder
Johannes built his first startup at the age of 17, where he learned all what it takes to turn an idea into a business. Having a degree in computer science and a background in design combined with his obsession for virtual reality, Optonaut was the next logical step.
Emanuel Jöbstl, Co-founder
After finishing his thesis in computer science at CMU, Emanuel was working at several startups. His deep understanding of computer vision combined with his experience as a professional photographer makes him the perfect fit to develop the core technology of Optonaut.