BSkyB Invests $350,000 In Early-Stage Immersive Video Startup Jaunt

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British Sky Broadcasting Group (called BSkyB) has made a $350,000 investment in Jaunt, an early-stage startup that captures and displays 360 degree video content. BSkyB said that the new partnership will give it « additional insight into developments within the field. »

Though Palo Alto-based Jaunt’s placeholder site currently offers no information besides « stayed tune, » the company has been building its engineering team. Its current team already has an impressive pedigree and includes CEO Jens Christensen, who also launched Ellerdale (acquired by Flipboard in 2010); CTO Arthur van Hoff, who previously held the same position at Flipboard; and VP of engineering Tom Annau, whose resume includes a stint as a senior software engineering manager at Google.

Jaunt’s LinkedIn profile says its technology « combines computational photography, statistical algorithms, massively parallel processing, cutting-edge hardware and virtual reality. »

For Sky, Jaunt fits in with a series of investments it…

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