My name is Anne Ward, and I am proud to be Upload’s very first COO.
For the past ten years I’ve helped elevate and grow other people’s startups – and dreams, but elevating Upload’s growth is not new to me. Upload has been a client at my agency, CircleClick, for well over a year. Very early into our working relationship it was clear to me that there was something different and special about Upload… In collaborating so closely with them this past year, their dream became my dream, too.
I wholeheartedly support and believe in the company’s mission: to educate and accelerate the mixed reality ecosystem. Being a member of this community has been amazing, it has meant so much to me and I look forward to getting to know even more of you!
In the near term, I will be focusing on the following initiatives:
- Building out our infrastructure to support the meteoric growth of the organization
- Give back to the community who has been so good to us by performing outreach and establish a scholarship program for education
- Work together with the mixed reality community to foster stronger communication and growth of the startups that work with us
Above all else I want to make it clear that Upload is a place where everyone is welcome. Everyone. We will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, disability or sexual orientation. Now is the perfect time to come together and find a way to help each other grow the AR/VR/XR ecosystems.
I look forward to making lasting progress for our industry, and beyond.