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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