TB Members Calling #36 | Cai Felip: “Mixed reality will shape the future”
Cai Felip (Barcelona, 1986)
Cai Felip is the CEO and founder of Linking Realities, Barcelona-based startup dedicated to creating full-body personal avatars – or Union Avatars – for the metaverse. The project raised €1.2 million to integrate the avatars into Web3 through “secure digital identifications”.
“I started studying computer science, but I soon ended up creating my own event management company. Without leaving technology aside, in 2017 I founded my first startup, WalkABit, still active under different management. And in 2020 we decided to embark on the Union Avatars project.”
TB: What is the purpose of your project?
CF: To offer tools for managing identity in digital worlds.
TB: A good idea you have had.
CF: To automate my entire house or a federated identification and authentication system.
TB: A bad professional experience.
CF: Working in companies where everything was too well defined and there was nothing to discover.
TB: The best advice you’ve ever been given.
CF: Team work makes dream work.
TB: An inspiration.
CF: Tim Sweeney, US developer and founder of Epic Games, for his approach to the open metaverse.
TB: A technology that will shape the future.
CF: Mixed reality, a single space in which both real and virtual objects and people coexist.
TB: A startup.
TB: A book to recommend.
CF: I love to read. For essays I would say “The StartUp Owner’s Manual” by Steve Blank and Bob Dorf. And in novels, anything by Francisco Casavella or Ursula K. Le Guin.
TB: A series or film or song that defines your moment in life.
CF: “Una Mattina” by Ludovico Einaudi.
TB: A city, a journey.
CF: Kingston, Jamaica. Or a trip to the Philippines.
TB: Where would you invest 100k?
CF: In Mojo Lens, the first augmented reality smart contact lenses.
TB: And a million euros?
CF: In renewable energies.
TB: If you were not an entrepreneur…
CF: I would be an entrepreneur, I don’t see any other way of living.
TB: What is Tech Barcelona for you?
CF: A leading networking platform in the country.
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