They don't just give you $25 million for no reason.

Anthony Batt has been working in digital media for a long time. As founder and CEO of Buzznet- now SpinMedia– Batt built a portfolio of media companies, and prior to that, Batt co-founded the firm that is now the big data enterprise services company Pivotal Labs. More recently he worked with Ashton Kutcher- yes, that Ashton Kutcher- at digital media studio Katalyst Media and YouTube media venture Thrash Lab, where he created digital content programming for brands including GE and Intel.

Now, Batt is on the cutting edge of virtual reality. His company Wevr, works with artists and musicians like hip hop duo Run the Jewels and this April, Batt will be speaking at TechfestNW about the opportunities and challenges of story telling using VR. He'll also be talking about his new project, Transport, a VR platform described by Fortune Magazine as "the YouTube of virtual reality." In February, Batt raised $25 million for Transport which will allow content creators to build, publish, share and store their VR work.

Join Batt and our other speakers at TechFestNW 2016: April 25-26 at The Armory in Portland, Oregon's Pearl District. For more information or tickets to TFNW, visit