Appointment of Director

06 July 2020

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of EU Regulation 596/2014.

VR Education (AIM: VRE; Euronext Growth: 6VR), a leading virtual reality (‘VR’) technology company focused on the education and enterprise training space, announces that, further to the announcement of 20 May 2020, Praveen Gupta has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company with immediate effect.

Praveen is currently Vice President, Corporate Investment & Development at HTC Corporation (‘HTC’), based in San Francisco, CA, in addition to positions held on the Boards of five Cloud and VR-focused companies. He brings a wealth of international experience and deep industry expertise to the Company’s Board, with particular skills in business development, strategic investment and advisory, and M&A activities.

During his career, Praveen has held positions at a range of large and high-profile technology companies across America and Asia, most recently as Vice President, Corporate Business Development at SK Telecom Americas, part of the leading mobile carrier in South Korea. Previous roles have also included Senior Manager, Corporate Business Development at Aptina Imagining (formerly division of Micron Technology Inc.) and Executive Director and Partner of CDIB Ventures, the US based Venture Capital entity of the China Development Industrial Bank, as well as a number of strategic advisory and business consultancy roles.

Praveen has also authored and contributed to a number of successful published works and academic research on venture capitalism and technology, and holds an M.B.A. from Golden Gate University, San Francisco.

Richard Cooper, Chairman of VR Education, said: “I am delighted to welcome Praveen to the Board following HTC’s investment and strategic partnership. The Board looks forward to working with him and I am confident that the Group will benefit from Praveen’s considerable experience.”

The following information is disclosed in respect of Mr. Praveen Gupta (age 61) pursuant to Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies and Chapter 5: Additional Rules for the Euronext Growth Market operated by Euronext Dublin:

Current directorships Directorships and partnerships held in the past five years
Modrokkr, Inc. None
MOR Museum, Inc.  
Steel Wool Games, Inc.  
Surgical Theater, Inc.  
VRChat, Inc.  

Mr. Praveen Gupta does not hold any ordinary shares or options over ordinary shares in the Company.

There is no further information which is required to be disclosed under Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies and Chapter 5: Additional Rules for the Euronext Growth Market operated by Euronext Dublin in respect of Mr. Praveen Gupta.


For further information, please contact:

VR Education Holdings plc

Richard Cooper, Chairman
David Whelan, CEO
Sandra Whelan, COO

Tel: +353 87 665 6708

[email protected]

Cairn Financial Advisers LLP (Nominated Adviser)

James Caithie / Liam Murray / Ludovico Lazzaretti


Tel: +44 (0) 20 7213 0880

Shard Capital Partners LLP (Joint Broker)

Damon Heath / Erik Woolgar


Tel: +44 (0) 20 7186 9952

Davy (Joint Broker & Euronext Growth Advisor)

Fergal Meegan / Ronan Veale / Barry Murphy


Tel: +353 1 679 6363

Buchanan (Financial PR)

Henry Harrison-Topham / Chris Lane / Tilly Abraham


Tel: +44 (0)20 7466 5000

[email protected]


Notes to Editors

VR Education, together with its wholly owned subsidiary, is an early stage VR software and technology group based in Waterford, Ireland, dedicated to transforming the delivery methods of education and corporate training by utilising VR technologies to deliver fully immersive virtual learning experiences. The Group's core focus is the development and commercialisation of its online virtual social learning and presentation platform called ENGAGE, which provides a platform for creating, sharing and delivering proprietary and third-party VR content for educational and corporate training purposes.

In addition to the ongoing development of the ENGAGE platform, the Group has also built two downloadable showcase VR experiences, being the award-winning Apollo 11 VR experience and the Titanic VR experience.

On 12 March 2018, VR Education listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange and on the Enterprise Securities Market, a market regulated by Euronext Dublin. For further information, please visit