December 28, 2022
Expected Close Date
February 26, 2023
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You, Only Virtual (YOV) is a new AI enterprise developing posthumous communications technology. The pre-revenue company has recently introduced the beta version of its patented digital afterlife system and is actively growing a pipeline for future launch with a waitlist of over 10K potential subscribers.
Key Deal Facts
You, Only Virtual is creating what we believe to be a completely new industry category of grief coping tools using posthumous communication systems. Our patented technology is being developed into an advanced feature suite that allows users to talk, text, video chat, and connect with loved ones even after their passing.
We envision YOV’s total addressable market will eventually encompass the over 6.5B smartphone users worldwide for whom death and loss are a universal experience. Within this market, the company is initially focused on serving 298M U.S. based users – many of whom are millennials with aging parents – at an estimated market value of over $300 Billion annually.*
You, Only Virtual was founded after the company’s CEO was confronted with a near fatal motorcycle accident and his mother’s stage-4 cancer diagnosis. Seeking a way to preserve life’s most important relationships in the event of loss, he assembled a team of leading AI specialists, software engineers, and high level industry advisors to advance existing technology and develop an entirely new digital afterlife concept.
Management Team / Advisory Board Bios
Justin HarrisonCEO & FounderJustin started his career in education and psychology and obtained his Masters in Clinical Psychology in 2010. He later found success in media and marketing as a producer working with talent ranging from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to the late Robin Williams. Justin eventually moved into executive roles within entertainment–ultimately pursuing his MBA. Justin’s fascination with the intersection of entertainment and the human psyche, combined with a passion for circumventing the grief of death, led him to found YOV.
Liane AdkinsCOO/CFOLiane Adkins is a Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer with a demonstrated history of leading operations and finance. She is skilled in Leadership, Operations, Project Management, Finance, and Marketing, with a passion for helping others. She holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from Averett University Graduate & Professional Studies, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro., Craig GarciaCTOEntering the tech field at the tender age of 17, Craig has relentlessly pursued his passion for all things technology in the IT space for 24 years. This course quickly led him to his true calling in software development. Meeting like minded people at Microsoft, catapulted his ambitions for architecting interconnected solutions at scale while accounting for and eliminating risk in the unknown. During downtime, he pursues creative solutions to scaling interconnected game backend systems. After meeting Justin YOV CEO, Craig was drawn to this problem space and he knew he was the right person to take the lead and architect a solution for YOV and build a product that will positively affect millions of people world wide in a disruptive industry.
Anita LaneChief Communications Officer20 year veteran of PR, corporate communications and media relations in the tech space.
Roberta VellosoSenior Project Manager/Creative DirectorFrom Brazil, Roberta moved to the United States to study English at Columbia University. With a BFA from Academy of Arts and MFA from Griffith College Dublin, and 15 years experience in coordination and division management as the head of the costumes department in the entertainment industry, her creative background brings a fresh view to the tech industry.
Rupert StechmanSenior Data Engineer35+ year veteran engineer with vast experience developing AI software for genetic sequencing.