We’re delighted to announce that we’re growing our Advisory Board with another brilliant and well-experienced individual. Clark Parsons is the newest addition to our stellar group of advisors and will be complementing the in-depth knowledge of our advisory board. Clark will advise holoride on investment and regulatory topics.
says Nils Wollny, CEO & co-founder of holoride. “Clark has vast experience in the internet economy business while understanding the pitfalls, complexity, and importance of policies and regulatory topics as the premise for a young startup’s success. We’re confident he’ll add valuable know-how and are happy to have him join us on our journey.”
A native of Alabama in the USA, Clark Parsons is the Managing Director of the Internet Economy Foundation (IE.F) in Berlin and partner at iconomy. He began his career as a journalist and was a consultant for internet companies like CitySearch. In 2005, Clark and a co-founder launched Vortel GmbH, a Voice-over-IP telephone company that was sold in 2008. After leading the Berlin School of Creative Leadership, Clark then joined the Internet Economy Foundation at its start in January 2016.
The IE.F is an independent think-tank working for the development of a competitive Internet economy in Germany and Europe. As partner at iconomy, Clark advises a wide range of digital companies on strategy, financing, business development, policy, and communications.
He is a frequent speaker and moderator at global events such as DLD, Munich Security Conference, and NOAH. He lives in Berlin with his wife and two young digital natives.
holoride’s initial eight members of the Advisory Board include:
Todd Makurath, Founder & Chairman, Superconductor
Dirk Ahlborn, Founder & Chairman, HyperloopTT
Palmer Luckey, Founder, Oculus VR (Facebook)
Thomas Alt, Founder & CEO, Metaio AR (Apple)
Kathleen Cohen, Thought Leader & Tech Humanist, Founder, The Collaboratorium
Greg Castle, Founder, Anorak Ventures
Find more detailed information about our advisors and their roles here.
German startup holoride creates an entirely new media category for passengers by connecting Extended Reality (XR) content with data points from the vehicle in real time. These data points include physical feedback, like acceleration and steering, traffic data, as well as travel route and time. holoride technology provides a new type of immersion into any kind of VR content, creating a breathtaking, immersive experience, and significantly reducing motion sickness. The tech startup was founded at the end of 2018 in Munich, Germany by Nils Wollny, Marcus Kuehne, Daniel Profendiner, and Audi, who holds a minority stake in the startup. It was hailed “Best of CES” four times (Las Vegas, January 2019), recognized as one of the 100 Best Inventions of 2019 by TIME Magazine and is part of the global innovation platform “STARTUP AUTOBAHN powered by Plug and Play.” In 2021, holoride went on to win the prestigious SXSW Pitch and was also named Best in Show.