About Us

Founded in 2014, Bigscreen is a California-based startup creating an immersive virtual reality telepresence platform that aims to revolutionize the way people work, play, hangout, and collaborate.

Use cases of Bigscreen include both entertainment and productivity. It's used as a virtual living room to watch movies, play videogames, browse the web, and hangout with friends. It's also used for productivity as a tool for remote teams to collaborate together in virtual offices.

Since the beta launch in March 2016, Bigscreen has become one of the most popular and highest rated VR apps on the Oculus Store and has an incredible 93% positive rating on Steam. Power users spend 20-30 hours per week in Bigscreen, making it one of the most widely used "killer apps" in the industry.

We aren’t building a content company or a gaming company. We aren’t building the “metaverse” and our goal is not to build a social network. Instead, we aim to build useful tools that enable users to use existing content, apps, and games in VR, and to socialize and hangout in a shared VR space with their friends and coworkers. Bigscreen is approaching a specific question: how will VR and AR headsets change the way we use our computers?

Founding Date

November 2014

First Beta

July 2015

Public Beta

March 2016

Location

California

Headsets

Oculus Rift, HTC Vive

App Stores

Oculus Home, Steam

Announcing $3 million in funding led by Andreessen Horowitz. Read about our mission and plan for the future in our blog post and the Wall Street Journal

Team

Darshan Shankar – Founder & CEO

Darshan is the CEO and founder of Bigscreen. He works on engineering and product, as well as day-to-day operations.

Before founding Bigscreen, he briefly studied Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at UC Berkeley before leaving to start Flotype, a developer tools startup backed by Y Combinator, Andreessen Horowitz, and Salesforce.com.

Join the team. Help us build collaborative, immersive, and social tools with VR/AR

Users Bigscreen

I love Bigscreen. I've logged 384 hours so far and use it every day.

Steam

I was not expecting this to hit me this hard. My heart is still racing

ilikadapie

Bigscreen is the most compelling VR experience I've had

Rurufu

Last night I watched a TV show in BigScreen, then was like "ok back to work" and got some done, but forgot I was in VR!

Eric Florenzano

Abrash's most desired killer app is a virtual workspace you can collaborate in. Bigscreen is doing that today.

Amitt Mahajan

Reviews

Bigscreen marks a significant shift for VR tech

UploadVR

The first steps toward what could be the technology's true killer apps

Polygon

An important step toward turning VR from a once-in-a-blue-moon experience into something you use every day

Engadget

Awards

Game of the Year 2016 – Best Productivity App

UploadVR