Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell is leaving Fb.
Fb confirmed the departure Mitchell announced via a note to Reddit:
“Hey everybody — I’ve some bittersweet information to share with this group. After 7 unimaginable years, I’ve determined to maneuver on from Oculus / Fb.”
“After we posted the Kickstarter in 2012, VR was largely the stuff of science fiction. We didn’t know if individuals would take us critically. We weren’t even positive we’d hit our unique $250ok goal. However this group from world wide got here collectively and helped make VR a actuality. Quick ahead just some years later, and VR is altering individuals’s lives daily. That is due to you.”
“Digital actuality continues to be on the bleeding fringe of expertise, and this group continues to pioneer the way in which ahead. What’s forward is all the time unknown, and that’s what makes it thrilling. Keep daring and hold chasing the longer term.”
“What’s subsequent for me: I’m taking time to journey, be with household, and recharge. In fact, I’ll nonetheless be a part of this group, however I’ll have a a lot smaller function to play.”
“I anticipate the unimaginable group at Fb to proceed to shock and delight us on this mission to construct the following computing platform. I can’t wait to see what comes subsequent.”
“To everybody right here: Thanks to your ardour and creativity. Thanks for believing within the unattainable. Thanks for uplifting us on a regular basis.”
“Thanks for 7 wonderful years.”
Mitchell was the final remaining Oculus co-founder working at Fb. Led by Mark Zuckerberg, Fb purchased the VR startup Oculus in 2014 for more than $2 billion.