Sandira Calviac is a frontier technology entrepreneur, advisor and investor with experience in: AR/VR/MR, 3D, 3D printing, entertainment/storytelling platforms, marketplaces, social algorithms, artificial intelligence, clean & civic technology, mobile/wireless, wearable, HCI, mesh networking and IoT.
Prior to scouting early-stage investments as as EIR at TAF, Sandira served as CEO of Voxiebox, a company she co-founded that built the world's first glasses-free 3D color holographic computing platform. Editor's and Audience's choice at TechCrunch Disrupt 2015, Voxiebox' unique volumetric display technology enables multiple users to view and interact in real time with true 3D content from any angle and without the need for eyewear, thus increasing face-to-face interactions.
Having started her career in her teens as a coder, winning accounts such as Forensic Science Service (Scotland Yard’s CSI), she subsequently moved to Paris for iBazar (now eBay France) where she built and marketed a consumer site then acquired by LibertySurf (now part of Telecom Italia). Recruited to handle partnerships and special projects at 01net (Vivendi Universal), she produced and launched its successful chat service, which is still in use today.
Prior to her leadership role at Voxiebox, Sandira served as VP, Strategic Alliances at Open Garden—peer-to-peer mesh networking platform behind off-the-grid messaging app FireChat, used to communicate during the Hong Kong protests or festivals such as Burning Man—while successfully closing a $10+M Series A round from top tier institutional investors. Overall, Sandira's efforts have contributed to the growth and successful exit of 5 entities.
A trained mediator, Sandira also enjoys mentoring entrepreneurs, speaking at conferences, the company of her friends, photography and exploring. Having lived in Europe, India, New York, Seattle and San Francisco, she can often be found connecting like-minded people.