Within (Virtual Reality)

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Industry Virtual Reality
Founded 2014
Headquarters Los Angeles, California
Key people
Chris Milk (Founder & CEO), Aaron Koblin(CTO & Founder))
Products WITHIN App
Website http://with.in/

WITHIN[1] is a virtual reality content and technology company based in Los Angeles.


WITHIN was founded[2] in 2014 by Chris Milk, and Aaron Koblin, creator of Google’s Data Arts team.

In January 2018, Colin Decker joined as Chief Operating Officer.


WITHIN’s app, available on the iOS App Store, Google Play, Steam and the Oculus Store, hosts free virtual reality content that is compatible with iOS and Android operating systems. WITHIN’s content is accessible on iPhone, Android phones, Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

WITHIN has partnered with The New York Times, NBC, VICE, United Nations, U2, Annapurna Pictures, Conservation International, TOMS, Charity: Water and Apple to produce and distribute content.


On June 16, 2016, WITHIN rebranded[3] from Vrse and raised[4] a $12.65 million series A round led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from 21st Century Fox, WME, Tribeca Enterprises,[5] Annapurna Pictures, Vice and Freelands Ventures.[5]


WITHIN was named[6] the #1 VR app for iOS by Apple Insider, featured[6] as "Best New App" on iTunes and is the most downloaded and highest rated[7] cinematic VR app for Google Cardboard.

WITHIN VR films were selected[8] for the Tribeca Film Festival and chosen[5] for the Sundance Film Festival, respectively, in both 2015 and 2016. WITHIN film, "The Displaced", won[9] the Most Next Award at the 2016 AICP Awards[10] and the 2016 Cannes Lions Grand Prix in the Entertainment category.[11] WITHIN Founder Chris Milk’s SNL40 VR special won the Best Online Film & Video Award at the 2016 Webby Awards. Milk’s "Clouds Over Sidra" won the Interactive Category at the 2015 Sheffield Doc/Fest Awards.[12]


  1. ^ Janko Roettgers (2016-06-16). "VR: Chris Milk's Within Raises $12.5M from Fox, Legendary, Liz Murdoch". Variety. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  2. ^ Franklin, Oliver (2014-11-17). "LA filmmaker mixes immersive technology with film | WIRED UK". Wired.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  3. ^ Jordan Novet (2016-06-16). "Virtual reality startup Vrse raises $12.56 million, changes name to WITHIN | VentureBeat | Deals | by Jordan Novet". VentureBeat. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  4. ^ Carolyn Giardina (2016-06-16). "Virtual Reality Startup VRse Raises $12.56 Million; Rebrands as 'WITHIN'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  5. ^ a b c "Chris Milk's Vrse the latest VR firm to raise money, this time from Fox and WME". Los Angeles Times. 2016-06-16. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  6. ^ a b Hughes, Neil (2015-08-01). "The best virtual reality apps for iPhone, compatible with Google Cardboard". Appleinsider.com. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  7. ^ "The best VR content for Google Cardboard". Gizmag.com. 2015-11-11. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  8. ^ "The Complete Lineup for Experiential Storytelling at the Tribeca 2016 Festival Hub | Tribeca". Tribecafilm.com. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  9. ^ "Year 2016 | From the Archives of the AICP Awards | AICP Awards". Aicpshow.com. 2016-05-16. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  10. ^ "Awards". AICP. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  11. ^ Nudd, Tim (2016-06-24). "The New York Times VR Film 'The Displaced' Wins the Lions Entertainment Grand Prix". Adweek. Retrieved 2016-11-19. 
  12. ^ "Sheffield Doc/Fest: Sheffield International Documentary Festival". Sheffdocfest.com. Retrieved 2016-11-19.