SVRROUND joins Rough Draft Ventures; DATA X launches new project

Two startups that formed in NYC Media Lab's 2016 Combine cohort are furthering their ventures with new projects, releases and opportunities:

SVRROUND has joined Rough Draft Ventures, a General Catalyst powered community for student founded startups. Svrround takes live 360° video streaming to the next level by enhancing standard video with features such as virtual stickers, gifs and branded social interactions. These tools, which integrate directly into existing VR platforms and apps, empower content creators to embrace these emerging mediums beyond the simple novelty of filming in 360°.  Read the update from Rough Draft Ventures here.

DATA X, now a resident startup at NEW INC, recently launched their project Data Selfie. "Created by Hang Do Thi Duc and Regina Flores Mir, second year MFA students at Parsons in the Design and Technology program, 'Data Selfie' will soon be available as both an iPhone app and a Chrome browser plug-in. The platform crawls users' Facebook activity to create a profile similar to what advertisers see, following anything the user types (even if they don't post it) as well as scrolling patterns, likes, and other interactions with the network." Read about the project on Motherboard here.