Oculus Founder Nate Mitchell Departs Facebook

Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell is leaving Fb.

Fb confirmed the departure Mitchell introduced through a observe 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.”

“Once we posted the Kickstarter in 2012, VR was principally the stuff of science fiction. We didn’t know if folks would take us severely. We weren’t even certain we’d hit our unique $250okay goal. However this group from around the globe got here collectively and helped make VR a actuality. Quick ahead only a few years later, and VR is altering folks’s lives day-after-day. That is due to you.”

“Digital actuality continues to be on the bleeding fringe of know-how, and this group continues to pioneer the best way ahead. What’s forward is all the time unknown, and that’s what makes it thrilling. Keep daring and maintain chasing the long run.”

“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 position to play.”

“I count on the unimaginable workforce 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 inconceivable. Thanks for uplifting us on a regular basis.”

“Thanks for 7 superb years.”

Mitchell’s departure from Fb was preceded by Oculus co-founders Palmer Luckey in 2017, former CEO Brendan Iribe in 2018 and Michael Antonov earlier this yr.

Mitchell was the final remaining Oculus co-founder working at Fb. Led by Mark Zuckerberg, Fb purchased the VR startup Oculus in 2014 for greater than $2 billion.