Hello, I'm Peter Kao

I'm an entrepreneur in the VR/AR industry based in Vancouver, Canada


I like creating things. It drives you to learn more about the world, and be an active member of it. Some of my projects remain as hobbies, and others turn into businesses.

Here's an outdated list of some projects / companies I've started in the past,

A virtual reality studio based in Vancouver (Canada).


A fun and experiential music sequencer for virtual reality.


Art prints for book lovers made entirely out of text.


A digital media streaming service for shows, movies and documentaries.


An advergaming studio, allowing brands to connect with consumers by offering fun, interactive entertainment.


Homemade pipe carved from a single block of wood.

(hobby project)


  • Current

    CEO & Creative Director of Metanaut

    An award-winning VR/AR studio based in Vancouver, Canada. Founded in 2015. View website

  • 2019

    Best Teacher Award

    VR/AR Instructor at Vancouver Film School

  • 2016

    1st Place Winner of VanVR's VR Experience Contest

    The largest VR community in Vancouver.

  • 2016

    1st Place Winner of Leap Motion's 3D Jam 2.0 VR Competition

    The world’s largest VR competition at the time.

  • 2015

    1st Place Winner of the Community Award & Finalist in the Business Pitch Competition

    For Istuary Group (venture capitalist) in Vancouver, Canada. Idea pitched was Lyra. See projects.

  • 2011

    Digital Nomad

    Traveled the world for 3 years while running Postertext.

  • 2010

    Founder of Postertext

    Art prints for book lovers.

  • 2009

    Worked at Microsoft

    Marketing Assistant for Office products.

  • 2008

    Founder of Influenza Media

    Interactive advertising for brands.

  • 2008

    Assistant Director of Marketing

    Joined IMPACT, Canada's largest non-profit, student-run organization fostering entrepreneurship amongst youth.

  • 2008

    Won Best Business Award

    Lead a team of developers at VELOCITY to win the award.

  • 2008

    Founder of Sparknav

    Indoor navigation app for Android.

  • 2008

    Joined VELOCITY

    Joined as first cohort of Canada's first university-run tech incubator at the University of Waterloo.

  • 2007

    Founder of wikiMote

    Movie & TV streaming service before Netflix streaming.

  • 2006

    Worked at Ontario Power Generation (Nuclear Facility)

    IT Project Manager Assistant.

Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is the next big medium. Some even say it's the final medium. Whatever it is, VR will change the world.

I want to be part of that.

Having traveled the world, I've seen extraodinary beauty, felt empowering freedom, and experienced daring adventures. These are unique things I want to bring to virtual reality, and I think they're important; The first virtual worlds will be inspired from our current reality with improvements. I can spring those virtual worlds alive by drawing from my traveling experiences. And I can materialize those ideas with my background in engineering, design, and entrepreneurship.

To achieve this, I'm looking to find the most talented and passionate VR developers and designers in Vancouver.

I have nearly a decade of experience in starting and running businesses, having worked in all facets of business from negotiating licensing terms to marketing to programming. So, I can speak your language without getting in the way. I'm also experienced in Unity and can script in C# to design intuitive and purpose-driven user experiences in VR.

Contact me if you want to build a metaverse together.

About Me


When I was young, I remember sitting in a brightly-lit room attending art class. Beside me, there was a large canvas hanging on the wall that laid out a Fulfillment Wheel. It depicted a circle partitioned into seven parts—each part representing seven key areas of personal fulfillment: intellectual, career, social, physical, family, financial, and spiritual.

I didn't pay too much attention to it then, only gazing at it when my mind wandered off in class. My only thought was that it would be great to have all parts in equal proportions. This seemingly tacky wheel has continued to make an impact on me to this very day.

It has lead me to value balance and diversity.

It made me want to become a polymath.

"Show, don't tell."

You are probably reading this because you don't know me well. I'm sorry to say I'm not good at describing myself so you will only get so much out of reading this.

I like to do things. So instead of telling you who I am, I hope my projects and companies will express me better than me writing about myself.

Not wanting to hang you out to dry, here are some snippets about me:

  • I enjoy the beauty and oddity in life.
  • Growing up, I spent half of my time playing outdoors and half of my time reading at the library.
  • I traveled around the world for 3 years while running my business in my early to mid 20's.
  • Marathoned in North Korea.
  • I started my first business when I was 20 and it failed spectacularly.
  • I play tennis, badminton, golf, and I'm a certified rescue scuba diver.
  • Utilitarian with an interest in art.


I'm always looking for talented people to work with!

I don't use social media often, but I do like to meet new people. The best way to reach me is through email or Skype.

Let's chat online or meet up in person ☺