Palmer Luckey is an American inventor, innovator, and entrepreneur. He is the Founder of defense technology company Anduril Industries, designer of the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality head-mounted display, and the Founder of Oculus VR, which was acquired by Facebook in 2014 for $2.3b. Palmer founded Anduril Industries in 2017 to radically transform the defense capabilities of the United States and its allies by fusing artificial intelligence with the latest hardware advancements. At Anduril, Palmer integrates a consumer technology business model with mission- driven objectives, enabling rapid product development and deployment, setting the company apart from other players in the defense industry.
Palmer Luckey was interviewed by Pacific Club Member, CEO of KCOMM and Chairman of IMA, Sinan Kanatsiz. Throughout this interview, we unraveled a journey that began with Palmer’s bold vision as a young entrepreneur. His vision has not just turned into the latest technological medium, but is actively transforming the world we live in through industries including education, healthcare, architecture, gaming and virtually every arena known to mankind.
The interview focused on how Palmer is ‘Flipping the Script on Entrepreneurship’ and offered a deep dive into Palmer’s story as he innovated his way to becoming the successful entrepreneur that he is today. In the conversation, we discussed Palmer’s background, the creation of Oculus, and the transition into building Anduril, a defense technology company working to solve some of the most important and complex national security challenges. We also touched on a diverse selection of topics including the limitless world of the metaverse, Palmer’s goals and missions for his companies, and his “smartest” decision to base his headquarters in the crown jewel of Orange County.
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