A personal note from Joe: Every time you see Johannes smile, I was telling stupid stuff / laughing in his earbuds. Sorry about that, but I had a lot of fun recording the interview.

Interview Partner

In this interview, we are talking to Johnnes Mattmann (https://www.linkedin.com/in/johannes-mattmann/,https://www.crunchbase.com/person/johannes-mattmann), founder of flyingshapes (https://www.flyingshapes.com/ https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/flyingshapes) a VR startup, which offers a software for industrial design (think automobiles, machines, planes, …).

Johannes studied particle physics and even had a research stay for his Ph.D. at CERN (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CERN). Known to many people from Big Bang Theory (as large hadron collider) but should actually be known as the birthplace of the world wide web.


The Startup

During his studies he had to make abstract data visual and process lots of abstract data, which he can now apply at flyingshapes. flyingshapes helps companies to do more of their product development process in their software and therefore enables them to accelerate their process. They also enable virtual design teams from across the world.

Flying shapes raised investments in fall 2019 from ISB (https://isb.rlp.de/home.html) and Bito Campus (https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/bito-campus), but they are looking for more investors in 2020. If you are interested, reach out and we connect you.


Affiliated Links

Looking for VR headsets? We talked about some of them in our interview.

Oculus Go VR Gaming Headset – 32GB https://amzn.to/37q8BmB
Oculus Quest All-in-one VR Gaming Headset – 128GB + Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series https://amzn.to/37nvZkE
HTC Pro Eye Virtual Reality Kit Black https://amzn.to/39xmWje
HTC VIVE – VR Brille https://amzn.to/2ZEPTVV
Samsung Gear Virtual Reality https://amzn.to/2SKSEDM
Samsung Gear Virtual Reality (glasses only) https://amzn.to/2ZGjwWR


During the interview we are talking about:

CAD https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer-aided_design

Computational Geometry https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computational_geometry

Polygon https://www.mathsisfun.com/definitions/polygon.html

Parametric curves: http://mathonline.wikidot.com/parametric-curves