In this episode of Restarting America, Jeremy Greenberg from 97 Switch interviews Chris Lai, founder and CEO of MassVR, a virtual reality entertainment experience company. Throughout the interview, they discuss the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on business and society. Lai shares how the current health pandemic has affected MassVR and how they are adapting to new circumstances.
Lai is also the co-founder and co-CEO of SafeSpeed. SafeSpeed is a technology company that employs 55 people.
Lai’s passion for gaming goes back to his undergraduate days at the University of Illinois as a computer science major, where he raised $1M to start a gaming company with 20 employees. Alums from his early efforts went on to architect major game titles including Halo and Deus Ex.