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James Abbott

Advisor New Zealand, NZ

Founder, RealWorld - "Reality Virtualised for the Real You" Limited and Dairy Farmer, Fonterra.

Founder, RealWorld - "Reality Virtualised for the Real You" Limited and Dairy Farmer, Fonterra.

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Involved In


RealWorld - "Reality Virtualised for the Real You" Limited Ltd.
RealWorld - "Reality Virtualised for the Real You" Limited Ltd.


Internet Party of New Zealand
NEC Corporation
Optus Australia
Gravana Pty Ltd from 2007+


Founder RealWorld - "Reality Virtualised for the Real You" Limited March 2013 - present
Dairy Farmer Fonterra 2001 - present
Volunteer, InternetMana Porirua/Mana Meetup Captain and 2015 Internet Party Executive Officer Internet Party of New Zealand 2014 - June 2015
Tutor and Research Assistant Victoria University of Wellington 2014 - 2014
Software Developer, Project Manager Bullant Software 2006 - 2008
GLXP Royal New Zealand Navy 2005 - 2006
Co-founder Ltd. 1999 - 2005
R&D Software Engineer SZ Testsysteme Amerang 2000 - 2002


Victoria University of Wellington Computer Science, Network Engineering, Advanced Technology and Enterprise 2013 - 2014
University of Canterbury Computer Science, Finance and Information Systems 1997 - 2000
Christ's College Headmaster's scholarship
Collingwood Area School

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Aerospace
  • • AV/Touch/Gesture design
  • • Environmental Advocacy
  • • Contact lense manufacturing
  • • scuba diving
Markets of Interest
  • • Games
  • • Sports
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Payments
  • • Transportation
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Dating
  • • Mobile
  • • Hardware
  • • Healthcare
  • • Music
  • • Social Impact
  • • Video
  • • Education
  • • Teacher training

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

R&d • Academics • Sensors • Startups • mobile devices

Key Accomplishments

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Martin Hickson
We worked together  •  Senior Software Consultant, Bravura Solutions. Previously Senior Software Developer, uiActive.
James would be an awesome advisor because of his professionalism and expertise in the mobile technology space and foresight in the realm of ... mobile technology trends. He has the uncanny ability to predict "the next big thing" in the mobile/AR/VR/social/internet technology space.
stuart marshall
They're my professor  •  Lecturer, Victoria University of Wellington.
James demonstrates great drive, and is an excellent networker with good technical skills in the computing domain. I was a teacher in one of ... James' courses at Victoria University of Wellington, and I was impressed by James' level of engagement and extensive knowledge of cutting edge technologies.
Joanne Loo
They're my friends  •  UI/UX Designer & Founder, HATCHPIXEL and UI Artist, BANDAI NAMCO Studios Singapore Pte Ltd.
James has a wealth of experience in what he does. He has lots of determination and potential to achieve what he wants.
Chandan Pawaskar
We worked together  •  Programmer, Gameloft and PhD Student, Victoria University of Wellington.
James has the ability and desire to pursue his entrepreneurial goals resiliently. Coupled with his strong communication skills and ability t ... o procure resources, I believe he could be a great entrepreneur.
Peter ("pondy") Andreae
They're my professor  •  Senior Lecturer (= US Assoc Prof), Victoria University of Wellington. Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad.
passionate about his ideas
Ahmad Naser Uddin Abdul-Ghaffar
They're my school  •  New Graduate, New Graduate.
James is a very pleasant and friendly individual who enjoys socialising and helping his fellow human being to top it off he is very persuas ... ive, while alot of persuasive people tend to have limited skills and abilities outside of the social sphere due to there ability to convince others to cover them in those areas this is not true of james. James is highly skilled in a wide range of fields ranging from hunting fishing and martial arts to computer programming and academia, James is a Juggernaut of skills and picks up new ones at a very fast rate,while James can be very opinionated at times this does not come from as desire to dominate or be narrow minded but a genuine passion and drive to achieve a goal or stand up for what he believes in, this does not however inhibit his ability to be considerate and polite and thoughtful of others,while James takes risks I wouldn't take myself I am always impressed by how good he is at calculating these risks and not getting into trouble inspite of taking them which is why he would make a great entrepreneur or team member any where ever he goes . James would make an excellent team member in any project he undertakes and adds a wide birth of knowledge any where he goes.
Timothy Llewellynn
They're my school  •  CEO / Co-founder, nViso. Previously Global Sales Director, Abilis Systems.
James is always thinking about things you could not imagine - sometimes it seems he is dreaming - however his dreams seem to always be follo ... wed by large players in the market moving towards his thoughts.
Arjun Sachdeva
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder, GuideTrip. Previously CEO, Owner and Founder, Let's Get Packing.