August is the COO & CMO of Kite & Lightning, a cinematic virtual reality company blending gaming, social and story to create emotionally powerful experiences in richly detailed computer generated worlds. K&L quickly established itself as a leader in the VR medium, receiving critical acclaim at festivals such as the Cannes Lions, the Toronto International Film Festival and the Proto Awards (the VR industry’s highest recognition).
August has been a long time media entrepreneur. Prior to Kite & Lightning, he was the Managing Partner and Creative Director of GLASS Media Lab, a creative agency and commercial production company. He was Creative Director at Pomegranate Creative, and an early Partner at the strategy consulting firm The Castling Group. Client work has included strategic planning and new concept development for GAP, Banana Republic, and J.Crew, as well as working with numerous tech startups to develop early business models and raise venture funding.