Our Story

We empower the pursuit of meaning

We build and share to enable thought-provoking Revelations.

Revealing something new about our collective humanity.

Reminding us what it means to be alive.

About Penrose

Founded in 2015 in San Francisco, Penrose’s mission is to empower the pursuit of meaning. We focus on building frontier technology infrastructure, such as our patented spatial computing development platform, Maestro, and then packaging these frontier technologies to consumers with an emphasis on natural, intuitive and human design.

Our award-winning experiences are available on a wide variety of platforms, including Sony Playstation, Oculus, Steam, HTC Viveport and Google Daydream. Experiences include The Rose & I, Allumette and Arden’s Wake, which won the first Lion for Best VR at the 74th Venice International Film Festival in the first eligible year of official competition, among other distinctions.

The Rose & I


Arden's Wake

Penrose Principles

I. Duty

Hyper-Accountability; Blame Yourself, Not Others

No “User Error” Only Faulty Products; Tough Love

One for All (But Not All For One); Protect Our Own

II. Triumph

The Relentless Pursuit of Victory

1% Inspiration, 99% Perspiration: Work Harder Over Smarter

Focus on Solutions, Not Problems

III. Ingenuity

Have Our Cake & Eat it Too

When Forced to Choose between (A) & (B), Invent a Magic Machine (C) that Gives You Everything You Need

IV. Thoughtful Discourse

The Socratic Method; Decisions from Data, not Feelings

Pursuit of Human Truths Arising from Dialogue with Others

Radical Candor and Deep Human Relations

V. Radical Childlike Open-Mindedness

Ego is the Mind-Killer; Eliminate Preconceived Notions

Think Holistically: Overweight nth Order Consequences

Appreciate Human Diversity

VI. Art for Art’s Sake

Beautiful Things Deserve to Exist; “All Art is Quite Useless”

Our Simplest Daily Actions Can Be Meaningful

Live Intentionally; Make Your Life a Masterpiece