Sketchfab gets $7 million in funding for 3D VR and AR web content

by Will Mason • June 16th, 2015

Computer vision technology is being advanced at a faster rate now than ever before. Driven by the virtual reality and car technology industries – it is pushing its way into the consumer sphere in new ways, including bringing 3D scanning to the palm of your hand. As companies like Seene, Structure, Google, and Intel all hop in to the consumer 3D capture scene, the number of 3D images on the web seems bound to increase – and as they do we need a good place to view them. Enter Sketchfab.

We have previously written about how Sketchfab has the ability to let you view 3D models in VR directly from the web – hypothesizing on the significance of that as we move into a world beyond the flat screenshot. Now Sketchfab will take this funding and continue to build out one the web’s largest libraries of 3D files. A library that currently sits at over 300k files large. But now Sketchfab will have an additional $7million to play with as they continue to build their platform.

Sketchfab’s series A round was led by FirstMark Capital with participation from the company’s previous investors: TechStars, Balderton, Partech and Borealis.

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