When we launched Sketchfab 18 months ago, our vision was to create a tool that would enable anyone to easily publish and embed 3D files online. We can say that today it has become much more than that. We are now a vibrant community of fantastic talents from widespread industries. The models you uploaded have travelled the web, showing it was possible to bring 3D content to a new audience, and establish it as a legitimate media format next to photos and videos.
I’m thrilled to announce that we have just closed a new round of financing which will help us carry our vision to the next level, and become THE platform and community for 3D models on the web. We feel happy and proud to be partnering with such an amazing group of people who understand our vision, and who want to be part of it for the long run and help us grow.
This is great news; we’re still at the beginning and a long road lies ahead. It means we can continue building the best in-browser 3D viewing technology and platform. An interactive 3D viewer which is universal, fast, reliable, easy to use and faithful to the 3D content it displays. And ultimately, this is about you, and growing a passionate and talented community with an ecosystem of committed partners around it.
Sketchfab wouldn’t exist without you guys, our users, who have uploaded your best work, helped refine our product and spread the word; thank you so much for being part of this adventure and sticking with us. You’ve really made it a reality.
I also want to give a personal thank you to my team: you’ve done a great job, and it’s an honour for me to be working with you. Our final thanks go to TechStars, WebFWD and LeCamping, the accelerators we went through, who helped us get to where we are now.
And stay tuned folks as we have quite a bit of exciting news ahead, including V2 of Sketchfab. It will mark the next major milestone in our product, and we can’t wait to unveil it to you!
Co-founder & CEO