Long-time friends Murat Arikan, a doctoral student at the Vienna University of Technology and Can Turgay, an experienced VFX artist, begin to explore the commercial potential of using photos and laser scanner data to automatically generate 3D environments. As Murat's research on computer graphics and algorithms gets published in renowned peer-reviewed journals, they start working on an innovative way of visualizing point clouds derived from photos and laser scanner data.2014
Murat and Can's collaboration evolves into a proof-of-concept aimed at efficiently rendering and texturing particularly large point clouds. This lays the groundwork for a powerful software to take CAD into the age of visual Big Data. Their aspirations get recognized by a supportive network of friends and family.2015
Bert Azizoglu joins the team as the founding business developer. Our initiative gets accepted to the incubator of the Teknopark Istanbul Research Park as well as the incubator of accent Gründerservice GmbH in Austria. Soon thereafter, we receive a seed-round investment from the Netherlands-based Diffusion Capital Fund Cooperatief U.A. (DCF). This allows us to build our company and accelerate our R&D efforts. 2016
With the help of seed funding and public grants, we heavily invest in product development moving to a prototype-stage with our stand-alone solution. At the same time, we explore opportunities to offer our visualization solutions through other platforms. Custom development projects help us test these solutions in-house. Later in the year, we raise another round of seed investment from our investor DCF as a convertible note.2017
We transform our prototype to a Minimum Viable Product (MVP), ready to be tested by early adopters. Close collaborations with these first users help us to fine tune the feature set towards the needs and desires of the architecture, engineering and construction industries (AEC). Over the summer months, we move our HQ to the US and establish a presence in Austin and New York City. In late December 2018, we release the first commercial version of our stand-alone software as a subscription service. 2018
Right off the get-go, our software garners the attention of many industry players and prospects allowing us to build three distinct go-to-market pipelines consisting of individual software subscriptions, bundled software solutions, SDKs and licenses. In less than three months, each sales pipeline surpasses 6-figure pipeline volumes.2019 Q1
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This project is partly financed with funding by the European Union and the Republic of Turkey.
This project is supported by accent Gründerservice GmbH.
This project is supported by the “aws impulse XS” Grant Program, funded by the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy of the Republic of Austria, and administered by the Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH.