3D geospatial models are superior to 2D models when it comes to planning purposes as 3D is able to effectively capture terrain, sites, buildings, vegetation, infrastructure, and landscape elements. These can also be layered with additional data sets for use in presentations, planning, exploration, analysis, and management applications in a dynamic format that can readily adapt to changing conditions. However, building these 3D models has traditionally been expensive and time-consuming. Geopipe is a deep learning-powered engine that creates what the company calls “digital twins” that are constructed from raw sensor data and then combined with data processed through a semantic engine to add further context to create the Metaverse, a “massively multi-use environment that replicates our real world”. The platform is versatile as it can be applied to a variety of use cases including training simulations, city planning, coastal resiliency planning, construction, and even gaming. Geopipe’s models can be integrated into existing workflows that use 3D software or gaming/VR engines and can be accessed for as low as $100/mo for commercial use. AlleyWatch caught up with Geopipe CEO and Cofounder Christopher Mitchell, Ph.D. to learn more about the genesis of the company, future plans, latest round of funding from investors that include Village Global, Matrix Partners, the Alexa Fund, and AME Cloud Ventures.
Frame.io, a video creation and collaboration platform, has agreed to be acquired by Adobe in a transaction that values the business at $1.275B.
Businesses that use content have conversion rates 6x higher than those that do not. The content marketing industry is expected to exceed $420B in spending this year. With such engagement and interest, marketers are scrambling to streamline their content generation and marketing activities. Cohley is an all-in-one platform for content generation and measurement that helps brands activate campaigns more efficiently. With Cohley, brands can publish their requirements and have creators like videographers, photographers, and influencers provide content to meet the defined parameters in a cost-effective and scalable manner. The platform allows users to test, iterate, and measure the success of their visual content efforts and is integrated with a growing number of leading technology partners like TikTok, Yotpo, Attentive, Shopify, and AdRoll. Although the platform is designed to optimize the content generation process, Cohley also offers managed services for brands that want to completely offload their content generation needs. AlleyWatch caught up with CEO and Cofounder Tom Logan to learn more about the burgeoning demand for content marketing support, the company’s strategic plans, latest round of funding, which brings the total funding raised to $6.8M, and much, much more.
The creative industry is ever-evolving and talented creatives are looking for new roles to showcase their skills. Brands are constantly looking for talent that can keep their looks current. Creatively, an online professional network and recruitment platform for creatives, connects the two. The platform allows job seekers to showcase their portfolios in an elegant interface that allows brands to walk through a portfolio seamlessly, connect, and hire for full-time roles, internships, and freelance work. Creatively is free for creatives with employers paying a fee to access to post jobs and have access to a suite of recruitment tools. Since launching last year during the pandemic, the company already had 125,000+ creatives on the platform and 650+ employers. AlleyWatch caught up with CEO Gregory Gittrich to learn more about the experience of launching in the middle of the pandemic, the company’s strategic plans, and recent round of funding from investors that include Link Ventures, Tornante Company, Advancit Capital, and Amplifyher Ventures.
One of the biggest challenges with multi-location franchises or businesses is ensuring that there is brand consistency throughout all the locations. Notch is the first software that systematically introduces processes to methodically plan and furnish multiple spaces. Notch’s Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FF&E) procurement software creates tools allowing users to template repetitive workflows, automate multi-vendor purchasing, centralize project data, and track inventory assets. AlleyWatch caught up with Founder Charlie Miner to learn more about Notch and the services it offers for its clients in the hospitality, flex office, restaurant, and retail industries.
Conjure (formerly Mobley) offers a flexible furniture rental model that gives customers access to designer-curated furniture pieces and home accessories for 3-12 months. The service also includes free assembly and delivery as well as the option to trade-in, purchase, or return pieces at the end of the lease term. AlleyWatch caught up with COO and Cofounder Aditya Khilnani to learn more about how Conjure impacts the home décor industry, makes designer furniture accessible, and the company’s recent funding from investors that include Pillar VC, RiverPark Ventures, and CoVenture.
In today’s content-driven world, businesses continue to rely more on visual storytelling than ever before. Remote work has only accelerated this. Air is the cloud collaboration tool for creative minds that fundamentally changes the way teams approach visual work, making collaboration easier, and eliminating the need to move assets to and from the cloud. CEO and Cofounder Shane Hegde discusses the evolution of Air, product roadmap, and more on the experience of raising a round via Zoom meetings. Backers in this latest round (Series A) include Tiger Global, Lerer Hippeau, Slack Fund, WndrCo, Red Sea Ventures, and Advancit Capital.
Every good sales pitch starts with a story and Ingage understands that the best stories need to draw in clients with memorable and interactive presentations, so it created a suite of tools to help sales teams create, customize, and deliver on-brand sales content. Users do not need any technical training or design experience to build […]