Web-based 3D design platform PixCap announced a US$2.8 million seed funding round led by Surge, the rapid scale-up program from Sequoia Capital India and Southeast Asia. The round included participation from Cocoon Capital, Entrepreneur First, and Angel investor Michael Gryseels. The funding marks the next step of the company’s expansion into global markets as it looks to grow its engineering and marketing teams, further product development, and community building.
“Brands and creatives can tap on PixCap to create beautiful 3D designs in minutes,” said CJ Looi, PixCap CEO and Co-Founder. “As brands shift towards 3D design for app banners, social media ads, and landing pages, having easy-to-use 3D design tools at their fingertips will allow designers and marketers to create attractive and engaging visuals to support brand growth. We are proud to further our mission with the new funding round, which will contribute to talent acquisition, product development, and community building for global expansion.”
Inspired by the founders’ childhood fondness for animations and art in video games, PixCap democratizes the potential of 3D for design and marketing. The browser-based editor comes equipped with thousands of 3D assets and templates that range from simple to professional, requiring limited user expertise to create designs easily and quickly.
Users can access and collaborate on the same projects using a single link, with no software or app downloads. In addition, 3D designs are edited and exported directly from users’ browsers, and all models, scenes, and animations are available for commercial use. For advanced 3D users, the platform supports GLTF and FBX exports to 3D software such as Unity, Maya, Cinema4D, and Blender.
Founded in April 2020 by Looi and Cyril Nie, PixCap currently boasts over 30,000 users from more than 60 countries, including U.S., India, and the U.K.