REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and TOKYO, Feb. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Threedy.ai (formerly AARWILD, Inc.)—a deep tech startup that uses AI and computational geometry to generate 3D content—today announced a strategic partnership with LivingStyle, Inc., Japan's leading provider of 3D visualization technologies for home goods, furniture, and interior design companies. The partnership was facilitated by one of Threedy.ai's investors, SV Frontier, a Silicon Valley based VC firm that provides strategic investment opportunities to Japanese investors.
Breaking ground in the e-commerce space, the partnership will combine Threedy.ai's content creation technology and LivingStyle's simulation technology to enable rich 3D experiences for more than 20 major brands in Japan.
Retailers know that 3D shopping experiences are powerful tools to increase consumer engagement and online sales—particularly with home goods, furniture, and decor. AR-enabled shopping apps offered by Houzz, Wayfair, and Overstock—as well as LivingStyle's own RoomCo AR —all allow consumers to preview products with AR before purchasing. Just months after launching their AR mobile shopping app, Houzz reported that app users who viewed a product in AR were 11x more likely to make a purchase than those who did not.
However, a major problem continues to prevent online enterprise from making the wide scale and comprehensive leap to AR/VR shopping that the marketplace demands: the expense and difficulty of creating 3D models of SKUs at scale. Fortunately, Threedy.ai is releasing pioneering technologies that can solve this problem and have the potential to transform the AR/VR landscape for enterprise completely.
Threedy.ai's first product, Threedy Convert™, turns ordinary 2D product photos into quality 3D models automatically and across a growing number of categories. Joined with LivingStyle's leading 3D visualization technology, Threedy Convert™ will generate exciting 3D shopping experiences for a massive catalog of products offered by LivingStyle's major clients in the Japanese market.
For a video demo of Threedy.ai's auto-generated 3D content, visit: https://goo.gl/smVCby
For an example of LivingStyle's 3D visualization technology, visit:
About LivingStyle, Inc.:
LivingStyle, Inc. is an IT solution provider in Japan, specializing in the interior industry, whose mission is to enrich people's lives at home. The company provides the industry-leading interior 3D simulator to more than 20 popular brands in Japan. LivingStyle also helps shoppers realize their "ideal room" with the AR app, RoomCo AR, and the media and e-commerce website, RoomCo.
About Threedy.ai, Inc:
Threedy.ai Inc. (formerly AARWILD, Inc.), a deep tech startup based in Redwood City, CA, uses state of the art computational geometry and artificial intelligence to help businesses generate and scale 3D content. Their first solution, Threedy Convert™, targeted for the retail sector, takes one or more ordinary 2D product photos and, fully automatically, turns them into high-quality 3D models. The company soon plans to launch additional 3D solutions aimed at product manufacturers. Threedy.ai's founding team is comprised of veteran entrepreneurs, including Apple and Facebook alums and Stanford PhDs, and is backed by prominent Silicon Valley and international investors.
About SV Frontier LLC:
SV Frontier is a Silicon Valley based VC fund that invests in early stage technology-based startups that redefine or create new markets. Leading companies funded by SVF include Threedy.ai, Appurify, Headspin, Massgenie, Taqtik Health, Boomtown Networks, Logbar, Aarki, Shakr etc. As Japan entry experts, SVF has closed many partnership deals between US startups and Japanese companies with its broad network of contacts.