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Vizcom Raises $20M Series A To Enable Design at the Speed of Thought

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The startup deploys generative AI to shorten the distance between having an idea and bringing them to life

SAN FRANCISCO, March 28, 2024-- Vizcom, a company deploying AI to transform the future of industrial design, announced today that it has raised $20 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Index Ventures with participation from a high-profile roster of angel investors, including Kyle Parrish, VP of Sales at Figma; Steve Mallouf, VP of Sales at Datadog; Daniel Sturman, former CTO of Roblox; and Ayush Sood, Director of Engineering at Figma. With this investment, Vizcom will continue to aggressively invest in developing its technology and hiring a strong team.

All products that exist in the physical world—from cars to shoes to furnishing and everything in between—start out as drawings and undergo a design process. Before Vizcom, the process was manual and tedious, requiring complicated, technical solutions with a steep learning curve, like rendering engines and CAD tools, that made product development a challenge. Vizcom is transforming the process with AI tools that enable designers to turn ideas into photorealistic renderings in real-time and explore infinite variations and combinations to inform their design decisions. The company is bridging the gap between the digital and the physical world, using generative AI technology to disrupt workflows and create a better, faster, more seamless process for industrial design.

"Our vision is to enable design at the speed of thought, and give industrial designers all the tools they need to open new doors for their creativity and bring their ideas to life."

"Let's say the prototyping of a sneaker has historically taken three to six months, with half of that being ideation," said Jordan Taylor, cofounder and CEO of Vizcom. "With Vizcom's technology, the ideation process can go from a month to minutes, allowing teams to get a shoe in hand in a fraction of the time. Our vision is to enable design at the speed of thought, and give industrial designers all the tools they need to open new doors for their creativity and bring their ideas to life."

Raised in Detroit, Michigan, a city known for its automotive roots, Taylor developed a deep understanding of the importance of industrial design. This passion led him to study car design and working at Honda, ultimately paving the way for a successful career as an industrial designer at Nvidia. In those roles, Taylor primarily worked with hand-rendered paper drawings in Photoshop and communicated with engineers, which could be a tedious and technical process. Working closely with AI researchers, he saw an opportunity to streamline design workflows not just for himself, but for designers around the world. Together with his middle school friend, software engineer Kaelan Richards, co-founded Vizcom to help create a world where ideas, whether sketched, written, or imagined, can be realized with unprecedented speed. Vizcom is already making impressive traction towards this goal, working with industry giants like Ford and New Balance to enhance their design processes.

"Vizcom's innovative use of AI is revolutionizing industrial design, accelerating the creative process in ways previously unimaginable," said Nina Achadjian, Partner at Index Ventures. "The team's deep domain expertise has enabled them to create a platform that not only supercharges the design process but also democratizes creativity, allowing designers to bring their visions to life at unprecedented speeds."

To learn more about Vizcom or to watch a demo of the technology visit https://www.vizcom.ai/.

About Vizcom

Vizcom is deploying AI to transform the future of industrial product visualization and design at the speed of thought. The company is based in San Francisco and backed by Index Ventures and high-profile angel investors, including Kyle Parrish, VP of Sales at Figma; Steve Mallouf, VP of Sales at Datadog; Daniel Sturman, CTO of Roblox; and Ayush Sood, Director of Engineering at Figma.

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