Architecture, engineering, and construction focussed metaverse design platform Trezi has raised $2 million in Series A funding. The start-up will use the investment to fund product development and expansion into new markets.
Trezi is a metaverse platform that connects architects, designers and building construction engineers with product manufacturers. The funding is led by existing investors World V and YourNest Venture Capital along with two other key investors Auxano Capital and She Capital.
Architects Tithi Tewari and Gautam Tewari launched Trezi in 2019, offering it to clients on a SaaS model so they could upload architectural models for viewing, editing and remote collaboration in real-time. Building product brands including Schneider Electric, GMR, NCRTC, Saint Gobain, Orient Bell, The White Teak Company and Blue Star are available on Trezi for visualisation and selection through augmented reality.
According to Tithi Tewari, Trezi’s managing director, “As an architect who has spent nearly two decades in the industry, I truly appreciate the value of an intervention like Trezi in the AEC industry. Having started as purely a design communication enhancing product, Trezi’s offerings have expanded based on customer needs. This is what makes it a truly relevant product with a metaverse-based play for our industry. The kind of customers that use Trezi only strengthens this view further. We are excited about the next phase of growth.”
Trezi’s investors too are quite excited about the platform’s prospects in the building and interior sector. Here’s what they have to say:
“The offering by Trezi is simple, making it valuable”. The product can immediately demonstrate what future would look like on a decision taken today with regards to your building at large and interiors of your taste. The way this is done is not just in the form of 2D or 3D images or videos but with an immersive environment where one can virtually walk and take a tour. This in itself is very powerful and can emanate many other possibilities in the immediate future. This is just the start.” – Shailesh Churiwala, partner, World V Technology Fund.
“We are delighted to back Tithi, Gautam and their team. They have made significant progress in making Trezi a world-class product in the last couple of years. We remain excited to be a part of the high product-led growth that Trezi is about to experience.” – Sunil Goyal, managing director, YourNest.
“We believe in Trezi’s vision of revolutionizing the way architects, designers, and construction engineers collaborate with product manufacturers through their innovative metaverse-based platform. This investment reflects our commitment to supporting promising and forward-thinking women-led companies in the technology space, and we are excited to see what the future holds for Trezi.” – Anisha Singh, managing partner, She Capital.
“Trezi is not just a software/platform, it’s an ecosystem – The Treziverse – with its offerings across Showcase, Academy, Lens. One can experience a home, office, township or even an airport in real-time with all the furniture and fixtures even before the first brick is laid. One can roam around in the space and customise in real-time to suit their preference through the pick-and-drop functionalities. With Trezi the traditional paper mock-ups with stage-by-stage planning can be replaced with a day 0 immersive experience of the space in the metaverse. Having looked into each of the components of Treziverse we are excited to be a part of this revolution in the AEC industry.” – Brijesh Damodaran, co-founder and chief investment officer, Auxano Capital.