The heart of the meta universe 2022-04-06 13:20:19 阅读数:945
4 month 6 Japan , Metauniverse infrastructure enterprise magic enamel technology announced the continuous completion of B round 、C Round of funding , Total sum 1.3 Billion dollars . among ,B This round of financing is jointly invested by Qingxin capital and Jinsha capital , Sequoia China and Wuyuan capital have made three consecutive rounds of additional investment ;C Round of funding 1.1 $billion from Softbank vision Fund 2 Jointly lead the investment with a well-known strategic investment institution , Northern lights venture capital 、 Index venture capital and investment , Index capital as the exclusive financial advisor .
Magic enamel technology was founded in 2018 year , Is a company based on computer graphics and AI Technology centered technology companies , It has full stack end-to-end virtual content intelligent production 、 Virtual human creation and operation technology , And self-developed professional and consumer level virtual live broadcasting technology , And three dimensions AI Virtual human capability platform , Created a full stack product matrix .
Founder and of magic enamel technology CEO Dr. Chai Jinxiang introduced , The company's products include ： By creating end-to-end intelligent tools , Reduce the production threshold of meta universe content , Increase capacity , Accelerating the scale of the content of the meta universe Xmov Virtual content collaborative production intelligent cloud platform ; By building mature Standardization 、 Full stack virtual live broadcast and social interaction products , Cover To B Professional and To C Of consumer application scenarios Avatar; And based on artificial intelligence technology AI Virtual human capability platform AI Human , It can realize the of full intelligent virtual human 「 create - Cultivation - application 」, help To B Professional and To C One stop shop for consumer customers AI Virtual human , Put the virtual digital human into various application scenarios , Such as virtual customer service 、 Virtual sales 、 Virtual teacher 、 Virtual HR Officer 、 E-commerce anchor 、 Virtual training, etc .
With the original full stack AI Performance animation technology 、 Intelligent modeling and binding technology 、 Virtual content intelligent collaborative production technology 、 Virtual live broadcasting technology and AI Virtual human technology accumulation , Magic enamel technology is building virtual world infrastructure and creating high quality 、 high efficiency 、 Intelligent virtual content , Achieved many breakthroughs .
Magic enamel technology has cooperated with many upstream studios , And including game companies 、 Entertainment film and television company 、 Internet platform company 、 Consumer goods companies 、 Technology companies and other downstream industry customers have cooperated , Build ecological barriers with participants in all links of the industrial chain .
Up to now , Magic enamel technology has served more than 200 Enterprise customers , Covering the game 、 entertainment 、 consumption 、 Online retailers 、 Finance 、 technology 、 education 、 Medical care 、 Cultural tourism and other industries .
among , Virtual content collaborative intelligent production cloud platform not only creates original virtual content IP Ling , Also for Alibaba , tencent , Cctv.com , L 'oreal , Interesting （ Kraft ）, Erie , MENGNIU , IFLYTEK and other well-known enterprises have created virtual image spokesmen or high-quality virtual content . Virtual live broadcasting technology and products and services include Ye Xiu （ Reading passage ）、 Linghu （ tencent ）、 Octopus mother （ Alibaba ）、 Saratoga （B standing ）、 Little love students （ millet ）、M The elder sister （ L 'oreal ） And so on IP.AI The virtual human has already served 、OPPO、 The xinhua news agency 、 China Mobile 、 Bank for economic construction 、 Everbright Bank 、 Huaxia bank 、 Bank of nanjing 、 Head customers such as Taiping Insurance .
Chai Jinxiang said , Based on full stack technical capability , Magic enamel technology is the scale of 3D virtual content 、 Interactive 、 Provide platform solutions for intelligent production , More virtual consumer services and products will be provided in the future , Further extend the application scenario to 「 fictitious +X」.
“ Magic enamel technology hopes to build a meta universe ‘ Hydropower coal ’, Let all enterprises 、 All ordinary people can use platform services in the future 、 Create your own virtual human at the lowest cost , Produce high-quality virtual content , In the combination of emptiness and reality 、 Virtual ecology in the interaction of all things , Create value , Circle of life .” Chai Jinxiang said .
Founder and of magic enamel technology CEO Dr Chai Jinxiang said , The essence of the meta universe is to upgrade the information carrier and interactive mode with three-dimensional original virtual content and virtual human as the core , The value of magic enamel is to focus on the scale of virtual content and virtual people 、 Interactive 、 Intelligence provides infrastructure , Enable all walks of life to enter the era of meta universe . The financing funds will be mainly used for product R & D investment , Industry wide multi scenario market expansion , Upstream and downstream ecological construction and layout , Further expand magic enamel in technology 、 Leading edge in products and markets .
“ 3D virtual content has been widely used in games 、 Movies 、 Social and other fields , And as the basic constituent element of the meta universe , The capacity of 3D virtual content will become a scarce resource in the era of meta universe .”C Zhang Kaixun, managing partner of Softbank vision fund, the leading investor, said ：“ Compared with the traditional single point software tools and labor-intensive content production process , The end-to-end full stack virtual content and virtual human intelligent production product matrix independently developed by magic enamel , It can greatly improve the production efficiency of 3D virtual content and virtual human , Enabling large-scale 、 Intelligent production . We believe that magic enamel's full link intelligent technology can bring a new round of technological changes to the traditional 3D content production industry , It is also optimistic that magic enamel will become the infrastructure of virtual content production in the meta universe era .”
Deng Feng, founding managing partner of Aurora Borealis venture capital, said , Next generation Internet platform , Will be with 3D Mainly in the form of media , Virtual human will play an important information carrier . current 3D The modeling industry lacks process 、 Standardization , The high cost 、 Low efficiency , The cost of virtual human remains high , It is difficult to popularize and apply , Aurora Borealis continues to look for subversives in the industry . Professor Chai as AI+CG A global leader in the field , Led magic enamel to achieve remarkable results , It has rich technology and product line . The meta universe is not far away , Aurora Borealis believes , With the establishment of magic enamel Ecology , Virtual human technology can change the existing forms of interaction in many industries 、 Media form .
The angel of Sequoia technology investment , And make additional investment in the next two times . Wang Hao, managing director of Sequoia China, said , Optimistic about the company's technology in Metaverse、AR/VR、 The application prospect of virtual content and virtual human .
Cheng Yu, a partner of Wuyuan capital, also said , stay Metaverse In front of such a huge wave unfolding slowly , technology “ infrastructure ” Is the core challenge , It is also a major opportunity .
Chai Jinxiang holds a doctorate from the Institute of robotics, Carnegie Mellon University , Before the founding of magic enamel technology, it was a famous American Engineering School TAMU Professor for life , In graphics 、 Three dimensional virtual human 、AI Domain owned 20 More than years of research experience . The core members of the team are from Microsoft Research 、TAMU、 tsinghua 、 Shanghai Jiaotong University 、 Zhejiang University and other well-known enterprises and Colleges .
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