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This article was published on July 3, 2013

    Smart money? CL3VER lands $800k to help bring more 3D goodness to the Web

    Smart money? CL3VER lands $800k to help bring more 3D goodness to the Web Image by: Fuse
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    CL3VER, a Spanish/US software company that aims to “democratize the creation of real-time 3D and 3D rendering” on the Web and mobile devices through a cloud platform, has raised $800.000 in seed funding.

    The startup, which is headquartered in Barcelona with offices in Palo Alto, California, was part of the latest batch of startups backed by Wayra Barcelona, part of the international startup seed fund and accelerator that was created within Spanish telco giant Telefónica.

    Aside from Wayra, CL3VER is now backed by Caixa Capital Risc, the venture capital division of bank La Caixa, and a group of unnamed angel investors from all over Europe.

    In essence, CL3VER helps designers, architectures, engineers and creative professionals bring their 3D models and scenes directly to the Web or any mobile connected device for realistic interactions with their clients without the need of plug-ins.

    Founded in 2011, the company’s cloud platform enables photorealistic real-time rendering of interactive 3D content, making its creation both cheaper and faster than other solutions.

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    The fresh cash will be used to boost CL3VER’s sales and marketing efforts, accelerate product development and help the company file for relevant intellectual property rights and patents.

    CL3VER says it expects to close a larger Series A financing round with VC investors by the end of this year.

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