Matsuko

Matsuko Interactive is a Slovak technology company established in 2016. The company is developing a ground-breaking 3D Telepresence mixed reality technology.

Geography
Slovakia
Status
Invested
Investors
Yes
Sector
Other Opportunistic Investments

About Matsuko

Matsuko Interactive is a Slovak technology company established in 2016. The company is developing a ground-breaking 3D Telepresence mixed reality technology that enables face-to-face interaction by transmitting live streams of people as 3D holograms, targeting the rapidly growing markets of mixed reality and artificial intelligence. According to Forbes, 3D Telepresence services represent a “trillion-dollar goldmine”.

Despite huge innovations in the telecommunication industry over the past decades, from the rise of mobile phones to the emergence of videoconferencing, these technologies are far from delivering an experience close to physical co-presence. MATSUKO’s technology is ground-breaking in this regard, being capable of capturing authentic human qualities, giving users the impression that they are co-present in the same physical space as the remote participants. Matsuko technology is not an avatar approach but instead they reconstruct real people in 3D, so there is no “eerie feeling” when users interact with real people in 3D. MATSUKO owns the technology to deliver the world's most realistic rendering quality, with other wide-ranging applications such as in medical/skin care analysis – which is based on unique methods of artificial intelligence to capture and reconstruct a 3D head and body from a single 2D image. They have successfully integrated their high-quality 3D face reconstruction technology into the cosmetics industry for Symrise, a major cosmetics company with EUR3bn in yearly revenues. MATSUKO's other clients have included Ubisoft, Roche, Michelin, the Ministry of Education in France, Microsoft, and the Bordeaux-Pessac Zoo, among others.

MATSUKO’s solution is a unique technology that results from the culmination of many years of knowledge and experience of the Company’s team, who have previously been involved in developing some of the world’s best known computer games (such as Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs and Farcry), as well as 3D, artificial intelligence and mixed reality applications - practically since “mixed reality” was first conceived as a field of its own.

IPM Growth’s investment in MATSUKO is consistent with its strategy to support companies with disruptive technologies that have a potential to reach large scale commercialisation and deployment. As a smart money investor, IPM will help the company to further develop its business through its global networks and distribution channels.