Our mission is to make 3D digitizing as easy as photography

Cappasity Team

Our Story


Cappasity was founded in 2013 with the aim of developing a technological standard and an easy and scalable platform for creation, embedding and analysis of 3D and AR/VR content. Cappasity has successfully raised over $1.8M from angel investors since 2014 and launched its platform and 3D digitizing software in January 2017.

Today, each month the platform serves more than 700 thousand views of 3D content. Furthermore, the company provides a comprehensive solution to create content for virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR). The platform features were designed to be open to other developers using Unity, Unreal Engine and Apple ARKit technology.

The company’s founders have been working in 3D technology for over 15 years and are experienced with IT business development. The team includes technology experts in the field of computer vision, SaaS solutions, 3D engine development for apps, 3D mobile and video games.

Cappasity graduated Plug and Play Retail (Sunnyvale) Batch 7 accelerator and was selected to join the Dec 2017 Batch of the Lafayette Plug and Play acceleration program in Paris.

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Founders:

Kosta Popov (LinkedIn), CEO and Founder, has a 10+ years successful track of record as a software company CEO. Under Kosta’s lead the company successfully raised over $1.8M from angel investors. Kosta is an expert in 3D technologies, SaaS solutions and mobile applications. One of the top innovators of 2016 by Intel Software .

Alex Chegaev, company’s CTO and co-founder, has strong expertise in 3D graphics, machine learning and has worked with Kosta as a technical lead of several cross-platform software projects. Marianna Alshina (LinkedIn), Cappasity’s CBDO and Co-Founder, has a digital marketing and business development background. She focuses on building relationships with core partners.

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Advisors


jimJIM THEBERGE

Director, Head of Product Management & Sales Strategy, Advanced Advertising at Verizon

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Entrepreneurial, Emmy Award-winning Advanced TV executive consistently recognized for innovation and market execution. Successful startup veteran (six startups -> one IPO, three acquisitions) with numerous industry awards and firsts:

  • Emmy Award winner for outstanding achievement in television and Internet video user experiences
  • International MIPTV award winner for television and Internet video user experiences
  • First to apply Internet ad targeting, measurement and real-time bidding technologies to the TV space
  • First to launch a global connected TV advertising network with Samsung, Sony, Panasonic & Toshiba
  • President’s Club winner for outstanding performance and major contributions to company objectives

leoLEO BATALOV

Partner at DLA Piper, Head Emerging Growth Companies & Venture Capital Russia & CIS

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Leo Batalov advises on corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital transactions, private equity transactions and general corporate matters. He also has broad experience representing issuers, underwriters, trustees and servicers in public and private offerings of asset-backed securities as well as lenders and borrowers in a variety of debt finance transactions.

Emerging Companies and Venture Capital

  • Advised 2GIS, an internet and mobile geo-location and geo-information engine, in connection with a USD 40 million investment by Baring Vostok and Ru-Net
  • Advised Profi.ru in connection with several fundraising rounds totalling over USD 25 million from Intel Capital, Baring Vostok, and Frontier Ventures
  • Advised Goldman Sachs in connection with an investment in OneTwoTrip, a leading Russian language online travel agency

jeff JEFF SMITH

Entrepreneur in Residence,
Angel Investor

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Jeff Smith has over 30 years domestic and international high technology sales, marketing, business development, corporate development and venture capital experience in multiple industry markets.

Jeff was most recently with RBM Technologies, a leading cloud based retail software company that was successfully sold. Prior to RBM, Jeff was the Founding and Managing Partner of XcelR8 Partners that provided business development consulting services to accelerate revenue traction for early stage companies.

Jeff has held executive positions at other software companies including Commerce One as VP of Business Development, Corporate Development and GM of Commerce One Ventures. Prior, he held leadership roles in sales, business development, marketing, and product line management at BlueCurve (acquired by Red Hat), Sybase, Technology Concepts (acquired by Bell Atlantic) and Unisys.

Jeff has angel investment, advisory and board of directors experience at for profit and non-profit organizations.

Cappasity is the client of Tech Futures Group.

henryHENRY INES

Partner at DraperDragon Fund, Executive Director of Global Chamber® San Francisco

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Henry Ines is a global executive and trusted advisor with 20+ years of investment, business development, corporate finance, management consultancy & cross border experiences. Henry currently serves as the Executive Director of Global Chamber® San Francisco, a member organization focused on helping leaders, executives and companies with cross border trade, investment and global expansion initiatives. Additionally, Henry is also a venture partner at DraperDragon Fund, a US-China venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley; serves as an advisor to multiple SF Bay area-based technology startups; and is a mentor at Google’s Launchpad Accelerator and StartupIndia. He is also a lecturer at Nanyang Technopreneurship Centre (NTC) – Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Prior to DraperDragon, Henry was a partner at DFJ Dragon Fund and DragonVenture, focusing on US-China and Southeast Asian early stage investment opportunities and advisory initiatives. Henry began his career a management consultant to Fortune 500 companies and later focused on providing middle market investment banking, corporate finance and cross border advisory services. Mr. Ines holds a BS in Finance from Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA and an MBA from Duke University Fuqua School of Business in Durham, NC.

joakim JOAKIM HOLMER

Co-founder LiveTourLAB
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When  Joakim  completed  the  delivery  of  a  500  team  member  strong  project,  he  gave  a  T-shirt  to each of the 500 team members that said: “Everything is Possible”. This is Joakim. That project was the major delivery to AT&T in California and THE BIG ONE for Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) that year, delivered on time, which everyone stated was impossible. Joakim Holmer joined the Ericsson Group right after school and it was his passion for communication and travel that made Ericsson an easy choice.  The initial years as  mobile  comms  software  engineer  were  followed  by  15  years  in  various technical  leadership  positions  around  the  world.  With hunger  to  develop  that  included  everything  from  Mobile  App  start-ups  to RedHat,  SAP  and  Cisco.  Together with Anders he has started the next big venture.

andersANDERS LARSSON

Vice President and Head of Network Products, Ericsson
Co-founder LiveTourLAB

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Anders  has  worked  for  two  decades  to  create  the  emerging  technologies  of  2G,  3G,  4G,  5G  and IOT  in  10  different  countries  for  Ericsson  (NASDAQ:  ERIC).  Today, in 2017, there  are  4.8  billion mobile  broadband  and  7.7  billion  mobile  subscriptions  in  total,  exceeding  the  world  population. Anders has held various CTO roles and the role of Vice President and Head of Practice for Mobile Broadband in Southeast Asia  &  Oceania  with  billion  dollar  yearly  sales  responsibility.  He holds his own  patents.  Since 11  years  old,  Anders  has  loved  to  code.  He is the  main  developer  of  the LiveTourLAB  open  source  framework  and  now  passionate  about  bringing  VR,  Crypto  and  Green Technology  to  same  scale  as  telecom.

yu YU CAO

Startup Explorer and
Analyst at LVMH

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Yu is working on startup sourcing at LVMH. She helps LVMH Group and Brands to identify and evaluate relevant startups for their businesses. She was directly involved in selecting startups for LVMH during Viva Technology 2016 & 2017.

Yu holds a Master in Management degree from ESSEC business school, one of the best business schools in France. Yu is originally from China. Her bi-cultural background gives her a good understanding of both European and Asian digital ecosystem.

holz Frank Holz

Director / Member Of The
Board Gawooni

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Frank Holz is a qualified economic engineer and a long serving consultant for companies such as Daimler-Benz, Mercedes-Benz and Mannesmann (today Vodafone). Since 1996 Frank Holz has been working in the games industry. He was Marketing Director of well-known, international game publishers such as Infogames and Atari. In 2008 he founded IEM Consulting, an internationally operating management consultancy focusing on the games industry. Frank Holz advises game developers, game publishers, multimedia entrepreneurs, branded insurers, investors, banks and governmental agencies worldwide. He has a very strong strategical background and stable international network within the gaming industry. Due to his numerous consulting projects for governmental agencies and game developers in Asia, Frank Holz has a huge business network in Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Thailand and Singapore.

sagar Jayanand Sagar

CTO NewsBTC

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Jayanand is a seasoned Serial Entrepreneur with 7+ years track record of success. Crypto Investor and Tech Consultant, Jayanand is a Co-Founder of First Principles Ventures. He enjoys creating new products and is an expert in emerging technologies – blockchain and crypto industry are his new experimental grounds. Jayanand is a CTO at NewsBTC.com and holds deep expertise in blockchain-based projects and specifically Bitcoin.

millet Jonathan Millet

CEO NewsBTC

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Bitcoin Investor and a Hardcore crypto believer. Jonathan is a CEO of NewsBTC.com, one of the leading Bitcoin News outlets, founded in October 2013 with the goal of educating and informing those curious about the virtual currency that is Bitcoin. NewsBTC.com publishes insightful news articles, interviews with industry experts and extra bits of information to help better understand the Bitcoin ecosystem and share the awesome start-ups and projects running on Bitcoin. NewsBTC’s coverage has been mentioned in the major business and technology outlets like TechCrunch, CNN, Forbes, Business Insider, and others.