As you may know, the latest generation of iPhones (12 Pro and 12 Pro Max) comes equipped with a back facing lidar camera. 3D capture is for me the natural evolution of capture, and I have been waiting for this day to happen for almost 10 years.

A number…


It’s probably fair to say that Sketchfab right now checks various boxes of what we call success. We just became profitable, we have millions of users, a rockstar team of 37 people, we’ve partnered with most of the tech giants, our product is strong and unique, used by some of…


The message I shared with the team on slack

A few months ago, I shared May was our first month of positive cash flow in 8 years at Sketchfab. I’m happy to share an even more significant milestone: September was our first profitable month! …


I love visual frameworks, helping you easily grasp a concept in a single glance. One of my favorite ones is the animal matrix by Christoph Janz from Point Nine Capital. …


I never expected I would start running, let alone enjoy it.

My last experience with running was about 10 years ago, when I ran the 20km of Paris (the equivalent of a half marathon). I hadn’t run for 10 years (since high school essentially), and did it with absolutely…


In my previous blog post, I covered how Sketchfab got started. Today, we are celebrating the 7th anniversary of our launch, so I wanted to share a quick story about how Sketchfab got launched.

The domain name sketchfab.com was registered on March 12th 2012, and we publicly announced it to…


I often get asked how Sketchfab got started, and how we came up with this “great idea”. Sketchfab started as an encounter, which happened on this day 7 years ago, here is the story.

First, a bit of background. Back in 2011, I was working at Polka, a magazine and…


As we grow Sketchfab into the leading 3D content and visualisation platform on the internet, we talk with a lot of companies. We pitch them on how they can use Sketchfab and use our player to showcase products and experiences in 3D, anywhere online. Quite often the answer we get…


As some of you know, I’m a big advocate of 3D capture. I believe it’s the next big capture medium. I 3D scan a lot of things, you can see some of my favorites here. When I first heard about drone 3D capture, with examples showing up on Sketchfab in…


Series A gold bar, see it in 3D here or below

Yesterday, I hosted a group of French entrepreneurs, to share tips about fundraising in the US (and in general). It reminded me of a blog post I wrote right after raising our series A three years ago, everything there still applies, so just republishing it here on Medium.

September 6th…

alban denoyel

French entrepreneur 🇫🇷. Craftsman. Co-founder & CEO of Sketchfab, the largest platform to publish & find 3D content online.

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