Trezi Raises Over $2 Mn in Series A Round from New and Existing Investors
Company raises over $2 mn to fund product development and market expansion

India’s leading metaverse platform that connects architects, designers and building construction engineers with product manufacturers, today announced a Series A fundraising of over $2 million led by World V and YourNest Venture Capital along with two other key investors – Auxano Capital and She Capital.

Trezi is India’s first immersive design communication and collaboration platform for the Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) industry which allows users to leverage the power of immersive tech and metaverse. The company will utilise the funding to accelerate its platform development in the metaverse and accelerate its entry into high-potential new geographies. 

The platform with immersive capabilities which went to market in early 2019 has been created by two leading architects of the country, Tithi and Gautam Tewari. Trezi operates on a SaaS model and allows its clients to upload architectural models for viewing, editing and remote collaboration in real-time. In 2021, in its efforts to minimise the wastages associated with product selection in construction projects, Trezi has onboarded forward-thinking product manufacturers who have enriched the platform with their presence. Leading brands such as Schneider Electric, GMR, NCRTC, St Gobain, Orient Bell, The White Teak Company and Blue Star, among others, utilise Trezi’s comprehensive experience that helps the industry use digital twins for the design finalisation and product selection processes. This offering brings additional transaction-based revenues to the platform.

Tithi Tewari, Managing Director, Trezi, said, “As an architect who has spent nearly two decades in the industry, I truly appreciate the value of an intervention like Trezi in the AEC industry. Having started as purely a design communication enhancing product, Trezi’s offerings have expanded based on customer needs. This is what makes it a truly relevant product with a metaverse-based play for our industry. The kind of customers that use Trezi only strengthens this view further. We are excited about the next phase of growth.”

As per Anisha Singh, Managing Partner of She Capital, “We believe in Trezi's vision of revolutionizing the way architects, designers, and construction engineers collaborate with product manufacturers through their innovative metaverse-based platform. This investment reflects our commitment to supporting promising and forward-thinking women-led companies in the technology space, and we are excited to see what the future holds for Trezi.”

Shailesh Churiwala, Partner, World V said, “The offering by Trezi is simple, making it valuable”. The product can immediately demonstrate how future would look like on a decision taken today with regards to your building at large and interiors of your taste. The way this is done is not just in the form of 2D or 3D images or videos but with an immersive environment where one can virtually walk and take a tour. This in itself is very powerful and can emanate many other possibilities in the immediate future. This is just the start

Sunil Goyal, Managing Director, YourNest and one of the earliest investors in Trezi said: “We are delighted to back Tithi, Gautam and their team. They have made significant progress in making Trezi a world-class product in the last couple of years. We remain excited to be a part of the high product-led growth that Trezi is about to experience.”

Brijesh Damodaran, Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, of Auxano Capital, also shared his views on investment “Trezi is not just a software/platform, it's an ecosystem - The Treziverse - with its offerings across Showcase, Academy, Lens. One can experience a home, office, township or even an airport in real-time with all the furniture and fixtures even before the first brick is laid. One can roam around in the space and customise in real-time to suit their preference through the pick-and-drop functionalities. With Trezi the traditional paper mock-ups with stage-by-stage planning can be replaced with a day 0 immersive experience of the space in the metaverse. Having looked into each of the components of Treziverse we are excited to be a part of this revolution in the AEC industry.”

Its other investors include IAN Fund, Indian Angel Network (IAN), Rockstud Capital and Stanford Angels and entrepreneurs.

The transaction on account of Auxano Capital and She Capital was led by Adhiraj Mehra and Drishti Pahwa Managing Partners, AMDP Advisors.

About She Capital

She Capital is India’s most active early-stage diversity fund with a focus of investing in consumer tech startups led by women having high-growth potential addressing large market opportunities. It recently marked its first cash exit with its portfolio company Clovia, in which Reliance acquired a majority stake in one of India's largest all-cash deals in the fashion space.

About World V

World V Technology Fund I was established in March 2019 and focused on investing in DeepTech ventures. World V Fund was established with the purpose of bolstering the capability of Indian entrepreneurs in expanding globally. It is the brainchild of IITians focused on exploring industries ranging from RetailTech, HealthTech, FinTech, Cloud, IoT and more. With an aim to be a stalwart investor in the Indian startup ecosystem, World V Fund seeks to recognise emerging trends early and identify cutting-edge technologies that have the potential to become thriving businesses globally.

About YourNest

YourNest, established in 2011 as a technology-focused Pre-Series A fund house, has pioneered DeepTech investing and IP-led product innovation in enterprise-driven (B2B) startups (IoT, AI/ML, Robotics, Cloud, Automation, etc). Focused on emerging technologies to enhance the way mankind leverages the value of time, YourNest Innovative Products VC Fund III (which recorded its first close in Sept ’21 and has NIIF as its anchor investor) aims to create an opportunity for Indian entrepreneurs to scale into global markets. Many of YourNest’s portfolio companies across its three funds have secured patents and attracted Fortune 500 Companies as customers. In its first Fund, YourNest has provided a DPI of 1.46 with four exits. Its second Fund is fully invested with a maiden exit. And, at 45.23% net IRR as of Sept. 30 2022, it features amongst the best-performing AIFs, as per the latest CRISIL AIF Benchmark Report of March 2021.

About Auxano

Incorporated in 2016, Auxano is the brainchild of experienced investment professionals Brijesh Damodaran and Ashish Padiyar. 'Auxano' signifies 'to initiate growth' in Greek mythology. The VC firm looks forward to investing in early to growth-stage across sectors like deep tech, enterprise SAAS, fintech, edtech, and healthcare. Intending to drive entrepreneurship, innovation and growth, the firm has a hands-on investment approach.

About Trezi

Created in 2018,​ Trezi is a fully immersive platform that dramatically transforms design experience, communication, and remote collaboration in the AEC industry by bringing together all stakeholders in the design process to collaborate at full scale. Trezi advances the understanding, communication, and translation of architectural and interior design for all stakeholders in the design process. This results in reduced errors,​ faster and better decision-making, and ultimately greater business impact and profitability. With leading design firms and product manufacturers a part of the platform now, the Treziverse (as it has come to be known) will now support lead generation and transactions to support building product manufacturers.

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