rooom CEO Hans Elstner got interviewed for the Startup Insider podcast. They delved into rooom's journey and the recent successful funding round, raising a whopping €17 million. With the fresh capital injection, we're gearing up for international expansion and ramping up our marketing efforts.
Key takeaways of the interview:
- Our commitment to cutting-edge technology doesn't stop at 3D content. We leverage AI to create 3D objects and even voice-based avatars, enhancing user experiences and pushing the boundaries of what's possible.
- Even with great ideas and products, raising growth investment for tech-startups isn’t a walk in the park these days. However, the immersive tech sector in general, and of course rooom in particular, have enormous potential. This is also shown by the predictions of Bloomberg Intelligence that expect the market to reach up to €800 billion in revenue by 2024.
- We understand the importance of saving both time and money. That's why our platform offers pre-made 3D spaces - templates that simplify the onboarding process and significantly reduce initial costs. Unlike agencies that create custom solutions based on gaming engines, we're all about Software as a Service (SaaS). We bring you the power of immersive technology without the need for bespoke, time-consuming development.
- What sets rooom apart from competitors? First of all, we're not just another social media platform. rooom delivers tremendous value for companies. Whether it's for safety training, sales talks, or other corporate needs, our immersive 3D spaces provide practical, real-world applications that go far beyond social media and gaming. Secondly, the platform runs on any device, even directly in the browser. And it's very easy to implement into existing solutions with integrations to more than 1,100 popular software solutions such as Salesforce, SAP or Hubspot. Beyond that, it's our commitment to data protection, privacy and security under GDPR.
It was a great idea, but it wasn't a walk in the park. - Hans Elstner on finding investors for tech startups in the Startup Insider Podcast, Episode 2444