GrowthPoint is pleased to announce that its client SyncSketch, a leader in collaboration and productivity software, has been acquired by Unity.
SyncSketch creates intuitive collaboration tools that allow teams to seamlessly communicate, give feedback, and contribute to creative projects – in real-time. SyncSketch enables workflows and supports 3D models, 2D imagery, and videos. Users can rotate 3D assets, change the lighting, markup with notes, and share feedback in real-time. With SyncSketch, artists, animators, VFX professionals, students, and creators have a platform they need to collaborate, share designs, create movies, and release games while working from anywhere.
SyncSketch’s products were created by incredible artists and technologists turned entrepreneurs. Bernhard Haux, CEO of SyncSketch, has worn many hats in over 25 years in the VFX, animation and real-time industries. As an artist, Bernhard contributed to five Academy Award-winning movies at PIXAR and several acclaimed real-time projects, two of which won Emmy Awards. His work and vision for SyncSketch has been in the sweet spot between art and technology.
Phil Floetotto, SyncSketch’s CTO, is a veteran engineer and artist with over 16 years of experience creating pipeline tools for major visual effects studios. He devised PIXAR’s internal production management tool used for planning, scheduling and tracking every task across all of the studio’s productions. His background as a VFX artist gives him a unique understanding of the creative process and enables him to craft intuitive solutions that allow creators to fully focus on their art.
“Both Unity and SyncSketch have always been focused on empowering creators. It’s at the heart of what we do. By combining our technology and talent, we will continue to define the way creators will want to work and communicate, from anywhere in the world.” – Bernhard Haux, CEO of SyncSketch
This acquisition adds to Unity a platform that is differentiated for creators as companies look for productivity solutions that promote employees to invent, share, understand and build on great ideas. With a team led by Anson Kwan, Growthpoint acted as sole advisor to SyncSketch.
Read Unity’s announcement here.