Our Story

Spatial is dedicated to helping creators and brands build their own spaces in the metaverse to share culture together. We empower our users to leverage their beautiful spaces to share eye popping content, build a tight knit community, and drive meaningful sales of their creative works and products. We also empower our users to create beautiful and functional 3D spaces that they can mint as NFTs and sell/rent to others looking to host mind blowing experiences.  

The metaverse is an opportunity to empower creators to build their livelihood around the work. We see The metaverse is also an opportunity for creators, their supporters, and their fans to interact more closely than ever before. And the metaverse should be open and interoperable, where users can connect their spaces easily to other platforms, and seamlessly bring content from one to another, all enabled by the blockchain. 

We are a passionate team of 3D Design and metaverse experts based in New York, SF, and all around the US. We are currently hiring; check out our postings and join us to build the creative, open, and interoperable metaverse.

Learn more about our team and culture.  We’re hiring!

Spatial was founded in 2016 from investors including iNovia Capital, White Star Capital, Expa (founded by Garrett Camp), Kakao Ventures, Lerer Hippeau, Leaders Fund, Samsung NEXT as well as angels including Mark Pincus (Founder of Zynga), and Andy Hertzfeld (Co-Inventor of the Macintosh) and Mike Krieger (Co-Founder of Instagram).

Founders

Photo of founder Anand Agarwala Photo of founder Jinha

Anand Agarwala

Jinha Lee

Anand has a passion for 3D user interfaces and founded BumpTop after his Masters thesis became a viral hit, leading him to present it in a TED Talk. BumpTop was a pioneering 3D, multi-touch, physics desktop interface inspired by real desks. It was acquired by Google in 2010. At Google, Anand worked on early versions of Android and Google Photos.

Jinha developed award-winning 3D user interfaces at MIT, Microsoft, Samsung, and presented them at TED. His invention SpaceTop, a gesture-controlled 3D computer that allows a user to reach inside the screen, was the world's first AR desktop. He was named as one of the top 35 innovators under 35 by MIT Technology Review and one of the 32 greatest living designers by FastCompany.

Our Past Work

Man using BumpTop
BumpTop, 2006, Acquired by Google
SpaceTop in operation, showing 3D windows
SpaceTop, Presented at TED 2012
A music playing app using Material Design
Material Design, Google 2014