Company Name: Layer AI
Location: San Francisco, CA
Sector: AI-Powered Productivity Tools for Gaming Companies
Funding Details: Raised $1.8M in seed funding
- Backers: Jim Payne via Breakpoint Capital, Akin Babayigit, Michele Attisani, Dilpesh Parmar, The Games Fund, The Games Syndicate, GFR Fund, Laton Ventures, 500 Global, Elena Silenok, Taimur Rashid via Recursion Venture Capital, Devoted Studios
- Purpose of Investment: Expand operations and development efforts
Leadership: CEO, Volkan Gurel
Product: Creator-first, enterprise-ready tool for professional art creation in the gaming industry
About: Layer AI specializes in providing AI-assisted canvas tools for artists in the gaming industry. Their technology enables artists to generate images that reflect their unique art styles and iterate on these images efficiently. Currently focusing on perfecting 2D generation in mobile and AAA gaming, Layer AI plans to expand into generating spine and sprite animations and eventually into 3D workflows. The company also intends to integrate its tools into non-gaming sectors like marketing and advertising, continually improving style-consistency and reducing redundant workflow overheads for artists.
Future Plans: Development of spine and sprite animations from text, images, and other animations; expansion into 3D workflows; integration into non-gaming sectors.