Total Equity Funding
$9.4M in 1 Round from 1 Investor
Most Recent Funding
$9.4M Series A on August 31, 2007
San Francisco, CA
Media Machines is a San Francisco-based company that develops 3D virtual worlds creation tools.
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Company Details


Media Machines is a San Francisco-based company that makes 3D virtual worlds creation tools. It has a lot of serious experience with 3D web technologies with its founders taking influential roles with the evolution of 3D web content and graphics. Most notably, co-founder Tony Parisi is credited with inventing 3D graphics on the web. The company is re-focusing on virtual worlds creation tools given the recent successes with virtual worlds like Second Life, Habbo Hotel, Club Penguin and others.

Recently, the company even decided to raise a Series A round of funding to help ramp up its 3D world tool Flux Studio and other creation tools. The Flux Studio 2.1 tool lets developers create virtual worlds, objects and characters. It can also used to create content for Google Earth, Google Maps and Google Sketchup.

As for virtual world users, they have an end user product called Flux Player 2.1, which is a web browser plug-in for virtual world and 3D web content interaction and viewing. They also have a Virtual Gallery that lets developers post their recent work for community commenting and discussion.

Other 3D virtual world player tools include Pivoron Player.

BS Editor, SwirlX3D Editor, X3D-Edit are auxiliary offline VRML/X3D modelling tools made by competitors.

Funding Rounds (1) - $9.4M

DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Aug, 2007$9.4M / Series A1

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Series A (Lead)-

Current Team (2)


Products (2)

  • The Flux Player 2.1 is free, web browser plugin player for virtual world content. You can view all the posted developer work in the Virtual
  • Flux Studio 2.1 is a great tool for creating web browser-based 3D virtual world content.

News (13)

Nov 3, 2015virtual-presence.org - Virtual-Presence.org
Sep 4, 2007The Alarm Clock - Media Machines raises 9400000 in venture round
Sep 3, 2007Gigaom - 3D Games Software Firm Media Machines Gets $9.4 Million First Round
Aug 31, 2007PE HUB - From the Filings...
Oct 27, 2006Extreme Tech - 3D Online: Browser Plugins and More
Oct 27, 2006Extreme Tech - 3D Online: Browser Plugins and More
Oct 27, 2006Extreme Tech - 3D Online: Browser Plugins and More
Oct 27, 2006Extreme Tech - 3D Online: Browser Plugins and More

Competitors (1)

  • Creates platforms that empower people to create, share, and monetize their own virtual experiences

Offices/Locations (1)

  • Office

    San Francisco, CA


Past Team (1)


Images (1)


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