August 22, 2021
3D Websites

⚾ The Elevator Pitch:

The first website went live in 1991, which you can view here. Not much to miss, just some plain text and hyperlinks.

Muse, the “Squarespace” for 3D websites”, is rethinking the way we navigate pages.

Muse makes 3D websites that users can walkthrough. Flat 2D boxes are replaced with galleries, and buttons are replaced with clickable gadgets on the walls. Muse even utilizes audio-spatial cues, so videos get louder as you walk towards them. Best of all, it’s no-code!

Check out demo site

👇 The Drop Down

School: UCSB, Loyola Marymount University
Founded: 2020
Stage: Seed
Tech trend: Websites
Traction: 4 paying customers including A$AP Rocky and Prime Studious; 130+ users
Team - Winner of 8+ hackathons, previous founders
Benjamin Ha - Co-Founder
Alex Shortt - Co-Founder
BONUS: Pitch deck

🔍 Our analysis

  1. 🔥 VR without the headsets
    The 3D website experience is powerful. I found myself staying on the photographer’s demo site for way longer than I would have on a Squarespace’d website. What we love is a VR experience without the headset (which has notoriously bad consumer adoption). We’re keen to see exact metrics on how much longer Muse sites retain users than traditional sites.
  2. 🌱 NFT and other potential
    If you didn’t know, NFTs are the new hottest thing in the art community. Muse thinks their sites are the next go-to for selling digital art. Art pieces on the demo sites already render beautifully. The interactive digital showcase muse has creates an unrivaled selling experience.
  3. 🔧 Is it practical?
    While the Muse experience is great, 3D websites lose some functionality (e.g., quick navigation). Additionally, Muse may be hard to surf for inexperienced users.

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