Location: 1355 Market St #488, San Francisco, CA 94103, San Francisco, California, United States United States
Stage: Revenue generating
Number of employees: 6-15
Funding history:
- Date: 08/2014, Seed: undisclosed amount (post valuation: undisclosed amount).
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Model your world
San Francisco, California, United States United States

TRNIO is building the best 3D content creation software for turning still images into high-resolution 3D models. The TRNIO iOS app turns any iPhone into a high-resolution 3D scanner. Founded by a world-class team of engineers, our advanced software is delivering revolutionary possibilities for 3D imaging, 3D printing, gaming, and virtual reality.

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Company description

Our goal is to deliver the best 3D imaging technology in the palm of your hand. We've built a community of over 10,000 users without any current marketing. Our technology will be an integral component of the future expansion of 3D imaging, 3D printing, and virtual reality. 


  • Jan-Michael Tressler
    Jan-Michael Tressler | Founder
    Graduate of Berkeley (MS Robotics) & University of Chicago (MBA). Lockheed Martin, Novellus, Solyndra, and Trnio. 12-years experience in robotics
  • Gary Balleisen
    Gary Balleisen | Founder
    Serial entrepreneur with multiple product development successes.
  • kelton brandt
    kelton brandt | Founder
Business model

TRNIO combines mobile 3D content creation, 3D content sharing, and social networking to provide users with a platform to easily create, consume, and share 3D content.  

Our current use cases include:

  • Scanning of faces to instantly create photo realistic avatars for gaming or social media 3D selfies.
  • Democratizing content creation for 3D printing and VR.
  • Radically reducing content creation costs for 3D printing, and VR.
  • Increasing conversion on e-commerce by offering 3D models of every product. 


Competitive advantage

Technology across entire 3D value chain

Through our advanced technology, TRNIO captures the entire 3D media value chain from creation to distribution.  While our competitors focus on single components of the 3D media value chain, TRNIO offers a unique platform that allows users to seamlessly create, share, and consume 3D content along any and all domains of the 3D media value chain.  

Hardware agnostic

TRNIO’s cloud-based software was designed to be hardware agnostic in order to offer our users consistent and uncompromised quality across all hardware devices. 

Software modularity

We built TRNIO with the future in mind.  Our software modularity allows us to add new functionalities and innovations.