8th Wall is on a mission to make AR content accessible to all. Founded in 2016 and headquartered in Palo Alto, California, the spatial computing company is best known for bringing augmented reality to the mobile web, and has powered experiences for brands including Lego, Miller Lite, British Gas, Toyota, Heineken, and Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
8th Wall’s game-changing software makes it possible for interactive augmented reality content to work on all smartphones within the browser, no app needed. For the first time, brands and developers can offer both markerless and marker-based AR experiences on their websites and as advertising units.
The technology gives people instant access to this immersive media as easily as they would view a photo or video. From breaking news stories, to e-commerce sites, to brand activations, 8th Wall makes AR compatible with the world’s most immediate source of information: the mobile web.
Meet the Founder
Erik Murphy-Chutorian founded 8th Wall to address a huge pain point in software development: integrating state-of-the-art computer vision and machine learning into software development.
"So much of the technology required for mobile augmented reality (AR) was being discussed in academia, but few commercial apps were taking advantage of it," says Erik Murphy-Chutorian. "The issue was that too few developers had the tools to integrate the required computer vision technologies into their apps."
Erik has deep expertise in computer vision, imaging infrastructure, data analysis and full-stack/mobile product development. Prior to founding 8th Wall, he worked at both Facebook and Google as an engineering manager and senior staff software engineer respectively, leading the initiatives behind a number of key projects on Google Images and Google Photos. Erik holds a Ph.D. in computer vision from the University of California, San Diego and a BA in Engineering Physics from Dartmouth College.