Physna CEO Paul Powers

Physna's Vision

Over 70% of the economy is centered around physical goods, but less than 1% of software is capable of handling 3D data. Physna was founded on the principle that computers should be taught to “think” in 3D, and accurately describe the real, 3D world around us. By enabling 3D models to be treated and analyzed like other code, Physna’s technology bridges the gap between the physical world and digital world of software. By democratizing the ability to design, interact with and analyze 3D models of the world around them, more people will have the ability to create and drive innovation in product design, 3D printing, augmented and virtual reality, gaming, healthcare and beyond.

Our History

We originally developed Physna to protect product designs from theft. Our company evolved into what it is today: The world’s leading 3D geometric deep learning software technology.

  • 2015

    Paul Powers and Glenn Warner founded Physna

  • 2018

    CEO Paul Powers is named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list

  • 2019

    Physna receives Series A funding from Drive Capital

  • 2020

    Physna launches Thangs, a 3D Model Community.

Leadership Team

Paul Powers CEO and Co-Founder

Paul founded Physna in 2015 with the vision of digitizing the physical world. Paul was the founder of Zoozler, a digital development agency. He was recognized by Forbes in 2019 in the 30 Under 30, and has presented on stage at TEDx, StartUp Grind and Startup of the Year at SXSW.

Dennis DeMeyere CTO

Dennis joined Physna from Google, where he was technical director in the office of the CTO for Google Cloud. He led Google’s G Suite product strategy, strategic planning and commercial product management. He is also co-founder of the Foundation for Second Chances, a non-profit organization that helps maximize the potential for children in Los Angeles.

Board Members & Advisors

Mark Kvamme Board Member

Kvamme is co-founder and partner at Drive Capital, a leading investment firm focused on funding innovative technology companies in the Midwest. Prior to establishing Drive Capital in 2012, he was a general partner at Sequoia Capital in Menlo Park, California, where he led investments in top technology companies including LinkedIn and MarkLogic.

Jason Warner Board Member

Warner is the CTO of GitHub, where he leads the company’s product, engineering, security and support teams. Prior to joining GitHub, he was the VP of Engineering at Heroku.

Mike Wenger Board Member

Wenger is currently the Global Sales Director at UserTesting, an on-demand human insight platform. He has over 25 years of executive sales experience at IBM, SAP, Oracle, PTC and others.

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