Matterport Appoints Google Cloud Executive As Vice President Of Solutions Engineering
Paul Thompson brings more than 20 years of experience in providing innovative technological solutions to lead a new global engineering team
Matterport, Inc., the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world which has entered into a definitive agreement to enter into a business combination with Gores Holdings VI (NASDAQ: GHVI, GHVIU, and GHVIW), today announced the appointment of Paul Thompson as Vice President of Solutions Engineering. Paul will lead Matterport’s new global solutions engineering team which will engage with partners and customers to help them design and build unique offerings using Matterport’s spatial data and industry-leading 3D digital twin technology.
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Paul brings over 20 years of experience working in solutions engineering, particularly cloud and geospatial technologies. He built Google’s first specialist Cloud Sales Engineering team to provide expertise in machine learning, big data, networking and security as part of the sales process. Additionally, Paul served as a Technical Strategist in Core Infrastructure for Google’s Cloud platform and was previously Global Head of Sales Engineering for Google Maps.
“As the trend to digitizing buildings continues, individuals and businesses are engaging with buildings and spaces in entirely new ways,” said Jay Remley, Chief Revenue Officer of Matterport. “Paul’s strength in delivering large-scale cloud and geospatial technologies will drive better experiences for our customers, as they generate unprecedented insight and value from physical spaces. Paul will also support a growing ecosystem of Matterport integrations which deliver highly customized experiences across numerous industries.”
Last week, Matterport publicly launched its Platform Partner Program for businesses looking to create and monetize apps and integrations with its market-leading platform. In the last six months, more than 50 partners have signed up to access Matterport’s developer tools, and the platform’s expanding ecosystem of developer partners has created a rich library of apps, add-ons, customizations, and management tools, which multiple industries can leverage to enrich and customize any Matterport digital twin based on their unique needs and use cases.
Matterport’s expanding ecosystem offers developer partners programmatic access to its powerful digital twins to customize and extend the immersive 3D experience, add new functionality, and tap directly into the rich spatial data behind every space to analyze and generate new property insights for a single space or a large portfolio of buildings. Matterport digital twins include spatial, dimensional, structural, and rich contextual building information, as well as 3D mesh data, 2D HDR imagery, point clouds, and panoramic photospheres.
Founded in 2011, Matterport has defined the spatial data category for the built world with its market-leading spatial data platform that transforms any space into an accurate and immersive digital twin. Matterport provides highly customized solutions for customers and partners across multiple verticals to more effectively access, manage and utilize their Matterport digital twins to deliver greater value. Businesses can leverage Matterport’s spatial data library to build integrations with anonymized spatial, dimensional, photographic, and contextual property data of over five million digital twins, as well as 3D mesh data, point clouds, and panoramic photospheres. Companies can either integrate digital twins or spatial data into their solutions, or create application layers and add-ons on top of digital twins to customize or extend their capabilities.
Hundreds of thousands of customers around the world have brought more than five million spaces online to date with the Matterport platform to more effectively access, manage and utilize them. The company has extended its market reach beyond residential real estate to include multifamily and commercial real estate; architecture, engineering and construction (AEC); retail; insurance and restoration; travel and hospitality; and facilities management. Matterport primarily operates under a recurring revenue Software as a Service model, and has grown its subscriber base by more than 500% from the first quarter of 2020 to the first quarter of 2021.