About Us

3D avatars from a selfie. Enabling new forms of augmented reality and personalized gaming experiences.

Pinscreen is a Los Angeles-based computational imaging company founded by USC Professor, Hao Li, and Frances Chen in 2015. We’ve developed the first technology that allows anyone to create and animate their own personalized 3D avatars using a single input photograph, right on your phone.

Backed by Lux Capital, Colopl NEXT, and Softbank, we're a team of world-class computer vision/AI researchers, visual effects experts, product designers, game developers, and artists bringing a new form of augmented reality experience and cutting-edge human digitization technology to consumers. Our goal is to make mobile communication more immersive, engaging, and fun.


Our Team


  • Lux
  • Softbank
  • Colopl