Who Is Funding 3D Printing Startups?

Posted by on Jul 17, 2016 in 3D Printing, Business, Investing, Metal 3D Printing, Startups

Who Is Funding 3D Printing Startups?

HP Tech Ventures VC Investing In 3D Printing, Virtual Reality And Internet Of Things HP Tech Venture’s goal will be to invest in and help nurture tech startups in the most advanced technology and communication fields. It will focus mainly on strategic Series A deals in five key areas: immersive experiences (augmented and virtual reality); smart machines (home and commercial robots); the Internet of Things; and finally 3D printing and the broader 3D ecosystem of hardware, software, and materials. READ MORE   GE Ventures Investing In 3D Printing Startup Desktop Metal, a Lexington startup that aims to create an affordable and efficient metal 3D printer, has disclosed that it has landed $52 million in total funding from investors including GE Ventures and Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures. According to its website, Desktop Metal is “the effortless way to go from 3D (computer-aided design) to robust metal parts.” Its 3D printers claim to build complex parts “beautifully and at a price that makes it attainable by every design and manufacturing team.” READ MORE   The Top 10 Investors In 3D Printing Who is funding the startups? By virtue of being an angel investor Kima Ventures positions itself in such a way that it makes more smaller investments, thereby arguably explaining why it has invested in so many new 3D printing startups. Having said that, if you’re a 3D printing entrepreneur you should probably give them a call. READ MORE   Why Do Top Funds Choose Proto Labs Over Other 3D Printing Stocks? When it comes to picking the leaders in the 3D printing industry, see why top-performing fund managers are placing their bets on Proto Labs over 3D Systems, Stratasys, ExOne and even tech giant...

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3D Printing Your Idea Into Startup Reality – 3D Printing News

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in 3D Printing, Media, Startups

3D Printing Your Idea Into Startup Reality – 3D Printing News

Founded in 2012 by a team of engineers and designers from the MIT Media Lab, Formlabs made history when it launched a record-breaking $3M Kickstarter campaign.   3D PRINTING NEWS 3D Systems said it would challenge an arbitrator’s decision that it must pay $11.2 million to a co-founder of a company it acquired. READ MORE   Avi Reichental, who as been at the helm of 3D Systems for over a decade, has stepped down from his position as CEO. “I am deeply grateful to have had the opportunity to lead and build this fine company for the past 12 years, and I am excited about its future,” said Reichental. – See more at: http://www.tctmagazine.com/3D-printing-news/avi-reichental-steps-down-from-3d-systems/#sthash.m5zikWmf.dpuf READ MORE JOIN THE ASSOCIATION OF 3D PRINTING When you invest in the Association of 3D Printing and 3D Printing Ventures at the highest levels, you are investing in a vision for the future of 3D Printing, a vision you help create. JOIN...

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3D Printing Startups to Watch at Upcoming Inside 3D Printing Competition

Posted by on Oct 10, 2015 in 3D Printing, Startups

3D Printing Startups to Watch at Upcoming Inside 3D Printing Competition

Some interesting 3d printing startups to watch… 3DPrinterOS is the world’s first operating system for 3D printers. Many enterprises, schools and service bureaus already use their cloud-based 3D printing management platform to prepare, fix, securely store, and stream 3D designs to 3D printers with data tracking and analytics. AstroPrint is the android for the 3D printing industry, with software that is compatible with eighty percent of desktop 3D printers and makes them incredibly simple to operate. Savvy Society is a fashion brand that allows girls to design and wear custom 3D printed fashion accessories. Girls become their own fashion designers, but also learn about lightweight CAD design, as well as about 3D printing. READ MORE Use the discount code CHANNEL for 10% off Inside 3D Printing Santa...

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3D Printing Industry Investments Ripe For Investors

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in Business, Investing, Startups

3D Printing Industry Investments Ripe For Investors

3D Printing Industry Set to Explode: 3 Promising Picks The 3D Printing industry seems to be on the brink of major transformation, with expanding end markets, influx of players and burgeoning applications for the technology. We believe that as 3D printing begins to permeate across more sectors, the time is ripe for investors to enter the arena and ride the impending wave of growth. READ FULL ARTICLE     “Digital Cobbler” Feetz Walks Off With $1.3 Million for 3-D Printed Shoes Feetz Inc., a Tennessee-based startup that calls itself a “digital cobbler,” as it makes custom footwear with 3-D printers, has raised $1.25 million in seed funding to begin offering its goods to consumers, the company said. READ FULL ARTICLE     Metal 3D Printing Startup MatterFab Raises $5.75 Million From GE Ventures MatterFab wants to change the way metal 3D printing is done by making the process more scalable and affordable. It’s raised $5.75 million in funding to continue to refine its 3D printing technology and get its printers onto the production lines of industrial manufacturers. GE is an interesting investor, considering the manufacturer’s decision to adopt 3D printing for some custom parts was part of the inspiration for MatterFab’s founding. READ FULL...

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A New 3D Printing Venture

Posted by on Jun 8, 2015 in 3D Printing, Environment, Startups, Technology

A New 3D Printing Venture

More 3D printing technology investors are noticing the moves being made by Singapore in the 3D printing industry. Another name has been added to the list of investments, NanoSun, a startup company that has developed their own 3D printed water filtration system. They just got the investment of over 3 million US dollars from China Commerce Group for International Economic Cooperation. Big name and they mean big business. Why is this Chinese company so excited about this 3D printing company? Well, NanoSun has developed this 3D printed technology to act as a membrane that will treat waste that comes from the Qingdao Industrial Tech properties, covering over 20 square miles in Shandong. A filter that can treat the millions of waste water every year affordably is an amazing feat, especially considering how precious water is for an industrialized nation like China, whom struggles to keep up with unprecedented growth and loosely regulated industries running rampant. The 3D printing venture is the headliner for China’s national push to market their industrial waste water treatment plan. This venture will then pave the way for distribution of effective filtration products throughout the world, having a huge impact on the environment. 3D Printing Innovation that Inspires NanoSun has only been around for about two years and they have already developed so a great breakthrough technology through harnessing 3D printing. While traditional layer water channels battle with modern wastewater, NanoSun’s 3D printed layers are even equipped for water recovery. The 3D printed layers, which are fabricated at Nanyang, even keep going twice as long and are resistant to breakage, against bacterial and those with chemical properties. They even carry a flow rate of no less than ten times more than routine water filtration layers. What will show at Qingdao will be a moderate, yet compelling innovation that can transform dirtied and modern wastewater into a wellspring of clean water, without the era of auxiliary waste, which different existing frameworks have. We see incredible potential for creative innovation to succeed in China and past global adoption. There is an expanding interest for the business to treat wastewater better and quicker. Applying NanoSun’s innovation at an expansive scale will build the productivity of water treatment and diminish the effect of natural contamination. That is the reason why 3D printing angel investors are so excited about stories like these. Small companies doing big things, thanks to the incredible capabilities that 3D printing technologies bring to the table. The joint endeavor is required to further help NanoSun’s endeavors to build its scope of water treatment items to take care of mechanical demand. The start-up will likewise be working with different schools to grow new layers with inventive materials and procedures. ‘NanoSun innovation can’t be created without business investors. Numerous groups are water-focused on, confronting a deficiency of clean drinking water or contamination in their water sources. This is...

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3D Printing Investments in 3D Printing Companies – $10 Million Invested in 3D Printing Firm Ion Core

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Investing, Startups

3D Printing Investments in 3D Printing Companies – $10 Million Invested in 3D Printing Firm Ion Core

UK-based 3D printer manufacturer Ion Core Ltd, the company behind the Zinter PRO 3D Printer, has secured a funding investment of $10 million from Hedge Fund Managers Jonathan Bailey and BJ Eastwood, with the purpose of expanding production and sales throughout Europe and the United States. Ion Core Ltd is a relatively new company that currently sells only the Zinter PRO 3D Printer, which was launched in January 2014. According to Ion Core, the printer will be “a challenge” to MakerBot’s series of printers and 3D Systems’ Cube series. However, it’s $4030 price tag (compared to the approx. $1000 Cube for example) may suggest otherwise. “This investment allows us to really push the boundaries of 3D printing and get ahead of the major competitors,” said Dinan. We already have some amazing new products coming out later this year that will totally change the way people can design and manufacture in their own home.” Print technology: Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)/Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Build Volume: 200mm x 200mm x 200mm Filament Diameter: 1.75mm Number of Extruders: 2 Print Materials: ABS, PLA, Nylon, PVA, PC Software compatibility: Windows XP or greater, Mac OS X 10.6 or greater, Ubuntu Linux 12.10 or greater Connectivity: Standalone SD card and USB cable Summary The majority of specifications seem relatively similar if not slightly better than similar desktop printers on the market. However, there are existing comparable printers that use the higher quality SLA print technology and are also priced less. The M-One for example, which recently launched on Kickstarter, sold to its first ten backers for just $1699. Compare this with Amazon’s Best Selling 3D...

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