3D-printing marketplace Shapeways raises a $30 million Series E. According to Gregory Kress, he is Shapeways CEO, “We can help them to market it and develop and sustain a small business.” “I see Shapeways shifting from delivering one niche of that customer experience to truly helping our creators from almost a platform perspective and allowing us to become a one-stop shop.”
“The capital will be used to accelerate company growth and launch additional services to support Shapeways’ overall vision to become the complete end-to-end platform helping creators’ design, make, and sell,’ regardless of 3D modeling experience,”
“We’ve just hit our ten millionth product printed, but we are just getting started; there is so much more to do,” he added. “We want to enable more creators to succeed, including supporting them through design services, manufacturing beyond just 3D printing, and helping them create small businesses.” Lux Capital partner Zack Schildhorn states, “The plan is to put this product creation engine in the hands of millions more, though more approachable and expansive services and Life-changing businesses will be built on this platform.” Their first project is “Design with Shapeways and Spring & Wonder for jewelry collection.
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