Tagged: 3d printing

Manílife Peanut Butter & Candy Mechanics 3D Chocolate Celebrate Sweet Success on Seedrs

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Looking for that mid-afternoon sweet investment? ManíLife peanut butter and Candy Mechanics 3D chocolate brand are both currently overfunding on Seedrs. At this writing, ManíLife has raised over £437,030 for 16.56% equity, blowing past its initial £300,002 goal. Pre-valued at £2,201,698, UK-based ManíLife aims to brings craft culture to peanut butter. Created… Read More

What Went Wrong: Creator of Micro 3D Printer Provides Perspective on Tiko 3D Failure

“Tiko 3D: Another crowdfunding fail, as backers money goes down the drain.” Tiko 3D is the second most-funded 3D printer on Kickstarter ever —the first being M3D who launched the Micro consumer 3D printer back in 2014.  M3D raised $3.4 million on Kickstarter from over 11,800… Read More

The Rise & Fall of Tiko 3D Printer. Creator Puts Company “on Standby”

Kickstarter Campaign for 3D Printer Collapses After Raising Nearly $3 Million This is a cautionary tale of rewards-based crowdfunding. As we reported earlier this week, Tiko 3D printer has been in limbo for some time. Most backers (16,538) had not received their printers and many… Read More

Over Promise & Under Deliver. Will Tiko 3D Printer Become the Next Zano – Like Kickstarter Failure?

There was a brief period in crowdfunding history where 3D Printers were quite the rage. Thousands of backers pumped millions of dollars into all sorts of iterations of the now ubiquitous 3D printers. Of course today the sector is intensely competitive. Just hop on over… Read More

Kickstarter Alum Wiivv Secures $4 Million During Series A Funding Round & Acquires eSoles

Bionics company that creates custom 3D printed gear, Wiivv, announced on Wednesday it not only raised $4 million in Series A funding, it also acquired eSoles, a custom insoles manufacturer. This news comes just one year after securing $235,054 from 2,765 backers through Kickstarter for its 3D printed insoles, BASE. According… Read More

Brief: Glowforge Announces Total Sales Amounts For 3D Laser Printer Are At $45M

On Tuesday Seattle-based desktop laser company, Glowforge, announced it received $45 million in total sales for its highly anticipated 3D laser printer. This news comes less than a year after the company secured $28 million during its self-running crowdfunding campaign and just a month after… Read More

Brief: Kickstarter Alum Fuel 3D Announces New 3D Scanning Products at CES 2016

On Wednesday, 3D startup Fuel3D announced that it will be showing several key developments from its R&D activities at CES 2016. At the event, Fuel3D is set to show some of its new developments and showcase its scanning platform for a variety of potential applications. The products are… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Skriware Simplified 3D Printing, Bolo Rolling Knife & Mokacam Super Small 4K Camera

After two years of designing and building, the Skriware 3D printer is ready to go.  And so what? There are tons of 3D printers on the market today. Head on over to Amazon and search and hundreds of printers show up. 3D printing is nearly… Read More

Pirate3D Tells Supporters it Needs More Money as Most Backers Have Never Received their Buccaneer

Pirate3D has officially walked away from The Buccaneer printer project (for now). The 3D printing device first appeared on Kickstarter in 2013 and quickly gained nearly $1.5 million from 3,520 backers setting the pace for multiple 3D printer projects to follow. Estimated delivery for early backers?  February… Read More

My Mini Factory Launches Seedrs For 3D Printing Social Media Platform

My Mini Factory, an independent curated social media platform for 3D printable objects, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise 500,000 for expansion and new business strategy. The platform, which was founded in June 2013, currently has a user base of 80,000… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: The Coolest Sunglasses, PUGZ Wireless Earbuds & FABTotum Returns with Updated Desktop Factory

Hawkers, based in Madrid, wants to “disrupt” the sunglass market.  Thinking Warby Parker? So am I. But once you dig in a bit, and then you look at their price, you may come to the conclusion they are on to something a bit different. Most… Read More

North Drinkware Used 3D Printing to Save Money to Launch their Super Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

North Drinkware set out to raise a mere $15,000 on Kickstarter for its Mt. Hood glassware.  The idea was pretty simple.  Create a 3D replica of Mt. Hood and form it in the bottom of pint glasses.  I will bet a good number of people… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Imperial Sphericator Turns Food Into Pearls, Freaks3D is a Portable 3D Printer & Livid’s Mobile Music Maker

For this week’s Crowdfunding Mailbox we have Imperial Sphericator, a device that transforms your food into “caviar”; Freaks3D, the worlds “first” portable 3D printer; and Minim, a pocket sized wireless instrument for music creation. 3D printing is pretty common today. It was not that long… Read More

3D Printing Community Pinshape Seeks $500,000 on Fundable For 3D Printable Model Repository Expansion

Pin shape, a 3D printing community and marketplace, recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Fundable to raise $500,000 so that it may continue expansion of its printable model repository. Pinshape provides a global platform that is dedicated to any consumer that is looking to find and download… Read More

Kickstarter Alum Pirate3D Forms Partnership With Australia’s Oceania Distribution

Pirate3D announced a relationship with Digital3D, an Australian company based out of New South Wales that specializes in Digital Design products. Digital3D is now authorized as an Oceania distribution partner for Pirate3D, bringing Pirate3D products including the Buccaneer and the Pirate3D Printing Ecosystem, to resellers throughout… Read More

Kickstarter Alum Fuel3D Secures Investment From IQT For 3D Scanning Technology Development

Fuel3D, a developer of 3D scanning solutions, today announced a strategic investment and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT), the not-for-profit investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC). The investment will allow Fuel3D to further… Read More

Montreal Startup Mosaic Manufacturing Hits Kickstarter With New 3D Printer Technology The Palette

This morning, Montreal-based Mosaic Manufacturing launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $75,000  for its new product,The Palette. The Palette is a technology that transforms virtually every 3D printer on the market into a multi-color printer, and allows existing machines to create functional electronic parts. Mosaic designed the device… Read More

Indiegogo Alum New Matter Raises $6.5M in Series A Funding

New Matter, a leader in consumer 3D printing, announced today the close of its Series A Funding round of $6.5M. Alsop Louie Partners led the round, with other notable investors including Arden Road Investments, Biotechonomy, Dolby Family Ventures, First Round Capital, Idealab and frogVentures, the investment arm… Read More

3Doodler 2.0 Becomes Kickstarter’s Most Successful Hardware Sequel As It Surpasses $1 Million in 10 Days

3Doodler 2.0, the reinvented model of the world’s first 3D printing pen, today became the first hardware product on Kickstarter to hit over $1 million in a second ‘sequel’ campaign. 3Doodler 2.0 smashed its Kickstarter goal on Thursday the 15th January, raising over $1 million in funding from the Kickstarter community in… Read More

Update: 3Doodler 2.0 Scores Over $400,000 in Four Days; Announces New Accessory

Earlier this week, WobbleWorks, the creators of famous 3D pen 3Doodler, debuted its second generation during a new crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. Seeking to raise only $30,000 for the new device, the startup has already received $410,000 thanks to nearly 3,100 backers. Now the WobbleWorks team has… Read More

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