Shapeways, a NYC-based 3D Printing marketplace and community, raised $30m in Series C financing.
The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from existing investors Union Square Ventures, Index Ventures, and Lux Capital. Chris Dixon, partner at Andreessen Horowitz, will join the company’s board (read here what he said about the investment on his blog).
The company intends to use the funds t grow its team, build more factories, and continue to develop its technology platform.
Led by Co-Founder & CEO Peter Weijmarshausen, Shapeways provides a 3D Printing marketplace and community to make, buy, and sell custom and personalized products ranging from iPhone cases and jewelry to functional parts.
Shapeways.com includes 10,000 shops, which are run by independent designers who sell their products to customers around the world.
To date, over 1,000,000 3D-printed products and 60,000 new designs have been uploaded every month.
A spin-out of the lifestyle incubator of Royal Philips Electronics, the company has offices in Eindhoven and Seattle.