makerist Raises Seed Funding

makerist_logomakerist, a Berlin, Germany-based online crafting school raised seed funding of undisclosed amount.

The investment was made by Backers included High-Tech Gruenderfonds.  

The company intends to use the funds to to increase the production of video classes and customer acquisition.

Co-founded in June 2013 by Axel Heinz and Amber Riedl, makerist offers video classes for all things handmade – knitting, sewing, crochet, with further categories such as patchwork and cake decorating to come over the next 6 months.
The online learning experience is enhanced though the use of close up shots, as well as perspective and detailed grafic effects..

Its Facebook fan pages Strick Café, Näh Café, DIY Café ‚ and makerist provide daily inspiration to a community of over 70,000 fans with feedback such as comments, links, and messages that help the company execute its strategy and the content of upcoming classes.

It is also backed by TA Ventures, and Studi-VZ founder Michael Brehm.



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