Shapeways, a NYC-based 3D printing service, marketplace and community, raised $30m in new funding.
The round was led by INKEF Capital with participation from Hewlett Packard Ventures and Presidio Ventures, the investment arm of the Tokyo-based Sumitomo Corporation, as well as current investors Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, Index Ventures, and Lux Capital. In conjunction with the funding, Robert Jan Galema of INKEF Capital joined Shapeways’ board.
The company intends to use the funds to invest in its community, continue to work on new features and materials for its platform, and boost its production environment and supply chain, which already includes two factories and many manufacturing partners.
Launched in 2008 by Peter Weijmarshausen, CEO and Co-Founder, Shapeways has 3D printed more than 2.5 million products, with 150,000 new designs uploaded to the website monthly. Of the 620,000 community members, 30,000 sell their products on the marketplace.
The company also has factories and offices in Eindhoven, Long Island City and Seattle.