Kabuku, Inc., a Tokyo, Japan-based 3D printing startup, raised $750m JPY (approx. $6.1m) in Series A funding.
The round was led by Global Brain Corporation, Dentsu Digital Holdings, Inc., and Mitsui Sumituno Insurance Venture Capital Co., Ltd. Upon close of the transaction, the company also appointed Jun Yamada (the former chairman and president of Qualcomm Japan) as new external director of the board.
The company intends to use the funds to further expand their sales and marketing activities.
Founded in 2013 and led CEO Masahiko Inada, Kabuku provides enterprises and digital creators with a cloud based 3D printing manufacturing management service that combines hardware, software and design.
This year, the company co-developed 3D print customized vehicle parts with Toyota Motor Corporation for their Open Road Project, co-designed Loft Lab 3D Figurine Studio with The Loft Co., Ltd., introduced a show case of 3D prints with high-end CMF services for Olympus Air, and exhibited its craftmanship series at the Autodesk Pop-Up event in Tokyo.