Rapid Liquid Print, a Mountain View, Calif.-based maker of 3D printers for elastomers,, raised a seed funding round of undisclosed amount.
The round was led by BMW i Ventures with participation from MassMutual through the MM Catalyst Fund (MMCF).
The company intends to use the funds to develop their 3D-printing solutions to expand within existing customers and into new customers with additional applications and materials.
Rapid Liquid Print (RLP) brings the benefits of 3D printing to elastomers with a revolutionary gel-printing technology that uses industry-standard materials, such as soft rubber, silicone and foams, to produce soft, flexible products without retooling or post-processing.
The company has an exclusive license from MIT for technology originally developed in MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab.
The team includes:
- Founder & CEO, Schendy Kernizan, who previously co-directed and managed researchers and students at MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab to deliver projects for the likes of Google, BMW and Steelcase.
- Co-Founder & CTO, Bjørn Sparrman, who managed the technical operations at the MIT Self-Assembly Lab and, since RLP’s 3D printing technology’s inception, led the charge for its development.
- co-founders Skylar Tibbits and Jared Laucks – both Directors at MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab.
They work directly with companies around the world on applications including automotive components, aviation, furniture, home goods and medical devices.