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Shapeways announces a new round of funding! [message #66720] Tue, 23 April 2013 13:19 UTC Go to next message
avatar natalia  is currently offline natalia
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Hi everyone

Today marks a major milestone for Shapeways!

On behalf of the Shapeways team, we are REALLY excited to announce a new round of financing, led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from our existing investors – Union Square Ventures, Index Ventures, and Lux Capital.

All of our investors believe, like us, that 3D printing has the potential to completely change the world. With this new investment, we will make Shapeways much easier to use and we will continue to explore the frontiers of 3D printing materials, enabling YOU to make and sell any product imaginable.

Since launch, Shapeways has grown so much. This would not have been possible without our community - you guys are what makes us great!

As we embark on this next phase in our company's journey, we wanted to take this opportunity to look back at how far we've come... Check out our blog for the full inside scoop.

Thank you for being a part of this incredible journey!! We can't wait to keep going forward together!

Natalia and Bart

[Updated on: Thu, 29 August 2013 10:45 UTC] by Moderator


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Re: Shapeways announces a new round of funding! [message #66821 is a reply to message #66720 ] Wed, 24 April 2013 22:00 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Brilliant, great Smile


Does that mean that Shapeways' systems will be updated so that customers have a choice of currency and rejections will be based on published rules, or shall we need to keep on wasting time conveying to your team that models do fall within guidelines and that Our customers orders should be reinstated because of an untrained operator?

Cheers,
Paul
Re: Shapeways announces a new round of funding! [message #66862 is a reply to message #66821 ] Thu, 25 April 2013 14:43 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar natalia  is currently offline natalia
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Hey Paul,

Yes! We are working on currency right now actually, stay tuned. As you can imagine its a complex financial integration, but it's getting there Smile

Thanks for your kind words,

Natalia


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Re: Shapeways announces a new round of funding! [message #66897 is a reply to message #66862 ] Fri, 26 April 2013 09:50 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Awesome Smile
Can't wait

Thanks Paul
icon14.gif  Re: Shapeways announces a new round of funding! [message #66924 is a reply to message #66897 ] Fri, 26 April 2013 17:23 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar GADesign  is currently offline GADesign
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Congratulations !

I'd love to see a small portion go to :

1. Better looking shop widget for embedding in our html website (api is too much for me)
2. Custom discount codes for our shops
3. Prototype discount / express service

At leats pick one of those Razz


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Flexible material on sight? [message #67678 is a reply to message #66720 ] Thu, 09 May 2013 05:20 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar loreleisantos  is currently offline loreleisantos
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Yay!!!

Are the frontiers of new 3D printing materials encompassing the realm of flexible ones?? I can't wait to have rubber-like materials to print my designs on Shapeways! Sometime in May maybe?
Rolling Eyes

Re: Shapeways announces a new round of funding! [message #73228 is a reply to message #66862 ] Sun, 18 August 2013 02:55 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Ray_Zhou  is currently offline Ray_Zhou
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Hi, Natalia,
This is great news for shapeways.
And it's great to see you last time in your new office during the meetup. I hope to see more of your new materials, and maybe more and more machines to produce much faster for us.
I wonder how many more machine you're planning to add to your factory here? Will you organize another tour to your factory in NYC soon?

Great to meet everyone last time, say hello to Beekey and Ben ( I want to ask him more about the statistics!)


Design in mind, while still learning to put it out onto the paper.

 
   
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