3DPrintler Launches An Investment Fund For 3D And Other Tech

By on April 9th, 2016 in Corporate

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You might recall 3DPrintler as being a powerful search engine for costing potential 3D print services, but now they’re branching out into another area: 3D print investments. 

The company already has operations beyond the search engine, including 3DPonics, a system for producing hydroponic gear using 3D print technology and 3DCreative.ly, a 3D modeling package. Now it seems they’re looking to build their portfolio by investing in new ventures. 

Specifically, they’ve allocated USD$100,000 to spend on startups in the areas of not only just 3D printing and scanning, but also  AI, Virtual/Augmented Reality and Robotics. 

If successful, applying companies will receive between USD$5,000 to USD$25,000 in funding for their venture. 

Yes, these are VERY small amounts, but the idea here is that they’re providing very early stage funding, in what they term “pre-angel” funding. In other words, it’s money to see if you can get your project started. 

Of course, 3DPrintler will take ownership of a to-be-determined portion of the venture, but that’s how investing works. 

According to 3DPrintler’s Michael Golubev: 

It’s out-of-the box thinking on how to spend it to grow the 3Dprintler eco-system and find new talent or new blood.

The 3DPrintler portfolio grows. 

Via 3DPrintler and 3DPrintler

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!