Shapeways Funding: $30 Million from Andreessen Horowitz, Chris Dixon to Join Board
Shapeways Funding Grows by $30 Million
Shapeways, a leading 3D printing marketplace, has just announced a new round of funding led by Andreessen Horowitz. Partner Chris Dixon will join the Shapeways board of directors.
CEO Peter Weijmarshausen revealed the news on the Shapeways blog:
Today marks a milestone for Shapeways. On behalf of the Shapeways team, we are truly excited to announce a new round of financing of $30 million led by Andreessen Horowitz, with Chris Dixon joining our executive board. Our existing investors – Union Square Ventures, Index Ventures, and Lux Capital – also participated in this round.
All of our investors believe, like us, that 3D printing has the potential to completely change the world. With this funding, we will grow our team, build more factories around the world, and solve challenging technology problems. Though many people have heard about 3D printing, we have a ways to come. We will make our service much easier to use. We will explore the frontiers of 3D printing materials, enabling YOU to make and purchase any product imaginable.
Shapeways also published this infographic.