In the Fall of 2010 we helped spin Shapeways out of Philips. At the time, the founders made a gutsy choice: relocating the company headquarters to New York City. They arrived here in a cold December with their families and little else. Since then it has been an amazing journey.
Here are just some of the achievements of the Shapeways team along the way: They launched production facilities in both Eindhoven and Long Island City. Last year Shapeway printed well over 1 million unique products and is now on track for 60,000 model uploads per month. Shapeways World Meetup day in February had meetups in 90 cities globally.
But the best is yet to come. Shapeways is working on many exciting initiatives such as making new materials available, speeding up delivery and further empowering creators and designers everywhere. We are therefore thrilled to announce a new round of financing for Shapeways led by Chris Dixon from Andreessen Horowitz. You can read more about it on the Shapeways blog.