FORM 1: An affordable, professional 3D printer

A project in Cambridge, MA by Formlabs

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An affordable, high-resolution 3D printer for professional creators.
Backers: 2068
Average Pledge Per Backer: $1425

Funded: $2,945,885 of $100,000
Dates: Sep 26th -> Oct 26th (30 days)
Project By: Formlabs
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Formlabs went from a Kickstarter campaign two years ago to a company with 80 employees in its recently expanded Somerville headquarters. (Read More)

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After Kickstarter, High-Res Form 1 3D Printer Maker Formlabs Bags $19M Series A To Keep Building

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Formlabs, an MIT Media Labs spin-out and maker of the high resolution Form 1 3D printer – which came up on Kickstarter (where it pulled in nearly $3 million in crowdfunding) — has closed a $19 million Series A, led by DFJ Growth. Pitango Venture Capital and Innovation Endeavors also participated in the round, along with “many returning angel investors”. (Read More)

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