GrabCAD

  • GrabCAD’s Workbench Aims To Ride The Hardware Renaissance

    GrabCAD’s Workbench Aims To Ride The Hardware Renaissance

    GrabCAD is pushing out a significant update to its Workbench product, adding a raft of new features that it says now makes it a complete platform for what it calls Collaborative Product Development (CPD) and the ideal tool to help hardware startups and other small to medium-sized hardware companies. In other words, the startup is keenly positioning itself to ride the hardware renaissance. Read More

  • Fanboys Rejoice, GrabCAD Gets Mechanically Engineered For Android

    Fanboys Rejoice, GrabCAD Gets Mechanically Engineered For Android

    GrabCAD, the online community and cloud-based collaboration tool for mechanical engineers and other stakeholders involved in designing physical products, is adding Android to its arsenal today. Like the company’s existing iOS offering, the Android app enables users to view any of the 200,000 or so 3D models shared by the GrabCAD community, as well as access files stored privately. Read More

  • GrabCAD Raises $8.15M From Charles River Ventures, Yammer Co-Founder & Others For Its ‘GitHub For Mechanical Engineers’

    GrabCAD Raises $8.15M From Charles River Ventures, Yammer Co-Founder & Others For Its ‘GitHub For Mechanical Engineers’

    GrabCAD, which offers an online community and cloud-based collaboration tools for those involved in designing and building physical products, has raised an $8.15 million series B round led by Charles River Ventures, with participation from new investor David Sacks (co-founder of Yammer and former chief operating officer of PayPal), and existing investors Atlas Venture, NextView Ventures… Read More

  • Mechanical Engineering Community GrabCAD Grabs $4 Million

    Mechanical Engineering Community GrabCAD Grabs $4 Million

    GrabCAD, which operates a community for (and founded by) mechanical engineers, where they can share knowledge and collaborate on CAD models, projects and whatnot, has raised $4 million in Series A to add to its its $1.1 million seed round from back in June 2011. The Series A round was led by previous investor Matrix Partners; the firm’s David Skok will be taking a board seat. Other… Read More

  • Seedcamp Week 2011 – meet the finalists, the winners and one good Samaritan

    Seedcamp Week 2011 – meet the finalists, the winners and one good Samaritan

    As I wrote last week when Seedcamp made a flurry of announcements, including fresh funding and ambitious plans for international expansion, I spent some time in London last week to get acquainted with a bunch of interesting European startups. Below is an overview of all 20 Seedcamp Week 2011 finalists, starting with the 3 (well, actually, 4 winners). But first, it’s worth noting that… Read More

  • Mechanical Engineering Marketplace GrabCAD Raises $1.1M

    Mechanical Engineering Marketplace GrabCAD Raises $1.1M

    Mechanical engineering community GrabCAD is announcing $1.1 million in seed funding today, from Matrix Partners, Atlas Venture, Next View Ventures and angels John McEleney, Alex Ott, Angus Davis and Jon Stevenson. Founded in 2009, GrabCAD is like an oDesk or an eLance specifically for mechanical engineers, with the added benefit of offering a free CAD model library. Boston-based and with a… Read More

  • GrabCAD flicks the monetization switch, launches marketplace

    GrabCAD flicks the monetization switch, launches marketplace

    GrabCAD, the open source CAD (computer aided design) library and engineering community, has flicked the monetization switch with the launch of its CAD services marketplace. Harvesting the talent of its 1,000 engineer-strong community, the marketplace connects those engineers with anyone in need of technical drawings and CAD-related services, promising a 24-hour turnaround and a flat fee of $30… Read More

  • GrabCAD secures €256k for its open source 3D library and CAD marketplace

    GrabCAD secures €256k for its open source 3D library and CAD marketplace

    GrabCAD, an open source library for CAD (computer aided design) engineers, has secured €256k of angel funding from the Estonian Development Fund and telecommunication technology company Astrec Baltic (owner of Motors24.ee) with the aim to become “the world’s leading web environment for CAD engineers within three years.” Founded by Hardi Meybaum and Indrek Narusk, GrabCAD… Read More