Japanese 3D Printing Startup Kabuku Lands $6.1M Series A

Kabuku, a Tokyo-based startup that explores new uses for 3D printing, plans to expand around the world after raising a $6.1 million Series A round. The company runs Rinkak, an online marketplace that lets makers upload their 3D printed designs and sell them directly to consumers.

The funding was led by Global Brain, Dentsu Digital Holdings, and Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance. Kabuku’s Series A follows a $3.3 million seed round it announced just three months ago.

Kabuku’s goal is to find new methods and applications for 3D printing in a different industries. Its initiatives have included the Open Road Project, a partnership to create customized components for Toyota i-Road vehicles, and another service that prints interchangeable parts for Olympus Air cameras. The company will use its new capital to expand its sales and marketing into new countries.