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  • Formlabs raises $35M Series B, announces Autodesk partnership

    Formlabs raises $35M Series B, announces Autodesk partnership

    Formlabs is shaping up to be something of a rare bright spot in a world of desktop 3D printers. While plenty of other devices have come and gone, failing to live up to the promise of consumer electronics’ Next Big Thing, the company’s pro-level technology has continued to pique the interest of hobbyists and prototypers alike. A couple of months after picking up an online 3D… Read More

  • Glowforge raises $22 million to popularize its 3-D laser printers, catalog of materials

    Glowforge raises $22 million to popularize its 3-D laser printers, catalog of materials

    Of all the ways to make a 3-dimensional object, 3D printing is still the freshest, whether what’s involved is plastic extrusion, milling away wood or metal, or the spinning of cells into functional living tissues. Now, a company that makes a desktop laser cutter and engraver for home or office use, Glowforge, has raised $22 million to start mass production of its devices. The startup… Read More

  • Seaboard RISE maker ROLI raises $27 million in Series B led by Foundry Group

    Seaboard RISE maker ROLI raises $27 million in Series B led by Foundry Group

    I first saw the ROLI Seaboard GRAND backstage at a show during SXSW 2013. Someone had tipped me that some startup was showing off a strange new piano that let the player bend its keys like a guitar string. It was strange and rubbery and fascinating — a silicone piano that made it possible to manipulate keys beyond the standard press. The company has grown a fair deal in the… Read More

  • Mattermark raises $7.3M at a $42M valuation to expand its B2B search and analytics tools

    Mattermark raises $7.3M at a $42M valuation to expand its B2B search and analytics tools

    Mattermark, a startup that mines and crunches public Internet data to provide investors, sales teams and others with search tools and other business intelligence, has raised another $7.3 million in funding — a Series B round that values the company at $42 million. The new cash injection will be used to hire more talent; and to keep expanding the product with better analytics for… Read More

  • Enterprise SaaS Marketplace AppDirect Raises $140M Series E Round Led By J.P. Morgan

    Enterprise SaaS Marketplace AppDirect Raises $140M Series E Round Led By J.P. Morgan

    AppDirect makes it easier for enterprises to buy cloud services from the likes of Box, Google, Symantec and others (and serves as a kind of referral service for these businesses). The company today announced that it has raised a $140 million funding round led by J.P. Morgan. All of the company’s existing institutional investors, including Foundry Group, iNovia Capital, Mithril… Read More

  • Glowforge’s 3D Maker Machine Now Available On Pre-Order

    Glowforge has flipped the switch to on for pre-orders of its 3D laser printer. Makers can now purchase the machine in advance on the Seattle-based startup’s website starting today. The Glowforge 3D printer isn’t really a 3D printer, but a laser cutter. It’s confusingly described but actually cuts into and reduces material to make objects from plastic, leather and the like… Read More

  • Social Marketer Unified Raises $30M Round Led by iHeartMedia

    Social Marketer Unified Raises $30M Round Led by iHeartMedia

    Unified is announcing that it has raised $30 million in Series B funding, plus a $10 million credit facility from Silicon Valley Bank. That sounds like a nice chunk of change, but equally noteworthy is the fact that the equity funding was led by iHeartMedia (the radio and digital media company formerly known as Clear Channel). The two companies previously announced a strategic partnership… Read More

  • Foundry Group Is Providing Free Housing To Techstars’ Detroit Program

    Foundry Group Is Providing Free Housing To Techstars’ Detroit Program

    Startups participating in Techstars Mobility have a new option for housing: Foundry Group purchased a lovely house in the Cass Corridor neighborhood. Believe it or not, there’s actually a real estate crunch in downtown Detroit. Sure, houses are a dime a dozen in Detroit, but it’s tough finding a nice house in a nice neighborhood with like-minded people. And this house is free for… Read More

  • LeadPages Announces $27M In Series B Funding

    LeadPages Announces $27M In Series B Funding

    Today LeadPages announced it has raised a $27 million Series B round, led by Drive Capital with participation from Foundry Group and Arthur Ventures. LeadPages allows a user to create a custom landing page, all backed by a suite of digital marketing tools designed to drive conversion rates on the page. Since the company launched in January 2013 they have worked with over 35,000 customers… Read More

  • Foundry Group Backs Fashion Inspiration Startup Looklist

    Foundry Group Backs Fashion Inspiration Startup Looklist

    Looklist has raised a small seed round to build out its “inspiration engine” for fashion and hair. I know, I know, this sounds a bit like a bunch of other fashion startups, not to mention one of the main reasons people use Pinterest. But founder and CEO Shaz Sedighzadeh said there’s really no good place to find curated images and search through through them based on factors… Read More

  • Backed By $3.5 Million, SnowShoe Debuts Clever, Plastic “Stamps” That Unlock Content On Mobile Phones

    Backed By $3.5 Million, SnowShoe Debuts Clever, Plastic “Stamps” That Unlock Content On Mobile Phones

    Imagine being able to touch a toy figurine to your phone’s screen in order to see the character transported into your video game, or touching another small piece of plastic to the phone in order to unlock exclusive content, like a new video or iTunes download. A startup called SnowShoe has developed technology that does just this – it has created clever, plastic… Read More