Top 10 VC-Funded Hardware Companies That Got Their Start Via Crowdfunding


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2. Formlabs

Headquarters: Somerville, Mass.

President: Max Lobovsky

Partial List of Backers: DFJ Growth, Pitango Venture Capital, Innovation Endeavors

Formlabs was funded in 2012 by Kickstarter backers, who pledged $2.95 million to the 3-D printer maker.

Fast-forward to the following year, and Formlabs raised $19 million in a Series A round led by DFJ Growth.

The company's Form 1+ printer package, which includes software and one liter of resin, sells for $3,299 and is expected to be delivered next month.




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