Kabuku Inc., has announced the closed a $750 million JPY (6,2 Mio. US$ or 5,7 Mio. €) Series A round, led by Global Brain Corporation, Dentsu Digital Holdings, Inc., and MITSUI SUMITOMO INSURANCE Venture Capital Co., Ltd for accelerating growth globally.
This follows the company’s $200M JPY (1,6 Mio. US$ or 1,5 Mio. €) Seed Round that was invested in by 3 companies; CyberAgent Ventures Inc., NISSAY CAPITAL CO., LTD., and FUJI STARTUP VENTURES, INC., for developing the infrastructure of the Rinkak marketplace in 2014. Upon closure of the transaction, the company also appointed its new external director of the board, Jun Yamada (the former chairman and president of Qualcomm Japan). The newly elected board member will apply his diverse background and experience in helping guide Kabuku’s objective of being the recognized and unquestioned leading digital fabrication platform among 3D printing profession.
Since its founding in 2013, the company has innovated how manufacturers and individual creators apply digital fabrication technology. This year, Kabuku has co-developed 3D print customized vehicle parts with Toyota Motor Corporation for their Open Road Project, co-designed Loft Lab 3D Figurine Studio with The Loft Co., Ltd., introduced a show case of 3D prints with high-end CMF services for Olympus Air, and exhibited its craftsmanship series at the Autodesk Pop-Up event in Tokyo. In addition, its cloud based 3D printing manufacturing management service is recognized as the leading tool in boosting 3D printing efficiency.
The company will use the funding to further expand their sales and marketing activities to address the global market demand for higher quality and more flexibility to achieve its ultimate business vision of Digital Fabrication to the People.