Mixed Dimensions, a technology company focused on delivering software solutions across all 3D hardware platforms, recently closed a new US$4 million round of funding led by veteran Silicon Valley investors Alsop Louie Partners and Dolby Family Ventures. Existing investors, including original investor Silicon Badia, participated in this round, joined by Draper Athena and others.
Founded by Baha Abunojaim and Muhannad Taslaq, the company plans to use the funding to accelerate development of new technology and features while continuing to add key talent in order to more aggressively advance its market share.
Mixed Dimensions recently announced a major partnership with Thingiverse.
The firm raised its first round in 2012, led by Silicon Badia.,“We saw two extremely talented and hungry entrepreneurs who loved 3D and loved gaming. Supporting this exceptional team was a nobrainer
…” commented Namek Zu’bi, Managing Partner at Silicon Badia.
In 2013, with the advent of 3D printing, the company saw the potential to solve one of the major obstacles to the ubiquitous use of 3D printing while paving the way for 3D printing to unleash its full potential.
Taslaq explains, “We looked at 3D printing and realized that everything was getting better in the space except the software: the hardware, the material science, the supporting ecosystem, the printing services were all improving. But all of this breakthrough innovation lacked the most important part—bridging software between content and printers. Everyone stood still, so we stepped into the void and paved the way”.
Mixed Dimensions is currently focused on two products: MakePrintable a Cloudbased verifying, healing, and repairing tool for 3D Printing, and GamePrint, a tool that enables gamers to capture, personalize, and 3D print gameplay moments.
“MakePrintable is the only fully automated 3D repair technology that incorporates the target printwhether
scale, printer, or material specs…” commented CTO Abunojaim, “We don’t just focus on repairing files but also optimize the print by reducing the overall time, material, and cost needed.”
Commenting on the round, Gilman Louie stated, “I am excited to be joining Mixed Dimensions as its chairman. The power of MakePrintable is in its ability to turn any 3D renderable object into a printable object. This will be a core capability of any 3D printing system.”
As part of this financing, Pascal Levensohn of Dolby Family Ventures joined the Mixed Dimensions board of directors. “Mixed Dimensions’ highly differentiated 3D printing solution will accelerate the commercial development of the entire 3D printing ecosystem across all hardware platforms,” Levensohn asserted.
Mixed Dimensions, a San Francisco based 3D printing software developer, envisions a world where everyone can seamlessly 3D print physical objects without worrying about all the issues that prevents files from being printed. Mixed Dimensions offer solutions that bridges between the virtual world and the physical one.
Mixed Dimensions began its life in 2009 at the iPark incubator at the Princess Sumaya University for Technology in Amman, Jordan. Taslaq and Abunojaim started Mixed Dimensions with the goal of building technology at the intersection of 3D software and gaming, two areas of technology they loved.