AstroPrint is best-in-class software for 3D printers. We are quickly replacing the antiquated software of 3D Printers to become the platform that controls and distributes content to every 3D printer.
We are doing for the 3D Printing industry what Microsoft did for the computer industry and what Android did for the phone industry.
Printers that 4 years ago cost $5K now cost $500. Hardware has improved dramatically but software is still antiquated and highly complex. This is the primary issue holding desktop 3D printers from reaching mass adoption.
AstroPrint licenses software to 3D printer manufacturers in the same way that Microsoft licenses Windows to computer manufacturers. This software makes any 3D printer easy to use, allowing manufacturers to sell to non-technical people.
The software also connects printers to our cloud platform (“AppStore”) where users can find millions of 3D models by using a simple point and click interface.
Leadership helped build and evangelize the SymbianOS which was deployed in 100M+ smartphonesMay, 2018
Locked licensing deals with five 3DP manufacturers (in only two months)May, 2018
51,000 3D Printer owners using our software (4000 new users in the last month)May, 2018
Users have printed over 850,000 3D Prints and 16 tons of plasticMay, 2018
Two fully-funded Kickstarter campaigns. The second campaign funded in just three hoursOctober, 2017
Opened European office (Spain) to advance global sales and product R&DOctober, 2016
One 3D Printer manufacturer estimated it would cost $3M+ and take 3 years to develop in-house a platform similar to what AstroPrint is today. Because AstroPrint will continue evolving, their software would still be 3 years behind AstroPrint, leaving them with a second-class offering. Any competitor that has adopted AstroPrint software will always have a better offering than they could provide internally.
We learned from the computer and smartphone industries that developers will only build for the top two platforms on the market. This is why phones only have two predominate platforms (iOS and Android) and computers only have two predominate platforms (MacOS and Windows). The 3D Printing industry will follow suit, ending up with one closed platform and one open platform. AstroPrint is on track to be the clear-market-winner as the open platform for the 3D Printing industry.
With the closing of five B2B deals in the previous eight weeks, we feel like we've hit a solid product/market fit. Funds will be used to expand global B2B sales efforts and fund continued product development.
General investment risks apply.
Due to SEC regulations, this funding opportunity is only available to accredited investors.