Japanese corporate venture arms back 3D printing business Kabuku


Japanese flag poleThe corporate venture arms of Japanese businesses Fuji Media and Cyberagent have led a $2m Series A financing round for 3D printing company Kabuku.

Cyberagent Venture led the round, which also included backing from Fuji Startup Ventures and Nissay Capital.

Kabuku said it planned to use the funding to back its existing services and push for globalisation.

The business allows users to simplify their production processes by uploading their own 3D requirements, Kabuku said.

It said, “As already seen in the smartphone business, any developers can sell their own applications simply by uploading to the platform.

“Similarly in the manufacturing world, kabuku will create scenes where anyone can easily manufacture, sell and ship their own products simply by uploading 3D data.”

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