We are excited to share today’s news from UpWest Labs portfolio company uMake as they announce an additional $5.2M in financing, which will be used to further disrupt the multi-billion 3D design market. You can read the full announcement here.
The 3D market has seen an explosion of interest on the back of new hardware to create and experience it, from 3D cameras and VR headgear through to 3D printers; and a raft of popular content that has taken advantage of this. Today, uMake, is announcing $5.2 million in funding to fuel development of what it claims is the industry’s first cloud-based mobile 3D sketching app.
“On desktop you may find similar approaches but it’s not that common and can be expensive,” said CEO Eviathar Meyer.
The round was led by BlueRun Ventures, with participation also from UpWest Labs, Brian McClendon, and Noam Bardin.
Based in San Francisco and Israel, uMake has already made a little splash: before even releasing its app, uMake was featured in Apple’s keynote when it debuted the Pencil and the iPad Pro. Then, when uMake released its eponymous app in the App Store earlier this month, it immediately appeared as an editor’s choice.