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Makerbot

What
A manufacturer of desktop 3-D printers.

Disrupting
Traditional manufacturing.

Source: makerbot.com

Headquarters: Brooklyn, N.Y.
CEO: Bre Pettis
Year Founded: 2009
Number of Employees: N/A
Funding: $10 million
Key Investors: Foundry Group, Bezos Expeditions, True Ventures and RRE Ventures

Vital Stats

  • Controls 25 percent of 3-D printer market
  • More than 15,000 MakerBot 3-D printers in use
  • Makerbot's Replicator 2 retails for $2,199
  • MakerBot's Thingiverse website features more than 28,000 downloadable projects
  • Pandora's printer: 3D-printed human organs and weapons could one day be mass-produced
  • Claims to be only company to ever introduce physical product at SXSW conference
  • CEO Bre Pettis previously was an art teacher in Seattle public schools, co-founder of hacker collective NYC Resistor and introduced the blog at Etsy's marketplace

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