3D printing is hands down the most exciting space in the contemporary tech scene. In a city of underdogs, the 3D printing outfits are the most underdog of all. Also, they’ve got cool hardware, just try Makerbot.
But hold on, because Shapeways isn’t just another 3D printing company. Sure, their business works by printing out customer submitted design. They’re also based in the Netherlands. This geographic difference isn’t going to keep Shapeways from changing in a big way though thanks to a generous funding round led by Index Ventures and Union Square Ventures.