It’s been 5 years since we received your generous support on Kickstarter, which propelled us to where we are today. As we celebrate our 5th birthday, we wanted to share a bit about our story.
Our initial $2.344 million campaign on Kickstarter in 2013 still ranks #76th all-time on the platform for money raised
With 1.4 million units sold, 3Doodler is the best-selling 3D printing product of all-time, and gaining momentum with 500,000 unit sales coming within the last six months
We have not sought additional funding from investors
Five years ago this month, the 3Doodler was a mere concept. The idea was to simplify 3D printing, putting its power in the hands of anyone through a pen-like device that cost less than $100.
Enter Kickstarter, and a community of visionary early adopters. Relying on the power of the internet, and our hope that people would recognize the potential of the 3Doodler (or just want to have fun with it), we launched our campaign. The result was one of the most-funded technology Kickstarter campaigns to date, and a 26,000-strong community (26,457 to be exact) to propel the company journey.
During our 2013 Kickstarter, we raised $2.344 million to begin operations. When the 3Doodler was upgraded with a 2.0 version in 2015, an already avid user base responded by raising another $1.55 million in crowdfunding. We have never taken a dime of investor funding, instead relying on the Kickstarter community to find sustainability.
Under our parent company Wobbleworks Inc., more than 1.4 million 3Doodler products have been sold to date in over 60 countries, while no other 3D printing product has topped the million mark.
“ Under our parent company Wobbleworks Inc., more than 1.4 million 3Doodler products have been sold to date in over 60 countries, while no other 3D printing product has topped the million mark.“
From dresses, to wallets, vases, jewelry, robots, figurines and home improvement solutions, 3Doodler products offer unlimited opportunity for those holding the pen. The latest notable creation being a 6’6” inch replica of the Statue of Liberty that now lives in the company’s Manhattan headquarters.
Thanks to family-friendly price points, seamless ease of use and safety features ranging from temperature control to compostable plastics, 3Doodler is making 3D printing technology accessible for all. This includes more than 100,000 students at 5,000 schools worldwide through our line of Education (EDU) Kits and matching programs like DonorsChoose.org. Making 3D accessible to education is mission critical going forward.