The 3D printing company trinckle 3D GmbH, based in Hennigsdorf near Berlin in Germany, has completed a financing round. In this process, it gained KfW Bankengruppe and redpartners gmbh as new investors. A business angel also came on board as a new investor in addition to the existing shareholder BFB Frühphasenfonds Brandenburg GmbH. The latter has made use of its conversion rights from a subordinated loan and will therefore continue to hold a 15% stake in trickle.
trinckle, which was founded in January 2013, gives its customers quick and easy access to the 3D printing market. Its "3D Printing Enterprise Solutions" offer a range of "Software as a Service" (SaaS) solutions that provide support for modern 3D printing companies during the entire process: from the creation of individualised 3D models to manufacturing.
After the first financing round at the beginning of 2014, another € 700,000 of fresh capital is now flowing into the company. This amount will be used to expand the SaaS area and to market the trinckle Product Customiser.
"Our flagship product, known as the 3D Product Customizer, makes good on one of the biggest promises of 3D printing: personalised products for everyone," said Florian Reichle, the co-founder and managing director of the company. "Thanks to the customizer, customers can individually configure or design static products without any special expertise. With our 3D printing technology, customers can also manufacture individualised products cost- efficiently."
"trinkle's services are already marketable and thus give customers access to the market in a quick and easy manner," added Dr Jan Alberti, the responsible investment manager at bmp Beteiligungsmanagement AG. "As the manager of BFB Frühphasenfonds, bmp already identified trinckle's potential last year. We are all the more pleased that the company has developed outstandingly in the last 18 months and that it has acquired other renowned investors. We are convinced that trinckle will gain a substantial share of the 3D printing market."
Source and top image: trinckle 3D GmbH