MacroFab has announced a $2 million seed round of funding led by Techstars Ventures. The company will use the funds to grow its team and expand the software and manufacturing capabilities of the platform, including turnaround on turnkey prototypes in as little as 24 hours.
“The traditional manufacturing process is broken,” said Chris Church, founder and CEO of MacroFab. “Third parties drive prices up while unnecessary complexities cause confusion for new businesses. We are solving what has previously been a disjointed process. By building the products in-house, MacroFab is able to eliminate excess costs and minimize overhead. This backing will allow us to hire the additional development talent needed to expand the software capabilities of our platform.”
MacroFab is solving the frustrations small businesses have with prototype production by making small-batch manufacturing easier and more affordable.
Through MacroFab, hardware startups can upload their designs, get an automatic quote, and order prototypes or production runs through the online cloud-based platform.
The Houston-based company is dedicated to providing complete transparency through an interactive manufacturing operations platform, allowing entrepreneurs total control over their product from design to customer delivery.
These unique service offerings allow startups to test new products and markets without the capital risk of having to do large manufacturing runs, providing a holistic approach with the rapid turnaround necessary for a startup.
In addition to the funding, MacroFab announced the addition of Jason Seats, Managing Director of Techstars in Austin, to its board of directors.
“Cloud-based software is improving the complex processes in traditional manufacturing,” Seats said. “Companies like MacroFab are evolving the industry and setting a higher standard into the emerging eco-system for manufacturing new hardware. MacroFab’s platform gives hardware companies a better way to manufacture products, save time and money, and bring control and transparency to the entire process.”
For more information on MacroFab and to experience its interface first hand, visit macrofab.net.
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