Singapore-based 3D printer startup (feels like weeks since we last saw one!) Pirate3D has secured investment totalling nearly $0.5m from Singapore-based seed level funding group Red Dot Ventures. Red Dot is focused on Singapore-based high-tech startups in areas including ICT, Interactive Digital Media (IDM), MedTech, Nanotech, CleanTech, and Engineering. It is not clear whether the investment was made in bullion, sovereigns or bank transfer.
Founded by a trio of friends (Brendan, Roger and You Jun) who decided that the suit and tie wasn't for them, Pirate3D has a simple sounding mission: 'To build and provide the EASIEST to use 3D printer on the market and also to place one of these machines in every single home for everyone to experience the fun of creating your own things.'
Details are limited at this stage and I don't even know what sort of tech the printer will deploy (but for simplicity you have to imagine it will be extrusion, right?) how much it will cost, if it's actually any good etc, so for now I'll point you to the company's website — landlubbers need not apply. Possibly.