Scandy, a New Orleans-based 3D printing company, has just announced a $1 million seed round, led by Callais Capital based in Thibodaux, Louisiana. The company is a leader in 3D scan-to-3D print from mobile devices.
The round of funding will be used to develop their application for the upcoming launch of the first phones equipped with embedded depth sensors and the Google Project Tango software.
“Scandy will be launching its Scandy Project Tango app in the fall, which will allow users to create, edit, and share 3D scans from phones equipped with depth sensors, and order full color 3D prints of the scans,” said the startup.
“Scandy has an opportunity to define how users capture and consume 3D content. We are excited to be part of this tremendous growth opportunity,” said Harold Callais, Managing Director and CIO of Callais Capital Management. “By allowing a user to create 3D content, share it on social media, and order 3D prints from the same application, Scandy has made 3D easy for the average consumer.”
Scandy launched in March 2015 as the Shutterfly of the 3D printing world, putting custom prints in the hands of consumers and making 3D printing readily available to the public.
This past October the startup launched the Scandy Sphere, enabling users to 3D print spherical panoramas of images. The company is bringing digital images into the real world with the 360° sphere. The Scandy Sphere app is in the App Store for iOS and the Android app will be in the Google Play store by the end of April.