3D Printing Company Finds Investor on ABC’s Shark Tank
You Kick Ass was able to develop a technology that takes a 2D image of a face and turns it into a 3D model. This model can then be brought into a 3D printer, where the customers face is printed and attached to a superhero body, thus the name “You Kick Ass.”By utilizing 3D printing You Kick Ass was able to capture all the details in a customer’s face and take advantage of the benefits 3D printing brings to producing low-volume complex end-use parts. After providing an overview of the concept and their technology, Founders Alesia Glidewell and Keri Andrews looked for a cash investment and guidance from of one of the sharks. They found it in investor Mark Cuban. Cuban, having an extensive background in technology and seeing the value in both 3D printing and proprietary 3D printing software, agreed to $100,000 for a 10% stake in the company.
“We went with Mark because we felt he would be a great partner,” explained Andrews.
“He really seemed to understand that we were a technology company and he gave us what we asked for. I couldn’t be more excited.”
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