Braemar Energy Ventures Invests in 3D Printing innovator Voxel8
December 16, 2014
For Immediate Release
Venture firm backs the creator of the world’s first multi-material 3D electronics printer capable of printing embedded electronics and other novel devices.
NEW YORK (December 16, 2014) Braemar Energy Ventures (“Braemar”), a leading venture capital investor in energy technology companies, today announced its investment in Voxel8 (“The Company”), creator of the world’s first multi-material 3D electronics printer capable of printing embedded electronics and other novel devices.
Voxel8, founded by Dr. Jennifer A. Lewis, Wyss Professor of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, is commercializing a new platform for 3D printing including functional materials, printing hardware and intelligent software. The company enables designers and engineers to create products with embedded 3D electronics for the first time. Dr. Lewis and her team are building on the foundational patents previously generated at The University of Illinois and Harvard University.
“Voxel8 is pushing the limits of the design and manufacturing of electronic devices with a 3D printing platform that enables users to move beyond the prototype printing phase. The company’s technology enables the mass customization of smart devices in new form factors without the cost and waste of the traditional supply chain,” said Dr. Jiong Ma, Partners at Braemar Energy Ventures, “Braemar is thrilled to support Dr. Lewis and her talented team in the early stages of Voxel8’s growth.”
“I am excited to leverage over a decade of research to transform the way devices are manufactured,” said Dr. Lewis, “Through the support of investors like Braemar, we are able to bring our ground-breaking technology to the mass market.”
Voxel8 will be participating in the Consumer Electronics Show from January 6–9, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV and can be found at booth #71726 in the Sands Exhibition Hall.
Founded in 2014 from Harvard University, Voxel8's sustainable, multi-material digital manufacturing technology is revolutionizing how footwear, apparel and related products are designed and manufactured. Voxel8's ActiveLab®solution digitally prints flexible elastomeric materials with on-the-fly tuning of mechanical properties, thus providing embedded functionality and high-resolution graphics in a no-tooling, manufacturing process. Voxel8 enables rapid product development to prototyping to production, allowing brands to react quickly to market trends and consumer demands in real time, and realize the potential for customization and local production. For more information, visit voxel8.com.
Voxel8 Media Contact
- Percy Chinoy
- Director of Business Development
About Braemar Energy Ventures
Founded in 2003, Braemar Energy Ventures is a leading venture capital firm focused on transformative energy-tech and related companies contributing to global sustainability and combating climate change. Using sector expertise and experience, Braemar aims to be an engaged partner with its portfolio companies to best help them navigate the path to significant global impact. For more information, visit braemarenergy.com or follow @BraemarEnergy on Twitter.