SOLS Raises $1.75 Million To Make 3D-Printed Shoe Insoles Both Sexy & Mainstream

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Kegan Schouwenburg had been looking for the product that could help take 3D printing technology to the mainstream, and ended up finding inspiration in an unexpected space: orthotics. Now co-founder and CEO at SOLS, the former Director of Operations and Industrial Engineering at 3D printery Shapeways is working toward solving everyday problems involving foot pain and uncomfortable shoes with custom 3D-printed insoles which promise both a perfect fit and improved performance.

SOLS is also announcing it has closed on $1.75 million in seed funding, in a priced round led by Lux Capital, with participation from RRE, Rothenberg Ventures, Start Garden, Felicis Ventures, Grape Arbor, Silicon Badia, Terawatt Ventures, Funders Guild, Expansion VC, ALM and other angels. The round actually closed in December, says Schouwenburg, but the company didn’t publicize that news until recently.

388902v2-max-450x450ALM (Advanced Laser Materials) of Austin, Texas, is SOLS’ strategic investor, and is helping with the development of…

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