Hungarian startup Shapr3D secures $6.5 million series A funding

Shapr3D, the Budapest-based producer of a 3D CAD modeling app for the iPad Pro, has announced a $6.5 million Series A funding from top European early-stage venture capital firms Point Nine and Creandum (one of the original investors in Spotify). To date, Shapr3D has raised a total of $7.3 million in funding over four rounds, Crunchbase reports.


Founded in 2015 by István Csanady, Shapr3D is a direct modeling tool with an intuitive 3D modeling user interface on a tablet device. It is easy to learn and easy to use. Perfect for engineers, industrial designers, jewelry makers, 3D hobbyists, architects. Shapr3D is a freemium app. All modeling tools are included in the free app, people can pay only when they need to transfer models to other software. The highest-rated CAD in the App Store, Shapr3D offers all the necessary features to provide an unforgettable creative process.

The company will use the investment to advance its CAD software and open new European office locations. Into account, Shapr3D has more than 220,000 followers on Instagram and 40,000 on Facebook.

István Csanády, the CEO and founder of Shapr3D, said:

“I came up with the idea for Shapr3D because I could see the urgent need for a 3D modeling application that is intuitive and easy to use on the move. I believe that if you are using a tool for 8-10 hours a day, it should fundamentally be better than what is on offer to designers today. We all want consumer-like apps at work, and sub-standard experiences just aren’t acceptable anymore. My generation, in particular, simply won’t tolerate bad software, and the CAD software world hasn’t changed in three decades.”