There are these certain days in the life of an entrepreneur. Special, weird, magic or just very unordinary days. Moments that lead to feelings and feelings that lead to thoughts. Thoughts, that lead to a decision, a decision which puts your life upside down. Unplanned, unexpexted and completely out of the blue. First you feel uncomfortable and unsure on one hand and totally excited and blown away on the other. Then you take a desision — a decision that leads to a new road , a new chapter, a new beginning.
I spent the last 7 years — helping to build and grow a amazing company -Httpool Group. Starting from a small CEE based, 4+Market Online & Mobile Advertising Provider in 2007 to building it to a globally operating 18+Market Cross Channel Adnetwork, focussing on Emerging Markets and covering every relevant advertising region with its Technology-, Product-Mix and Service offering. I have decided to leave Httpool Group on a daily operations level — as of April 1st 2014 to start a new chapter in my life. As Httpool cofounder, I will remain a proud shareholder of the company and will support Httpool Group wherever and however i can with my new ventures, current business portfolio and network in the months and years to come.
Being an entrepreneur by heart, i have been caught and infected by a “new” and most probably the most disrupting technology transformation since the industrial revolution — 3D Technology & 3D Printing. As kind as life has been to me — i have met amazingly smart dudes, who turned out to be true pioneers in this technology field(s), with a long and proven track record on both sides — scientifically and business-wise. We have recently incorporated a new company in the field of 3D Technology & 3D Printing, with an associated B2B and B2C product offering that has launched in Germany and Europe and will soon launch in the US and Japan.
Here i am today , March 31st 2014, my 37th Birthday — i am opening a new (entrepreneurial) chapter.
New Chapter : 3D-Technology & 3D-Printing.
With my new partners, i have incorporated a new 3D-Technology company — DOOB™ GROUP AG and we are just in the process of raising our first round of financing in order to scale the business internationally. We share the vision, that we are currently witnessing one of the most fundamental shifts in technology since the industrial revolution and we see endless opportunities for market disruption in many sectors. After observing the 3D Technology & 3D Printing Industry for the past years with huge excitement and anticipation, i am sure that this technology will fundamentally disrupt and transform the world as we know it today — especially physical and digital production processes will be revolutionised completely.
You can learn more on “Mass Customization” by visiting Prof. Frank T. Piller`s Blog and Website : http://www.mass-customization.de. Prof. Piller is an active member of our DOOB™ GROUP AG Advisory Board and a leading thinker and activist in this field. http://bit.ly/1gUYt8a . Follow Frank on Twitter here : @masscustom
I see amazing opportunities for our new company and am convinced that we can play a crucial role in shaping the development of these markets. I am sure that our integrated Technology & Process, in combination with our amazing team of Engineers, Scientists,3D-Developers & 3D-Artists and international Salesforce, will disrupt multiple industries and will help make 3D-Technology tangible and affordable to consumers in everyday life.
Why am i so sure ? Let me show you what the Market potential is :
3D Printing has been used for quite a while in the B2B Space — especially across Automotive, Aerospace and Med-Tech — in order to further automatise certain digital and physical production processes and to produce faster, cheaper and with greater efficiency and better product quality. Now we are slowly but surely entering the B2C and consumer space — with nearly infinite opportunities in terms of fast and efficient product development and attached digital and physical production processes.
And here we are : DOOB™ GROUP AG is born.
DOOB™ GROUP AG is a fully integrated, German 3D-Technology company. We aim to bring revolutionary 3D-Technology products and applications to consumers everyday life's.
We at DOOB™ 3D-Technology have developed one of the first fully integrated, scalable 3D-development and production processes. We combine our inhouse-developed Scanning-Technology- The DOOBLICATOR 3D Scanning System, Imaging-Software-Process and attached physical 3D Printing production into ONE efficient and fully integrated process. This enables us to deliver revolutionary, high-quality, 3D-products and applications at an affordable price range to consumers and marketers across the globe.
STEP INTO 3D here : http://www.doob-3d.com/en
With one of the worlds first Consumer 3D Flagship Stores- opened 2012 in Düsseldorf, Germany — and our DOOB™ 3D Retail Stores in New York City, Los Angeles and Tokyo, Shibuya — DOOB™offers consumers and businesses the production of personalised, life-like 3D-Figurines, to capture unique and special moments forever. Based on the DOOB™ 3D-Technology Suite, we scan (in less than 0.01 seconds) model, and 3D-print people, animals and objects in all forms , colors and sizes , ranging from 10cm to uber-lifesize objects.
STEP INTO 3D and see how the magic works . https://vimeo.com/108482833
We are super-thrilled that #DOOB™3D got covered in WIRED MAG this week. See how you can take your Selfie game to the next level :
Check out the DOOB™ 3D-Figurine Gallery and get inspired here : http://www.doob-3d.com/en/explore/doob-gallery
We at DOOB™ have developed one of the first fully integrated, scalable 3D-development and production processes including the worlds first, mobile 3D-Scanner based on Photogrammetry- the DOOBLICATOR™ 3D Scanning System. This enables us to deliver revolutionary, high-quality, 3D-products and applications at an affordable price range to consumers and marketers across the globe.
Our inhouse-developed “DOOBLICATOR — 3D-Scanning System” offers endless innovative communication opportunities for brands and marketeers across physcial and Virtual Reality worlds.. The DOOBLICATOR™ captures a person, animal or object within 0.01 seconds, with its integrated 54-point scanning technology and delivers the imaging basis for all further digital and physical production steps.
Revolutionary New Opportunities For Brands & Agencies in B2B & B2C
Having a 17+ yrs. professional communications backround myself , working for leading Agencies and Brands — i see amazing new opportunities for innovative, 3D Technology-based marketing and communication solutions. I am convinced that such, will dramatically change the game and disrupt the way agencies and brands communicate with consumers today. Based on DOOB™3D-Technology, we empower Agencies and Brands to deliver innovative and fully personalised communication and marketing solutions to its clients, across all communication channels, platforms and consumer touchpoints and have therefore founded a special and inter-disciplinary unit, that focuses on 3D-Innovation Marketing.
In order to learn more about how brands , marketers and retailers can leveage DOOB™-3D-Technology to engage consumers, drive qualified retail and online traffic and take marketing communications to the next level — please visit : DOOB™_USA latest project with UNIQLO_USA — The Selfless Selfie Project — http://theselflessselfieproject.com
Here is a great video of the The Selfless Selfie Project : http://bit.ly/1Afgnf9
Please find more amazing projects here : http://bit.ly/1LpXmu6
Based on our technology & process we see huge potential for diversification and verticals across a number of markets ( B2B & B2C) and attached applications in Med-Tech, Fashion, Casual Gaming & Series Gaming, Healthcare and many more…I am looking forward to explore creative opportunities with all of you and am open for your ideas, concepts and suggestions. Thank you for taking the time to read this post.
Come and STEP INTO 3D with DOOB™.
Miki Devic // Cofounder & CMO DOOB™
Learn more about DOOB™ here :
DOOB GROUP AG — http://www.doobgroup.com/en
DOOB 3D Stores STEP INTO 3D GERMANY — http://www.doob-3d.com/en
DOOB 3D Stores STEP INTO 3D USA — http://www.doob3d.com
DOOB 3D Stores STEP INTO 3D JAPAN — http://jp.doob-3d.com