3D Scan-to-3D Print App Scandy Secures $1 Million in Seed Round

Scandy, the leader in 3D scan-to-3D print from mobile devices announced today that it raised a $1mm seed round to develop their application for the upcoming launch of the first phones equipped with embedded depth sensors and the Google Project Tango software. Callais Capital led the round along with angel investors from Louisiana, Texas and Maryland.

“We are delighted to have Callais Capital as an investor. They are committed to helping us take an early lead in the nascent mobile 3D scanning industry. We welcome Hal Callais to our Board,” said Charles Carriere, CEO and co-founder of Scandy.

“Scandy has an opportunity to define how users capture and consume 3D content. We are excited to be part of this tremendous growth opportunity,“ said Hal Callais, Managing Director and CIO of Callais Capital Management. “By allowing a user to create 3D content, share it on social media, and order 3D prints from the same application, Scandy has made 3D easy for the average consumer.”

Scandy recently launched its Scandy Sphere app which allows users to create 360-degree panoramas and order full-color 3D printed Scandy Spheres. The app is in the App Store for iOS and the Android app will be in the Google Play store by the end of April.

Scandy will be launching its Scandy Project Tango app in the fall, which will allow users to create, edit, and share 3D scans from phones equipped with depth sensors, and order full-color 3D prints of the scans.

Scandy is currently in discussions with sensor companies, phone manufacturers, and potential software and content partners. Want to get involved? Email founders@scandy.co.

“We are excited about the future of Scandy,” adds Carriere. “We are ready for the next generation of mobile devices and have our sights set on easy integration into the virtual reality space.”

Do you have 360-degree content you want to feature on Scandy? Are you interested in using a Scandy Sphere to promote your venue, music festival, or resort? Contact Scandy atpro@scandy.co.

About Scandy

Located in New Orleans, LA, Scandy creates software to allow users to capture, share, and print 3D content from mobile devices. For more information, please visit our website atscandy.co.

About Callais Capital

Callais Capital is a family office and independent investment manager based in Southern Louisiana. The firm serves as advisor to a diverse asset strategy mix comprised of fixed income, venture capital, private equity, and real estate project financing.


Source: http://blog.scandy.co/post/143063596606/3d-scan-to-3d-print-app-scandy-secures-1-million

Westpark Office Building in Algiers, once FEMA’s base, sells to local owners

The Algiers office building where FEMA set up shop after Hurricane Katrina is in the hands of new owners.  Westpark Office Building, just off General DeGaulle Drive, is now in the hands of local owners. Thomas Guinan Jr. and Harold Callais II bought the property from Hertz Investment Group. Parish records show the sale closed last week for an undisclosed amount.  The six-story, 109,000-square-foot office building was built in 1983 as the cornerstone of Westpark Office Park. Judah Hertz, a Los Angeles real estate investor, purchased the property in 2005 for $7 million. His company scheduled an auction for Westpark in March, setting the minimum bid at $4.9 million, but it failed to attract interested buyers.   Read more.

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune 8/19/15 

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