Autodesk Creates $100 Million Fund for Internet-of-Things Startups – Venture Capital Dispatch – WSJ.
Autodesk Inc., whose 3-D design software is used in manufacturing, architecture, construction and entertainment, is launching a $100 million venture fund as part of a new effort called Forge.
Some highlights and more:
August 2014 – “Autodesk to Acquire Internet-of-Things Company SeeControl“.
In October 2014, Autodesk launched a $100 million fund called the Spark Investment Fund to support 3-D printing. – more (with mention of HP doing more in 3D printing in 2016).
Parallel to all this Autodesk has Spark – “Spark is Autodesk’s open platform for connecting additive manufacturing.” (we used one here).
Ok, so Autodesk is investing and building up a portfolio of IoT and 3D printing with their software likely powering it as the goal, makes sense.