Zach made the 40 under 40!
Zach Kaplan is sure we’re in the early stages of a third industrial revolution. There’s even a term for it—the “maker movement”—that’s seeping into the national dialogue. “I believe it’s going to be the largest source of net new job growth in the next two decades,” says the Northbrook native, spinning in his chair at the West Loop headquarters of his 12-year-old e-commerce company, Inventables.
An online hardware store that sells 3-D printers, laser cutters and the like to designers and tinkerers, the company has grown exponentially thanks to cheaper technology and the rise of the DIY culture. In three years, Inventables has nearly tripled in size: Its customer base has rocketed to 27,000 from 4,000, and Kaplan now employs 30. In 2013, he raised $3 million from Draper Associates and other investors. “This idea that you can make things at home instead of buying things off the rack is something he feels is happening,” says Richard Yoo, founder of Rackspace U.S., a cloud-based hosting company. “He shares it with whoever he can.”
Its weird – looking at this makes be think that an axial engine is more complex, but its actually mechanically much simpler…
My buddies at Samba TV are kicking some butt out there…
After screwing up its own numbers up earlier this month, Nielsen may now face a potential challenger in the television ratings arena. Samba TV announced on Wednesday a product which promises to reveal what the world is watching on television in real-time, something that’s never been done before.
What are McRib patties …:
F1 2013 vs 2014 sound comparison – Melbourne:
I really didn’t think it was possible anymore, but micro center has managed to build a cool computer store!