Profile of a Founder: Andrea Denaro of Nexa3D
The Tech TribuneThe Tech TribuneFebruary 4, 2021
An exclusive Tech Tribune Q&A with Andrea Denaro (co-founder and CMO) of Nexa3D, which was honored in our:
- 2021 Best Tech Startups in Ventura
- 2020 Best Tech Startups in Ventura
- 2019 Best Tech Startups in Ventura
Tell us the origin story of Nexa3D – what problem were you trying to solve and why?
I’m an expert in the customer experience industry, with more than 20 years experience within a variety of industries. In 2016, I met the other co-founders who were fascinated by fast growing 3D printing technologies. Joining our expertise, we converged on the idea that the full experience of 3D printing should be drastically improved to spread the diffusion and adoption of additive manufacturing. Companies like Formlabs were opening new waves of democratization, but the real barrier was speed, as it can enable new adoption models, new ways of working, and a completely new business model. Think about the mobile phone vs the iPhone, or broadband versus narrowband. When these innovations arrived on the market, nobody would have imagined the kind of disruption they activated. That was our aim – to change the game and bring disruption to additive manufacturing.
What was the biggest hurdle you encountered in your journey?
Generally speaking, we had to face many difficulties, but probably the first one was how to deal with investor expectation and R&D timing and costs. Strong guidance and leadership from our CEO Avi Reichental was key. From the beginning, we have been a very agile company, with a strong focus on key priorities with immediate reactiveness and adaptation to new scenarios
What does the future hold for Nexa3D?
We are just at the beginning of our journey – we aim to be the leader in our industry. We will focus on the vertical sector to bring focused disruption and we will soon open our technologies to a much larger audience.