With Angled we have taken the product development process and reduced its cost from 10,000's of dollars to make it free.
Bringing a product to market has always been a gamble. A big one. You would see an opportunity, and then you would go through a months-long process to prepare the design, purchase molds, ship in inventory, design packaging, get distribution, figure out marketing, and then finally launch.
That process of manufacturing a new product has always been very long and very expensive. Most products cost 10,000's of dollars before they ever hit an amazon listing or store shelf. And that process is also very complicated. Entrepreneurs have to navigate design, supply, sourcing, shipping, and marketing just to name a few.
This is silly. Zuckerberg was able to start Facebook from a weekend's work that was uploaded for free. Influencers post content on Instagram and Youtube for free but can make fortunes. Ebooks are published for free whenever an author is ready. But physical things still have an enormous cost and expertise barrier to entry.
That is why we made Angled. We have taken the supply, distribution, and manufacturing, and made it invisible and digital. So now manufacturing and selling a product is like uploading an EBook to amazon. You submit it, it is listed, and you get a royalty when someone buys it, but you pay nothing up front.
The reason this is possible is because we use digital manufacturing processes. We use 3D Printing farms instead of molds and warehouses. Products are made only when they are ordered. And to make them all we need is a 3D model of the product. This means none of the cost of traditional manufacturing applies. There are no molds, no transport, no inventory requirements. Just an idea and a laptop. Just as the servers that run the internet serve up your YouTube video when you want it. Our 3D Printing Farms serve up products when you want them.
We hope that Angled.io will make is possible for ideas to be created that were never possible before. A kid in a dorm room, with a weekend's effort, can now create something and deliver it to the world with nothing more than keystrokes and an idea.
Manufacturing used to be be a rich man's game. Now anyone, anytime, and anywhere can create, anything for free. And we can't wait to see what you create.