Online collaboration tools developer Fabrie secures new funding – Pandaily
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Fabrie, a developer of online design collaboration tools for the global design market, recently announced the completion of a pre-A funding round. This funding round was led by Volcanics Venture and followed by Sequoia Capital and BAI Capital. The money raised will be used to accelerate the company’s product iteration process and expand its team.
There are over 100 million active designers in various subsectors around the world. Among them, physical design areas such as product, apparel and interior design rely on complex workflows where a variety of formats are used in the production workflow, including images, text, rendered drawings and 3D models. Therefore, when files need to be shared among collaborators, the files can be large and unwieldy.
Due to the different formats, file storage is scattered and information is often difficult to retrieve. Designers have to spend a lot of time and energy on trivial issues like format conversion and page composition.
Fabrie aims to change that by bringing online design collaboration tools that include cloud storage, multi-person collaboration, and mobile device browsing. The main working interface of the company’s flagship offering includes a borderless whiteboard and freely configurable data tables, both of which can guide users from research to design.
The whiteboard has a high degree of functionality in which information, creativity and effective collaboration can be reviewed and linked together. Data tables with such structures can become a lightweight team database that can then support design management and application.
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At present, Fabrie has more than 30 team members who graduated from famous universities at home and abroad such as Imperial College, School of Visual Arts, Central Academy of Fine Arts and Jiaotong University from Shanghai. Some members have even worked at notable companies such as ByteDance, Teambition, Trip.com, DingTalk, and Nike.