Hackrod, a California-based automotive startup working in partnership with Autodesk, is developing a new platform for vehicle development that uses generative design, virtual reality, 3D printing, and a cloud-based supply chain. The company will develop 50 new cars for the movie Autonomo.

It’s not often that a successful Hollywood director makes the transition from the world of cinema to the world of 3D printing. In fact, Hackrod CEO and co-founder Mike McCoy might be the very first.

In 2012, his award-winning entertainment studio Bandito Brothers was behind the Navy SEALS drama and box office hit Act of Valor, which McCoy himself produced and directed. Today, he’s raising funds for the car company of the future.

With an infrastructure that combines generative design, virtual reality, 3D printing, and a cloud-based supply chain, automotive startup Hackrod is a car company like no other. Its in-development approach will enable the additive manufacturing of “bespoke vehicle solutions,” making the customer the designer of their own car.

Today, Hackrod is attempting to raise funding for its ambitious business using First Democracy VC, a new equity crowdfunding portal from MicroVentures and Indiegogo. Using that crowdfunding platform, the company wants to raise between $50,000 and $1.07 million, in connection with an equity financing of at least $1 million. Read more from 3ders.org…

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