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Breaking The Rules Of Crowdfunding | SGB Online | Product | December 01Crowdfunding platforms sometimes get a bad rap for being a last resort for kitschy products and companies that can’t get financing on their own. In the active lifestyle industry, odds are you get invited to fund a Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaign at least once a week. The majority will roll their eyes and trash the email, not knowing that crowdfunding has changed thanks to a new band of forward-thinking brands who are using the tool in a different way. Enter, Wiivv.
Wiivv steps out with custom fit full-length insoles | Triathlon Business | Product | November 30Wiivv Wearables, a specialist in custom fit footwear and adaptive 3D manufacturing, has launched its latest innovation: a custom fit 3D printed full-length insole. With this product expansion, the brand continues to broaden its North American and international sales channels.
Wiivv Debuts Custom Fit Full-Length Insoles | Endurance Sportswire | Product | November 30“The release of our full-length insole continues to further our vision of making every shoe custom to each customer,” shared Shamil Hargovan, Wiivv CEO and Co-Founder. “The demand for our custom fit 3/4 length insoles exceeded all expectations, and the community was immediately asking for a 3D printed solution that could replace their factory or off-the-shelf full-length insoles. “
7 Futuristic Gadgets You Can Buy Now | Runner’s World | Health | by Jeff Dengate | November 29Personalized 3-D-printed accessories and electronics are increasingly popular—and many are created with a smartphone app. Wiivv crafts insoles customized for your foot shape using just an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of paper (to make a size comparison) and five photos you snap. The app walks you through the process with easy-to-understand videos, and the insoles are delivered in just a week.
Canadian Technology Companies Taking on Big-League Aspirations | South China Morning Post | Tech | November 25Can investing ever be considered cool or even sexy?
Entrepreneur Dustin Sproat said it’s possible when adding technology and sports into the equation.
Putting your best foot forward: Wiivv Insoles on integration, creative control and the personalized economy | Trend Watching | Health | by Trend Champion | August 2016Our FUTURE OF BETTERMENT Global Trend Briefing, released in April 2016, featured Custom Fit 3D-Printed Orthotics (formerly known as BASE) – customised fit orthotics designed by Wiivv.
Expanding international footprint for Wiivv Insoles | Triathlon Business | Sports | by Gary Roethenbaugh | October 2016“Since the launch in January we have been humbled by the demand for our product and our team got straight to work on making it more accessible,” said Shamil Hargovan, Wiivv Wearables CEO and Co-founder.
Wiivv Insoles Are Now Available Across App Platforms with Expanded International Reach | Endurance Sports Wire | Health | by Kevin Burnette | October 2016Following one of the most successful launches in 3D product history, Wiivv Wearables Inc., a Vancouver based bionics company that creates custom, 3D-printed insoles, has released their direct to consumer app on Android.
11 CANADIAN TECH COMPANIES TO WATCH IN 2016 | Betakit | News | by Kevin Sandhu | January 2016They’re a west-coast bionics company on a mission to make “humans more durable.” Using 3D printing technology and advanced computer vision technology, Wiivv builds bespoke gear through extracting data points from smartphone photos.
Wiivv Wearables’ shoe insoles are just the start of custom 3D-printed bionic items | VentureBeat | Business | by Dean Takahashi | April 2016The custom 3D-printed insoles from Wiivv Wearables are really something cool. My wife and kid used an iPhone to take images of their bare feet and sent them off with the Wiivv app. Then they received custom-fit insoles that helped them get rid of some nagging foot problems.
Financing evolves to let companies capitalize on the crowd | Vancouver Sun | April 2016Before Guusto co-founders tried crowdfunding to raise money for online gift-giving startup, they tried the usual venture-capital routes.
SXSW Accelerator proves great launching pad for Canadian startups to take off in the U.S. | Financial Post | March 2016Three Canadian startups — Beagle, MakerBloks and Wiivv — all finalists in the SXSW Accelerator award, see their participation as an opportunity for financing and building critical mass
How Wiivv’s 3D Printed Insoles Will Save Your Feet :: Tech :: Features :: Paste | March 2016Wiivv’s custom, 3D printed BASE insoles could be a game changer.
Smartening up the shoe: How connected footwear will invade your life | July 2016The shoe is the original wearable. It’s the one that has allowed humans to walk on tougher terrain thousands of years ago, helped the Romans conquer Europe and allow elite athletes to run hundreds of miles without turning their feet into bloodied stumps. Pretty much everyone has at least one pair, so it’s a no…
basecolorsWiivv breaks record as most funded 3D printed product in Kickstarter history | BetaKit | February 2016Wiivv Wearables, which recently closed a $3.5 million seed round, has broken the record for most funded 3D printed product following the completion of its
insole-dynamic-view-fractalWiivv BASE shoe insoles – our full Product Review | Tackl | February 2016 Tackl’s initial impressions and feedback on Wiivv’s 3D printed custom insoles for running and athletic use
The Business of Insoles: Support System or Rip-Off? | Outside Online | February 2016They’re often billed as part of the shoe-fit system, and many claim to alleviate common foot ailments like plantar fasciitis and metatarsalgia. Are they worth your money?
Update: Wiivv Insoles Now Most Funded 3D Printed Product on Kickstarter – 3D Printing Industry | February 2016
After capping off 2015 by raising over $3.5 million in a seed funding round, Vancouver-based bionics company Wiivv Wearables is just about ready to slip their BASE insoles into the sneakers of their consumers.
Forget the hype. This is how 3D printing will really be used | February 2016Early adopters envisioned a printer on every kitchen counter, but the reality will be adding customization options to mass-produced goods.
basecolorsWiivv Innovates from the Foot Up – Techvibes.com | February 2016Demand for proper foot support is a common focus within the athletic and fitness industries, but what about the everyday
Local Olympian Turns To Vancouver Startup to Help Solve Foot Pain | February 2016Check out these Wiiv insoles, created by Vancouver entrepreneurs to help solve foot pain
insole-dynamic-view-fractalWiivv shows off next generation of insoles on #TheDisruptors | BetaKit | January 2016Last week, Wiivv co-founder Louis-Victor Jadavji went on The Disruptors to pitch their BASE 3d-printed insoles, which are custom-fit to every customer.
insole-dynamic-view-fractalCanadian Forbes Top 30 Under 30 winners share their plans for 2016 | BetaKit | January 2016We contacted the Canadians that made it to the list in tech-related verticals and spoke to them about why they think they’re making a difference, and their big
BASE Custom 3D Printed Insoles Created By Wiivv (video) – Geeky Gadgets | January 2016The BASE smartphone companion application supports both iOS and Android devices and can be used to create a custom 3D Pprinted insoles by digitising your foo
Not Your Grandma’s Orthotics – San Diego Magazine – January 2016 – San Diego, California | January 2016New year, new – shoe? Staying on your feet for long hours at a time just got a whole lot more comfortable with Wiivv’s BASE custom insoles
phonemeasureWiivv Crowdfunds Custom, 3D-Printed Insoles – Techvibes.com | January 2016Today Wiivv Wearables launched in North America with a Kickstarter campaign for its BASE 3D printed insole. Wiivv is a
On Kickstarter Now: Wiivv Customized 3D Printed Insoles Solve Common Foot Pain & Fatigue | 3DPrint.com | January 2016Wiivv is in the business of making 3D printed custom gear with human comfort in mind, starting with the feet. Their custom arches are meant to allow active people to reach their potential without muscle strain.
3ders.org – BASE by Wiivv 3D printed customized insoles now available on Kickstarter | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News | January 2016Wiivv has officially launched a Kickstarter campaign for BASE, a fully customized and biomechanically optimized 3D printed insole that you can order directly through your smartphone.
And The Winner Of Hardware Battlefield 2016 Is… Nima By 6SensorLabs | TechCrunch | January 2016The competition was very fierce for the third edition of our Hardware Battlefield. 14 shockingly good hardware startups competed to win the coveted Metal Man..
wiivvinsoleeexplodedSeveral Canadians Make Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Lists – Techvibes.com Forbes magazine’s fifth annual 30 Under 30 issue hit shelves recently and there are a few Canadians in it. Across
3D-printed insoles are custom fitted via smartphone app Although off-the-shelf shoe inserts exist to provide support and/or cushioning, a bionics company has devised a method of creating affordable, 3D printed custom insoles from 2D snapshots taken on a smartphone.
Wiivv Lets You Create Custom 3D-Printed Insoles | TechCrunch After closing a $3.5M seed round last month, Wiivv is officially launching today at TechCrunch’s CES Hardware Battlefield. The startup’s first product,..
Better Living Through Custom Insoles with Wiivv – TechCrunch CES | TechCrunch TV Wiivv can scan your foot and create a custom-engineered insole that make running sports and long days on your feet more comfortable. on the TechCrunch CESshow..
wiivvinsoleeexploded30 Under 30 In Manufacturing: Making The Personal ScalableLike last year, companies working on 3D printing are well-emphasized on the list. For example, there’s Louis-Victor Jadavji, 22 and Shamil Hargovan, 27 of Wiivv Wearables, which creates athletic wearables customized to their users.
heelcupGoToMeeting Five: Startups to Watch in 2016 – Techvibes.com     The GoToMeeting Five profiles five of the hottest and most promising tech startups across Canada each month. The list is curated by Techvibes editorial staff and reflects who’s making waves in our nation’s tech ecosystem right now.
Wiivv’s 3D Printed Insoles Ready for the Consumer Market after $3.5M Seed Round – 3D Printing Industry

The industry of orthotics has seen a Renaissance of sorts ever since 3D printing technology was introduced to the human foot.

3D Print Your Perfect Insoles with Wiivv | Digital Trends Wiivv has raised $3 million in seed funding to bring custom 3D printed insoles to mass market production, all based on scans you take from your smart phone.
Bionics Company Raises Seed Round to 3D Print Custom Body Gear – Techvibes.com Wiivv Wearables has raised a seed round. The Vancouver-based bionics company secured $3.5 million in funding. The Canadian startup has
3ders.org – Wiivv secures $3.5m to develop biomechanically enhanced 3D printed body gear | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News Wiivv Wearables has raised $3.5m in seed round funding to bring their 3D printed insoles to market, and to further develop a proprietary customization engine that can digitally capture 3D information from any part of the body, and produce biomechanically enhanced, 3D print-ready files in just seconds.
Wiivv Closes $3.5M Seed Round & Preps For Kickstarter Debut – Crowdfund Insider Wiivv Wearables Inc.,  a bionics company that creates custom, 3D printed gear, announced this week the closing of $3.5M in seed round funding. Wiivv has de
Wiivv closes $3.5 million seed round, prepares for market entry | BetaKit Vancouver-based Wiiv, a wearables company that creates custom 3D printers body gear, has closed $3.5 million in seed funding.
Wiivv Raises $3 Milllion To Bring 3D-Printed IInsoles To The Maasses | TechCrunch As we approach the inevitable melding of man and machine, we’re going to need a lot more consonants and vowels. That’s why Wiivv is on the case. Wiivv, a..
How this startup is using smartphones and 3D printers to ease foot pain | Financial Post The founders of Wiive Wearables believe they can disrupt the orthotics sector by providing relief for sore feet at a fraction of the price using modern technology
Today in Gear: February 12, 2015 – Gear Patrol Advancements in smartphone photography, ultra lightweight tents, soap on a rope, limited-edition J. Crew boots and more.
Wiivv Wearables Introduces 3D-Printed Insoles Based on Smartphone Photos Wiivv Wearables focuses on using digital augmented technologies to enhance bio-mechanical performance. Based in Silicon Valley, the company headed by former Hewlett Packard 3D printing technology alum…
How 3-D printing can take your pain away – The Globe and Mail Patients take pictures of their feet and Wiivv Wearables’s software produces orthotics that are priced somewhere between drugstore insoles and expensive, podiatrist-designed pairs
North America’s Coolest College Startups 2015 | Inc.com Check out Inc. ‘s seventh class of remarkable student-run businesses.
Twelve Of Today’s Most Impressive Young Entrepreneurs Louis-Victor (“LV”) Jadavji, co-founder, says, “Wiivv helps build stronger, happier, healthier humans from the ground up by enhancing the form, function, and feedback of…
3DPI.TV Interview with Shamil Hargovan from Wiivv – 3D Printing Industry 3DPI.TV talked with the winner of the Inside 3D Printing Startup competition, Shamil Hargovan, the Co-Founder at Wiivv Wearables Company.
GoToMeeting Five: Startups to Watch in 2016 – Techvibes.com     The GoToMeeting Five profiles five of the hottest and most promising tech startups across Canada each month. The list is curated by Techvibes editorial staff and reflects who’s making waves in our nation’s tech ecosystem right now.
Wiivv’s 3D Printed Insoles Ready for the Consumer Market after $3.5M Seed Round – 3D Printing Industry

The industry of orthotics has seen a Renaissance of sorts ever since 3D printing technology was introduced to the human foot.

3D Print Your Perfect Insoles with Wiivv | Digital Trends Wiivv has raised $3 million in seed funding to bring custom 3D printed insoles to mass market production, all based on scans you take from your smart phone.
Bionics Company Raises Seed Round to 3D Print Custom Body Gear – Techvibes.com Wiivv Wearables has raised a seed round. The Vancouver-based bionics company secured $3.5 million in funding. The Canadian startup has
3ders.org – Wiivv secures $3.5m to develop biomechanically enhanced 3D printed body gear | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News Wiivv Wearables has raised $3.5m in seed round funding to bring their 3D printed insoles to market, and to further develop a proprietary customization engine that can digitally capture 3D information from any part of the body, and produce biomechanically enhanced, 3D print-ready files in just seconds.
Wiivv Closes $3.5M Seed Round & Preps For Kickstarter Debut – Crowdfund Insider Wiivv Wearables Inc.,  a bionics company that creates custom, 3D printed gear, announced this week the closing of $3.5M in seed round funding. Wiivv has de
Wiivv closes $3.5 million seed round, prepares for market entry | BetaKit Vancouver-based Wiiv, a wearables company that creates custom 3D printers body gear, has closed $3.5 million in seed funding.
Wiivv Raises $3 Milllion To Bring 3D-Printed IInsoles To The Maasses | TechCrunch As we approach the inevitable melding of man and machine, we’re going to need a lot more consonants and vowels. That’s why Wiivv is on the case. Wiivv, a..
How this startup is using smartphones and 3D printers to ease foot pain | Financial Post The founders of Wiive Wearables believe they can disrupt the orthotics sector by providing relief for sore feet at a fraction of the price using modern technology
Today in Gear: February 12, 2015 – Gear Patrol Advancements in smartphone photography, ultra lightweight tents, soap on a rope, limited-edition J. Crew boots and more.
Wiivv Wearables Introduces 3D-Printed Insoles Based on Smartphone Photos Wiivv Wearables focuses on using digital augmented technologies to enhance bio-mechanical performance. Based in Silicon Valley, the company headed by former Hewlett Packard 3D printing technology alum…
How 3-D printing can take your pain away – The Globe and Mail Patients take pictures of their feet and Wiivv Wearables’s software produces orthotics that are priced somewhere between drugstore insoles and expensive, podiatrist-designed pairs
North America’s Coolest College Startups 2015 | Inc.com Check out Inc. ‘s seventh class of remarkable student-run businesses.
Twelve Of Today’s Most Impressive Young Entrepreneurs Louis-Victor (“LV”) Jadavji, co-founder, says, “Wiivv helps build stronger, happier, healthier humans from the ground up by enhancing the form, function, and feedback of…
3DPI.TV Interview with Shamil Hargovan from Wiivv – 3D Printing Industry 3DPI.TV talked with the winner of the Inside 3D Printing Startup competition, Shamil Hargovan, the Co-Founder at Wiivv Wearables Company.