3Discovered leads the disruption of traditional manufacturing by evolving digital manufacturing from a prototyping technology to a production solution.

Our cloud manufacturing platform enables manufacturers, designers, and entrepreneurs to transform a concept or digital design into mass manufactured and fully customizable products, all in a fraction of the time of traditional processes.

Digital manufacturing for mass production has been hamstrung by clunky and disparate point solutions that present a barrier for all but the most expert users in the field. Even for experts, the existing software solutions failed to provide a streamlined workflow facilitating efficient progress from design through product. 3Discovered changes that.

Our platform integrates a network of digital manufacturing assets and tools which guide users from design through fabrication and fulfillment. Users manage and deliver mass customized and mass manufactured products to anyone, anywhere, at anytime. Through 3Discovered, manufacturers, designers, and entrepreneurs can unleash the power of digital manufacturing for everyone.




N. Darius Sankey is CEO of 3Discovered, a general partner at Accelerate-IT Ventures, and a seasoned executive in the venture capital and technology industries. Darius has served as a Managing Director at Ocean Tomo leading their Innovation Management Practice. Before his work with Accelerate-IT Ventures, Darius served as a Senior Director of Portfolio Management at Intellectual Ventures, a Managing Director at DFJ – Zone Ventures, and has served as a board member for several companies including Siimpel Corporation and Neven Vision (acquired by Google).

He has worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, Inc. and held strategic planning, consulting, and R&D positions at RAND and AT&T Bell Laboratories. Darius holds a Ph.D. in Optical Engineering from the Institute of Optics, University of Rochester and a B.S. in Physics and Electrical Engineering from MIT. He is also an adjunct professor at the Rady School of Business at the University of California, at San Diego (UCSD).



Peer has accumulated over 30 years of business consulting, start up, and operations experience in a variety of industries. His specialty is helping organizations create and implement high-impact initiatives that exploit technology and information assets to yield meaningful economic results. His expertise includes identifying new business opportunities, implementing “technology flavored” business strategies, and exploiting an organization’s information assets.

Peer was a Partner at Liberty Advisor Group, and heads up the firm’s investment affiliate. Prior to Liberty, Mr. Munck was a Partner with Strategic Planning Associates, a Boston Consulting Group spin-off now part of Oliver Wyman, and later joined Diamond Management & Technology Consultants as Partner and leader of the Digital Strategy Practice. During his consulting career Mr. Munck managed several large scale projects spanning a wide range of operational and technology initiatives.

Mr. Munck later served as the Co-Founder and CEO of www.thesauce.com, an internet based business-to-business supply platform in the foodservice industry that was eventually acquired by a large national distributor. Prior to that Mr. Munck invented, and was granted a worldwide patent for an “anti-swing stabilization unit” that counters the pendulum motion of cable-suspended cargo. In 2003 Mr. Munck founded MunckMix, a Grammy winning producer of instant live recordings for touring bands and music festivals including The Allman Brothers Band and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

Mr. Munck holds an MBA from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. from Cornell University.



Daniel Vandervelde, PhD has built a career on helping companies understand, predict, and prepare for future innovations. Whether leading groups studying next generation technologies across a variety of industries including consumer electronics, telecom, software and more, building comprehensive studies of the potential of nascent energy tech, or serving as an independent advisor on the value of an entity’s inventions, Dr. Vandervelde has been sought after for counsel by leaders of industry for many years.

Currently serving as CTO of 3Discovered, his work history includes McKinsey and Company, Intellectual Ventures, and Ocean Tomo, LLC. During his time with those firms he established himself as a broad spectrum expert on innovation via technology future-casting, investment strategy, innovation portfolio management, valuation, brokerage, expert testimony, corporate strategy, and technology acquisition, assessment, and licensing. He also lectures on intellectual property strategy and the innovation marketplace.

He holds a Ph.D. and Master’s degree in condensed matter physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and bachelor’s degrees in Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy from the University of Washington.



Joshua Kaplan is VP Strategic Partnerships of 3Discovered. Mr. Kaplan founded intouch group. Intouch built the world’s largest digital music samples database and rolled out the iStation network nationwide, registering close to 2M subscribers who generated more than 1 billion interactions. Intouch also built iBrowz, a client-server mobile phone application.

Before founding intouch, Mr. Kaplan was an analyst covering the personal computer sector with Gartner and later worked for the investment bank Robertson, Stephens & Company.  Mr. Kaplan holds two patents in the music industry. He has been an industry speaker for Gartner, Stanford AO Summit, UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business, Kellogg School of Management and the Federal Trade Commission. Mr. Kaplan attended the University of Michigan.