CL3VER is a cloud-based software for sharing 3D models, scenes, and animations.
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CLE3VER (HQ based in Barcelona, received $ 800k seed funding in April 2013) offers a cloud-based storage for 3D models via SaaS - after uploading the 3D models you can share them on Facebook, integrate them on your website (or wherever) and others can interact with your models. The nice thing is, the sharing includes interactivity - you gain full control over cameras, materials and lightning and it works on any online device.
The Business Model is based on a monthly subscription fee - depending on the package you pick a pre-defined number of unique visitors can access your file and play with it. Tricky: it´s not really the number of UV but the amount of data transfer. One UV equals one 5 MB download from an individual user. Packages range between $ 19.95 (500 UU) up to $ 149.95 - and in case you want a custom (enterprise) number of UV you can go for that as well.
Note: the tool does not allow you or your "visitors" to edit the "cloud files" online - meaning there is no basic tool set allowing for collaboration and real crowdsourced evolution of models and ideas - you basically upload your 3D/CAD model and ppl can use a set of interactivity tools to check it out.
If cl3ver is really cl3ver they may enhance their business model by adding those features in the future (maybe a shiny cooperation or acquisition) - for now they are in the startup phase and need to focus on their basic BM. That could be a nice way to enhance the "remix" model provided by thingiverse into something more powerful (and accessible).