3D Systems Acquires SYCODE

SYCODE, my seven year old five person strong Indian software company, has been acquired by 3D Systems, a NASDAQ listed US corporation with a market capitalization of $1.15 billion. Just typing that preceding sentence gave me the shivers… in a good way. πŸ˜‰

SYCODE will operate as a brand under 3D Systems India. But there is just one small problem. There is no 3D Systems India. At least, not yet. I am in the US right now and one of the first things I need to do when I get back to India is to start 3D Systems India and hire myself as employee number one. I will be heading all the operations of 3D Systems in India of which software development will be only a part. As you can imagine my life is going to change. In fact, it has already changed. After being my own boss for the past 12 years, I now have a boss. But the good part about being a country head is that my boss sits in a different country. Even better for me, that country happens to be on the opposite side of the planet. πŸ˜‰

I also need to find a much larger office to move into. I have an immediate and urgent need to expand my development team. I need all sorts of people – from experienced CAD and web programmers with specialized skills to experienced development managers to manage teams of developers. For years I have been wanting to do all kinds of stuff with SYCODE but had to satisfy myself with developing small plug-ins and utilities due to the limited resources at my disposal. Now with the support of Big Daddy in the US I am going to make those dreams come true. Each and every one of them. One at a time. I am so excited right now I cannot find the words. But believe me when I tell you this. 3D Systems India is on a mission. I know exactly where I want to go and I know exactly how I am going to get there. There is only one unanswered question in my mind – who are the people that are going to come with me on this mission?

Which brings me to the main reason of this post. If you want to work on some of the most interesting projects ever known to mankind and do it in the tourist paradise of Goa, send your resume to deelip (at) sycode (dot) com. Your resume had better be good because your salary will be. Freshers can go waste someone else’s time. I need experienced people with highly specialized skills in the fields of application architecture, complex geometric algorithms, 3D modeling and graphics programming, API, user interface, databases and experts in just about every web technology out there. I need people who have experience developing software for Windows, Linux, OSX, iOS and Android.

Probably the only downside of your job will be the fact that you will be reporting to me, directly or indirectly. I am going to squeeze every bit of intellectual genius out of you or have someone else do it for me. But if you are the kind of person I am looking for then you are going to enjoy every bit of it. I need people who are on fire. I am a workaholic. I live to work and not the other way around. I am looking for people with that kind of a mindset. If you work to live, don’t bother applying. I want to be surrounded by people screaming with ideas. I need people who want to be part of something big before they die, because that is precisely what my mission in 3D Systems India is all about.

I am ready to begin the next phase of my life. Are you?

  • Wow! Congrats! I’m really happy for you. This sounds like a great opportunity.


    P.S. What are you paying and can you relocate me πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations, Deelip!

    P.S. – I’ve never been to Goa…

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations on the sale of SYCODE, Deelip! This sounds very exciting for you. I hope this won’t impact your blog and “internet reporting”. Best of luck with your new role!

  • Anonymous

    Congrats, Deelip. I’m packing my bags now. Will there be free beer and pizza?

  • My 1st reaction on reading ur tweet ws- Noooooooo!!!!!
    But makes sense now.
    Last few paras very sharp i must say πŸ™‚

  • My 1st reaction on reading ur tweet ws- Noooooooo!!!!!
    But makes sense now.
    Last few paras very sharp i must say πŸ™‚

  • Complex geometric algorithms. Oh three sweet, sweet words.
    Way to go, Deelip.

  • Complex geometric algorithms. Oh three sweet, sweet words.
    Way to go, Deelip.

  • Arlmalcolm

    Congrat’s Deelip.

  • Cool news man. all the best.

  • CONGRATS!!!!

  • Congratulations Deelip!

  • John

    I wish you all the best, and hope that you still continue to provide your insights into the world of 3D.

  • Anonymous

    Big news, Deelip. Congrats. I hope to hear more about it at COFES.


  • Congrats, Deelip!

  • Ryan Gudorf

    I hope this deal includes franchise rights to a Waffle House in Goa! Congratulations Deelip!

  • Jimmy Bergmark

    Congrats Deelip! I wish you all the best.

  • Teresitamenezes

    Congratulations Son! My prayers continue for your success to fulfil your dreams to your satisfaction, till the end. All the Best!

  • Congrats Deelip!

    How much did they pay for it? πŸ™‚

  • Shyamalroy

    Congratulations Deelip – you deserve it!

    See you at COFES

  • Well done Deelip, effort paying off, great future ahead of you. Congratulations!

  • Congratulations, we look forward for a greater contributions from you and your team to PLM.

  • Congratulations Deelip!

  • rtara

    What does this mean to your blogging/journalist ambitions?

  • Congratulations and hope everything works out better than you hope it will. Maybe now you can develop some tools for Bentley MicroStation…

  • Monica

    Congratulations, Deelip — and now the hard work starts. Best of luck and stay in touch!

  • Hi Deelip

    I join my voice to all other here congratulation, for this success. Wish you good luck for all future projects.

    After all i was not that far when i say in a previous article comment about your potential neighborhood customers πŸ™‚ you will now have more resource for that 2 billion market πŸ™‚

    I can imagine a personal printer in each home producing consumer goods like dishes, utensils, Tupperware style stuff. Need a new mouse cover… Need to replace you car right mirror….

    Your playground just get infinitely bigger….

  • Tony

    Congrats…but don’t forget to blog

  • Mike Hayden

    Congrats Deelip! Way to go!

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  • Dave Ault

    Good luck Deelip and hope it turns out to be everything you want it to be.

  • Congratulations Deelip

  • Nainar

    Congratulations Deelip. Good luck for your venture.

  • Wow man, huge news here. All the best to you! Goa, huh…? [grin]

  • Congratulations Deelip…. Fantastic news.

  • d3print

    Great, and when do you launch the CAD system for 3DSYSTEMS products? 3D printer and cad in same package…, I have waited that some manufacturer do that for a years.

  • Amit

    Congrats Deelip, last 2 paras – c’est magnifique πŸ™‚

  • Amit

    Congrats Deelip, last 2 paras – c’est magnifique πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous

    Good news Deelip and good luck!

  • Milind

    “If you go to 3D Systems(Analogous to dialog from Troy movie). Glory will be yours. They will write stories about your victories for thousand of years . The world will remember your name.”

    Congratulations Deelip !!!

  • Congratulations Deelip and best luck.

  • Prepro


    Your job offer makes me wish I was a programer instead of a user.

    Before you go home stop by your new coworkers at Quickparts. You’ll make some good friends.

  • Congratulations Deelip !!!
    I am sure you will do wonders the way you have been doing till now and the number of comments above me is a testimonial for that.

  • Sunith Babu

    Hey Deelip, what about Blogging, Pls remember, it was blogging that brought you till here. Now I hope you will blog at a bigger side of it πŸ™‚ Not sure if it will be a corporate Blog.

    ” This goes to show, every blogger has his day”

  • To this great list of congratulations Deelip I would like to add my own and I trust the move will fulfill your expectations.

  • Anonymous

    Parabens Deelip ‘‘‘‘

    Now weΒ΄ll see all your potential.

    Keep Blogging especially on CAD , we all know which is the best RP Machine ‘‘

    rgds Β‘

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  • Dudi Peer

    Congratulations Deelip
    Good Luck and success with your new business
    Hope you keep on With your blog

  • Dudi Peer

    Congratulations Deelip
    Good Luck and success with your new business
    Hope you keep on With your blog

  • Daniel

    Many congratulations Deelip!
    Very glad that you will still continue to blog πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous

    Congrats Deelip – I was immersed in MRO Americas all last week and just saw the news. I am sure you will enjoy working with the 3D systems team – they are expanding rapidly by acquisition!

  • Late to the party. I’m only putting this comment here to be on this list of “Who’s Who” And to congratulate Deelip on the next phase in his life.

  • Sunil Rodrigues

    That’s fantastic ! Congratulations Deelip. You inspire many.

  • Rakesh Rao

    Congratulations Deelip!! I have been away for a while and came back to your blog today to learn about this great news.

    I wish you all the best!!


  • Indeed good news for Goa! Congrats, Deelip! FN

  • Marcos

    Dear Dilip…

    Congratulations to you… and my hats off to your parents Mr. and Mrs. Menezes…how happy your Mom is and ofcourse your Dad.. its beyond imaginations. We here in Riyadh has left watching the Royal Weding and was reading about your success…. Wish you all the best.

    Best wishes and love always: Marcos, Leonie, Keith and Theodore .
    Friday 29th April – 2011, PO box 56006, Riyadh 11554, Saudi Arabia.