The 3D printing industry has seen 412 investors and $3B total all time funding. Let’s analyze which 3D printing categories have the most number of investors actively financing the startups. The graphic below highlights 3D printing categories based on the number of investors in each category.
As the graphic demonstrates, 3D Printer Manufacturers has the highest number of investors at 149, with 3D Printing Applications following behind at 132. 3D Printer Manufacturer companies manufacture 3D printers and the accompanying hardware, such as injection heads. 3D Printing Application companies highlight specific use cases and advantages of 3D printing, such as mass customization. In addition, the average number of investors across all 3D printing categories is 64.