How has investor appetite in 3D printing evolved throughout the years? In this blog post we examine the total investments by year into this sector to help answer that question. The graph below shows the total number of investors in all deals stacked by quarters.
As the graphic demonstrates, investor activity in 3D printing has been generally shrinking in recent years. The 5-Year CAGR of 3D printing investor activity from 2013 to 2018 is -3%. In addition, the sector has seen a total of 29 investors in all deals through Q2 of this year. This represents 40% of the total investor activity in 2018, and 64% of the investor activity through Q2 in 2018. Taking all these data points together, we can see that investor appetite for 3D printing deals has been on an overall decline in recent years.