How is the funding environment shaping up for 3D printing in 2019? As we pass the mid-year mark, let’s see how the year-to-date metrics compare to the historical trends. The graph below shows 3D printing total funding by year, stacked by quarters.
As the graphic demonstrates, 3D printing has amassed $770M through Q1 and Q2 of this year. This amount represents 218% of the total funding in 2018, and 278% of the funding through Q2 in 2018. The top three funding events in Q2 2019 include a $260M round into Carbon, a $10M round into Arris Composites, and a $4M round into Impossible Objects.
A straight-line projection of the completed funding this year would result in $1.5B, which is a whopping 436% of the total 2018 funding. By the same token, a weighted quarterly average projection of 2019 funding would result in $981M, which exceeds the total 2018 funding by 178%. Therefore, based on the mid-year data, 3D printing funding in 2019 is projected to surpass all previous annual funding totals.