3D Printing Technology Exits by Category and by Year - Q3 2017

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The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the 3D Printing Technology sector. The graphics include data through June 2017.

Exit Activity by Category in 3D Printing

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each 3D Printing Technology category. The 3D Printer Manufacturers category leads the sector with 6 acquisitions and 8 IPOs. The 3D Printing Services category is the runner-up with 8 acquisitions and 3 IPOs.

Exit Activity by Year in 3D Printing

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in 3D Printing Technology by year. 2014 currently leads the sector with 9 acquisitions and 1 IPO. 2013 is the runner-up with 5 acquisitions and 2 IPOs.

We are currently tracking 380 3D Printing Technology companies in 9 categories across 40 countries, with a total of $1.6 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full 3D Printing Technology market report.

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Average and Median Age by 3D Printing Category - Q3 2017

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The following graph shows average and median age in the 3D Printing sector. The graphic includes data through June 2017.

Age by 3D Printing Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each 3D Printing category. The 3D Scanners category ranks as the most mature 3D Printing category with an average age of 13 years and a median age of 10 years. The 3D Printing CAD Software category comes in as the second oldest category, with an average age of around 13 years and a median age of around 12 years.

We are currently tracking 378 3D Printing companies in 9 categories across 40 countries, with a total of $1.5B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full 3D Printing market report.

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3D Printing Technology Companies Founded by Year - Q3 2017

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The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the 3D Printing Technology sector. The graphic includes data through June 2017.

3D Printing Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of 3D Printing Technology companies founded in a certain year. 2013 ranks at the top with around 84 companies founded in that year alone. 2012 is the runner-up with 41 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 379 3D Printing Technology companies in 9 categories across 40 countries, with a total of $1.4 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full 3D Printing Technology market report.

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3D Printing Technology Companies Founded by Year - Q3 2017

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The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the 3D Printing Technology sector. The graphic includes data through June 2017.

3D Printing Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of 3D Printing Technology companies founded in a certain year. 2013 ranks at the top with around 84 companies founded in that year alone. 2012 is the runner-up with 41 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 379 3D Printing Technology companies in 9 categories across 40 countries, with a total of $1.4 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full 3D Printing Technology market report.

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3D Printing Technology Funding by Round - Q2 2017

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The following two graphs summarize the rounds of funding going into the 3D Printing Technology space. Please note these graphics are made using data through June 2017.

3D Printing Funding Amount by Round

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. From 2006 to 2016, we saw a sharp increase in the overall sector funding, with the total amount peaking in 2015 and then declining thereafter. Series A, B, and C funding have accounted for a substantial amount of total funding.

3D Printing Funding Count by Round

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. The general trend over the past few years has been a substantial number of funding events in the Seed stage and a fewer number in the Series A stage, with the funding events in the later stages quickly dropping off.

We are currently tracking 379 3D Printing companies in 9 categories across 40 countries, with a total of $1.4 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full 3D Printing market report.

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3D Printing Technology Exits by Category and by Year - Q2 2017

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The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the 3D Printing Technology sector. The graphics include data through June 2017.

Exit Activity by Category in 3D Printing

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each 3D Printing Technology category. The 3D Printer Manufacturers category leads the sector with 6 acquisitions and 8 IPOs. The 3D Printing Services category is the runner-up with 8 acquisitions and 3 IPOs.

Exit Activity by Year in 3D Printing

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in 3D Printing Technology by year. 2014 currently leads the sector with 9 acquisitions and 1 IPO. 2013 is the runner-up with 5 acquisitions and 2 IPOs.

We are currently tracking 379 3D Printing Technology companies in 9 categories across 40 countries, with a total of $1.4 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full 3D Printing Technology market report.

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Average and Median Age by 3D Printing Category - Q2 2017

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The following graph shows average and median age in the 3D Printing sector. The graphic includes data through March 2017.

Average and Median Age by 3D Printing Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each 3D Printing category. The 3D Scanners category ranks as the most mature 3D Printing category with an average age of 13 years and a median age of 10 years. The 3D Printing CAD Software category comes in as the second oldest category, with an average age and a median age of around 12 years.

We are currently tracking 379 3D Printing companies in 9 categories across 40 countries, with a total of $1.4B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full 3D Printing market report.

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3D Printing Technology Companies Founded by Year - Q2 2017

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The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the 3D Printing Technology sector. The graphic includes data through March 2017.

3d Printing Technology Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of 3D Printing Technology companies founded in a certain year. 2013 ranks at the top with around 83 companies founded in that year alone. 2012 is the runner-up with 41 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 377 3D Printing Technology companies in 9 categories across 40 countries, with a total of $1.4 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full 3D Printing Technology market report.

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3D Printing Technology Funding by Round - Q1 2017

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The following two graphs summarize the rounds of funding going into the 3D Printing Technology space. Please note these graphics are made using data through March 2017.

3D Printing Technology Funding Amount by Round

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. From 2006 to 2016, we saw a sharp increase in the overall sector funding, with the total amount peaking in 2015 and then declining thereafter. Series A, B, and C funding have accounted for a substantial amount of total funding.

3D Printing Technology Funding Count by Round

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. The general trend over the past few years has been a substantial number of funding events in the Seed stage and a fewer number in the Series A stage, with the funding events in the later stages quickly dropping off.

We are currently tracking 376 3D Printing companies in 9 categories across 40 countries, with a total of $1.4 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full 3D Printing market report.

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3D Printing Technology Exits by Category and by Year - Q1 2017

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The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the 3D Printing Technology sector. The graphics include data through March 2017.

Exit Activity by Category in 3D Printing Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each 3D Printing Technology category. The 3D Printer Manufacturers category leads the sector with 5 acquisitions and 8 IPOs. The 3D Printing Services category is the runner-up with 7 acquisitions and 3 IPOs.

Exit Activity by Year in 3D Printing Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in 3D Printing Technology by year. 2014 currently leads the sector with 8 acquisitions and 1 IPO. 2013 is the runner-up with 5 acquisitions and 2 IPOs.

We are currently tracking 375 3D Printing Technology companies in 9 categories across 41 countries, with a total of $1.4 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full 3D Printing Technology landscape report and database.

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Average and Median Age by 3D Printing Category - Q1 2017

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The following graph shows average and median age in the 3D Printing sector. The graphic includes data through October 2016.

Average and Median Age by 3D Printing Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each 3D Printing category. The 3D Scanners category ranks as the most mature 3D Printing category with an average age of 14 years and a median age of 15 years. The 3D Printing CAD Software category comes in as the second oldest category, with an average age of 13 years and a median age of 15 years.

We are currently tracking 373 3D Printing companies in 9 categories across 41 countries, with a total of $1.3B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full 3D Printing landscape report and database.

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3D Printing Companies Founded by Year - Q1 2017

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The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the 3D Printing sector. The graphic includes data through October 2016.

3D Printing Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of 3D Printing companies founded in a certain year. 2013 ranks at the top with around 76 companies founded in that year alone. 2012 is the runner-up with 40 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 371 3D Printing companies in 9 categories across 41 countries, with a total of $1.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full 3D Printing report and database.

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3D Printing Funding Trends - Q1 2017

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The following graphs highlight recent trends in 3D Printing funding activity. The graphics include data through October 2016.

3D Printing Funding By Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by 3D Printing startups for each year. 2015 is the best year so far with just over $400M in funding. 2016 comes in at second place at around $275M in funding.

3D Printing Funding by Vintage Year

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by 3D Printing companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2013 have raised the most funding at over $300M, followed by those founded in 2007 which have raised about $150M.

We are currently tracking 367 3D Printing companies in 9 categories across 41 countries, with a total of $1.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full 3D Printing report and database.

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Average and Median Age by 3D Printing Category - Q4 2016

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Average and Median Age by 3D Printing Category

The above graph summarizes the average and median age of companies in each 3D Printing category. The 3D Scanners category has the highest average age at 14 years, followed by the 3D Printing CAD Software category with an average age of 13 years. Both the 3D Scanners and 3D Printing CAD Software categories have the highest median age at 15 years.

We are currently tracking 365 3D Printing companies in 9 categories across 41 countries, with a total of $1.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full 3D Printing landscape report and database.

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3D Printing Funding by Type - Q4 2016

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The following two graphs summarize the types of funding going into the 3D Printing space.

3D Printing Funding Amount by Type

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by type. In recent years, mid-stage funding type events (Series B and Series C) have accounted for a substantial amount of total funding.

3D Printing Funding Count by Type

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by type. The general trend over the past few years has been a substantial number of funding events in the Seed stage.

We are currently tracking 363 3D Printing companies in 9 categories across 41 countries, with a total of $1.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full 3D Printing landscape report and database.

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3D Printing Category Innovation Quadrant - Q4

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3D Printing Category Innovation Quadrant

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different 3D Printing categories and how they compare with one another.
 
   •  Heavyweights: Categories with high average funding and high average age. These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with significant financing.
 
   •  Established: Categories with low average funding and high average age. These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with less financing.
 
   •  Disruptors: Categories with high average funding and low average age. These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with significant financing.
 
   •  Pioneers: Categories with low average funding and low average age. These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with earlier stages of financing.
 
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Venture Investing In 3D Printing - Q4 2016

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Venture Investing in 3D Printing

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each 3D Printing category to the number of companies in the category. The 3D Printer Manufacturers category leads the sector in the Total Funding stat with around $782M in funding. It also leads in the Company Count stat with over 111 companies.

We are currently tracking 363 3D Printing companies in 9 categories across 41 countries, with a total of $1.27B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full 3D Printing landscape report and database.

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3D Printing Market Overview - Q4 2016

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3D Printing Market Overview Map

The above sector map organizes the 3D Printing sector into 9 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

3D Printer Manufacturers: Companies that manufacture 3D printers and accompanying hardware (e.g. injection heads). There are numerous players in this space from large incumbents, to emerging crowdfunded projects.

3D Printing Applications: Companies that highlight specific use cases and advantages of 3D printing (e.g. mass customization). Emerging trends in the space are health, dental, consumer applications (e.g. custom eyewear), rapid manufacturing.

3D Printing CAD Software: Computer Aided Design software that enables users to upload, create, and modify 3D models. Some of the newer CAD software can be used directly through the browser, reducing friction for e-commerce websites or consumer facing services.

3D Printing Communities: Groups and websites that organize multiple users around 3D printing.

3D Printing Marketplaces: Marketplaces that connect two...

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3D Printing Funding Over Time - Q3 2016

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3D Printing Funding Over Time

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by 3D Printing companies for each year. 2015 was the best year so far with over $302M raised; 2014 is in second place with over $251M raised to date.

We are currently tracking 365 3D Printing companies in 9 categories across 41 countries, with a total of $1.2 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full 3D Printing landscape report and database.

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3D Printing Companies Founded by Year - Q3 2016

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The above graph summarizes the number of 3D Printing companies founded in a certain year. 2013 ranks at the top with around 55 companies founded in that year alone. 2012 comes in at second, with just over 25 startups founded.

We are currently tracking 361 3D Printing companies in 9 categories across 41 countries with a total of $1.2 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full 3D Printing landscape report with data.

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3D Printing Market Overview - Q3 2016

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The above sector map organizes the 3D Printing sector into 9 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

3D Printer Manufacturers: Companies that manufacture 3D printers and accompanying hardware (e.g. injection heads). There are numerous players in this space from large incumbents, to emerging crowdfunded projects.

3D Printing Applications: Companies that highlight specific use cases and advantages of 3D printing (e.g. mass customization). Emerging trends in the space are health, dental, consumer applications (e.g. custom eyewear), rapid manufacturing.

3D Printing CAD Software: Computer Aided Design software that enables users to upload, create, and modify 3D models. Some of the newer CAD software can be used directly through the browser, reducing friction for e-commerce websites or consumer facing services.

3D Printing Communities: Groups and websites that organize multiple users around 3D printing. 

3D Printing Marketplaces: Marketplaces that connect two...

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3D Printing Funding by Vintage Year - Q3 2016

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The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by 3D Printing companies founded in a certain year. 3D Printing companies founded in 2013 has raised the most funding at around $200M, followed by those founded in 2007 which have raised about $75M.

We are currently tracking 357 3D Printing companies in 9 categories across 41 countries, with a total of $1 Billion in funding. Click here to to learn more about the full 3D Printing landscape report and dataset.

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Venture Investing In 3D Printing Q3 2016

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The above graph compares the total venture funding in each 3d Printing category to the number of companies in the category. The 3D Printer Manufacturers category is leading in the Total Funding stat with over $450M invested into that category alone, and also leading Company Count stat with around 77 companies.

We are currently tracking 273 3d Printing companies in 9 categories across 34 countries, with a total of $1 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full 3D Printing landscape report with data.

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3D Printing Technology Headcount Distribution Q3 2016

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The above graph summarizes the percentage of 3D Printing companies with a certain employee headcount range. Companies with 1–50 employees make up nearly 85% of the market.

We are currently tracking 255 3D Printing companies in 9 categories across 33 countries, with a total of $950 Million in funding. Click here to see the full 3D Printing Technology landscape report and data.

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Average Funding by 3D Printing Category

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The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each 3D Printing category. The 3D Printing Materials category leads the market with over $53M in funding per company, followed by the 3D Printing CAD Software category with over $35M in funding per company.

We are currently tracking 254 3D Printing companies in 9 categories across 33 countries, with a total of $818 Million in funding. Click here to see the full 3D Printing landscape report and data.

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3D Printing Activity by Selected Investors

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The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds 3D Printing investors participated in, and the number of unique 3D Printing companies funded by selected investors. Lux Capital is currently outperforming all of its peers having made 8 investments into Energy Technology companies. Atlas Ventures is the runner-up with 6 investments. On the other hand, 500 Startups takes the top spot in the number of 3D Printing companies backed, with 4.  Lux Capital is in second having backed 3 unique 3D Printing companies.

We are currently tracking 254 3D Printing Technology companies in 9 categories across 33 countries, with a total of $811 Million in funding. Click here to see the full 3D Printing Tehnology landscape report and data.

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Average and Median Age by 3D Printing Category

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The analyses below summarizes the maturity of 3D Printing Technology startups by category.

The above graph summarizes the average and median ages of companies in each 3D Printing Technology category. 3D Printing Materials ranks as the most mature 3D Printing Technology category with an average age of 25 years per company and a median age of 17 years per company. 3D Printing CAD Software comes in with an average age of 13 years per company and a median age of 9 years per company. We included a few established companies that are still innovating in these categories, which explains their relative maturity.

We are currently tracking 254 3D Printing Technology companies in 9 categories across 33 countries, with a total of $811 Million in funding. Click here to see the full 3D Printing Tehnology landscape report and data.

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