Venture Investing in 3D Printing Technology - Q3 2017

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The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the 3D Printing Technology sector. The graphics include data through June 2017.

3D Printing Venture Investing Q3 2017

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 in both stats, with a funding at just under $900M and around 110 companies.

3D Printing Category Average Funding Q3 2017

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each 3D Printing category. The 3D Printing Materials category leads the sector with over $33M in average funding per company, followed by the 3D Scanners and the 3D Printing CAD Software categories.

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

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Venture Investing in 3D Printing Technology – Q1 2017

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The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the 3D Printing Technology sector. The graphics include data through March 2017.

3D Printing Venture Investing Q1 2017

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 both metrics, with just over $850M in funding and around 110 startups. 

3D Printing Average Funding by Category Q1 2017

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each 3D Printing category. The 3D Printing Materials category leads the sector with around $33M in average funding per company, followed by the 3D Scanners and 3D Printing CAD Software categories.

We are currently tracking 374 3D Printing Technology companies in 9 categories across 41 countries, with a total of $14B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full 3D Printing Technology 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 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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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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