Carbon Becomes the Most-Funded Private 3D Printing Company to Date after $260M Growth Funding Round

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By Ryan Martin | 3Q 2019 | IN-5551


Jockeying for Position


Carbon, the first company to establish a subscription-based offering for its additive manufacturing platform, closed a US$260 million growth-funding round to fuel its international expansion in Europe and Asia; accelerate software and supply chain objectives; and drive greater product, marketing, and sales cohesion. This brings the Silicon Valley startup’s total fundraising to north of US$680 million, and now it needs to deliver.

More Than 400 Employees and Growing


The company’s subscription offering includes hardware, software, and service. Annual contract value per unit is about US$70,000 per year for entry level printers (M2) and US$210,000 to US$350,000 for a production system (L1). Materials are obtained through Carbon’s resin store, which offers resins made by Carbon and a handful of third-party providers under a revenue-sharing agreement. Unlike competitors, this doesn’t mean a high price; the company has a track record of passing economies of scale onto customers and has c…

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