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Some of the biggest names in additive manufacturing are about to merge — we’re just not entirely sure who. One name we can say for certain is Stratasys — long…

Stratasys rejects Nano Dimension acquisition offer, agrees to talk to 3D Systems

It’s been a wild few weeks for some of the biggest names in 3D printing. Last week, Stratasys announced plans to merge with Desktop Metal, and now another industry bigwig…

After Stratasys and Desktop Metal announce merger plans, 3D Systems proposes acquisition

From the beginning, the firm was out to let founders know that they didn’t fit the typical “Sand Hill Road model” of venture capital firms.

Conductive Ventures secures third fund to support non-traditional founders
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The SPAC boom was a failure, yeah?

8:07 am PST • January 11, 2022

The results are proving to be pure trash so frequently once the hype has died down and real, post-debut life begins that I would hazard we’ve collected enough data to…

The SPAC boom was a failure, yeah?

As part of its earnings call this week, Desktop Metal announced plans to acquire ExOne. The Pennsylvania-based firm creates a variety of different industrial 3D printers for industries like aerospace,…

Desktop Metal is acquiring industrial 3D printing company ExOne

As its name suggests, venture firm Pillar VC is focused on building “pillar” companies in Boston and across the Northeast.

Pillar VC closes $192M for two funds targeting SaaS, crypto, biotech, manufacturing

Dayna Grayson has been in venture capital for more than a decade and was one of the first VCs to build a portfolio around the transformation of industrial sectors of…

Construct Capital’s Dayna Grayson will be a Startup Battlefield Judge at Disrupt 2021

Full disclosure: the second time I worked at a startup founded by Mark Pincus, his dog Zinga slept behind my desk and I was one of her favorite dog-sitters.

Extra Crunch roundup: Jam City SPAC, startup PR, telemedicine market map, more

Desktop Metal today announced the launch of wood 3D printing tool, Forust. Founded in 2019, the company specializes in 3D printing for interior design. The company’s “non-destructive” printing methods have…

Desktop Metal adds wood printing to its portfolio

Mass manufacturing may be the future of 3D printing (one hopes), but health products are very much its present. From orthodontics to prosthesis, medical needs are right in the sweet…

Desktop Metal launches a health-focused business line

Given the deluge of climate focused companies flooding public markets, it’s getting hard to keep track of who’s doing what, where they’re traded and how they’re performing. That’s why the…

Energy Impact Partners has set up an index for climate tech… and it’s crushing the overall market

Dayna Grayson and Rachel Holt seemingly didn’t have the best timing. It was late in 2019 when the two, who met six years ago in Washington through a mutual acquaintance,…

A former NEA partner and a former Uber exec just closed their $140 million debut VC fund

Batteries are the latest landing pad for investors. In the past week alone, two companies have announced plans to become publicly traded companies by merging with special purpose acquisition companies.…

Battery companies are the latest SPAC target as EVs get a huge regulatory boost

Desktop Metal this morning announced its intention to purchase fellow 3D printing company EnvisionTEC. Founded in Germany in 2002, EnvisionTEC specializes in photopolymer additive manufacturing, putting its technology in more…

Desktop Metal buys fellow 3D printing company EnvisionTEC for $300M

If you’ve been following the SPAC boom, you may have noticed something about these blank-check vehicles that are springing up left and right in order to take public privately held…

Amid a boom in SPACs, few women investors

Snowflake, Jfrog, Sumo Logic and Unity each raised price ranges days before IPO, to meet what had seemed like growing enthusiasm from public markets. Each one still popped.

From Unity to Disrupt, tech has an especially optimistic week

Desktop Metal is one of the most interesting startups to come out of Boston in some time, with a technology designed to “print metal.” That’s a potentially huge expansion for…

Kleiner prints gold with Desktop Metal, netting a roughly 10x return

Some people may have slowed down in 2020, amid a pandemic that has shut down much of the world. Not Chamath Palihapitiya. According to a new report in Bloomberg, Opendoor,…

Report: One of Social Capital’s newest blank-check companies is looking to reverse merge with Opendoor

Desktop Metal’s had no shortage of investor interest in its business during its half-decade existence. To date, the metal 3D printing company has raised $430 million, becoming one of the…

Desktop Metal going public in SPAC-led deal that could value 3D printer company at $2.5B

Sonny Vu, the former founder and chief executive of the wearable technology company Misfit, has had a busy summer since he was named the new chief executive of 3D printing…

With former Misfit founder Sonny Vu at the helm, Arevo raises $25 million for its 3D printing tech

Despite fundraising in the middle of a worldwide pandemic that has managed to shut down a significant chunk of global manufacturing, the developer of a metal composite 3D printing technology,…

Velo3D, a supplier of 3D printers to SpaceX, raises $28 million

Riot Ventures, the Los Angeles-based, early-stage and deep technology investment firm is going out to market to raise a $75 million second fund to finance the development of startups in…

Los Angeles-based ‘deep tech’ investment firm Riot Ventures is raising a $75M fund

When founders think about the venture firms most likely to invest in space or robotics or other bleeding-edge technologies, a handful of firms tend to jump immediately to mind. One…

Lux Capital just closed on a whopping $1 billion in capital, doubling the amount of money it manages

In an operating room in rural Idaho, doctors prep a patient for surgery. They make a tiny, thumb-sized incision into the patient and insert a small robot while across the…

Bill Gates-backed Vicarious Surgical adds a virtual reality twist to robots in the operating room

Desktop Metal announced this morning that it has raised $160 million. That Series E brings the Burlington, Mass.-based metal 3D printing company up to a whopping $438 million. The startup’s…

Desktop Metal just raised another $160 million

The trio announced this morning that their B2B e-commerce startup Udaan had raised $225 million in Series C funding. The cash infusion, according to Indian media reports, makes Udaan the…

Udaan, the e-commerce startup led by three former Flipkart executives, raises $225M

Desktop Metal has had no issues raising interest (or funding) in the manufacturing world. The metal 3D printing company announced today that it’s score another $65 million in backing, bringing…

Desktop Metal gets another $65 million in a round led by Ford

Desktop Metal revealed pricing and other details for its 3D printers today which can make objects out of hundreds of different alloys including steel, aluminum, titanium and copper. In terms…

Desktop Metal reveals how its 3D printers rapidly churn out metal objects

Desktop Metal has raised $45 million in a Series C round of venture funding to develop desktop 3D printers that make metal objects. The company aims to bring metal-making capabilities to smaller…

BMW and Lowe’s among investors pouring $45 million into Desktop Metal, the 3D printer startup