Glowforge, a Seattle-based company that created the iconic 3D laser printer, today announced $43 million in funding led by DFJ Growth, with participation from existing investors Foundry Group, True Ventures, and Revolution Growth.
Glowforge’s technology helps crafters, makers and handcraft entrepreneurs easily and quickly transform materials from wood to acrylic to leather into beautiful, personalized objects for the home, for gifts, or for sale.
“We founded Glowforge because we believed in a world of personal creation – where people can create things for themselves. Now, hundreds of thousands of Glowforge users bring that to life with every click of the print button. From craft rooms to schools, workshops to offices, our 3D laser printers are printing millions of incredible creations each month,” said Dan Shapiro, CEO and Co-Founder, Glowforge. “With this funding, Glowforge has the resources to expand our vision to empower the world to make magical things.”
Founded in 2015 by Shapiro and CTO Mark Gosselin, Glowforge launched with the world’s largest crowdfunding campaign, raising over $27 million in pre-orders in 30 days, and has since grown to become one of the most popular creative technologies in homes, classrooms, and businesses across the globe.
“When we first used a Glowforge, we were blown away by the printer’s quality, ease of use, and breadth of capabilities,” said Barry Schuler, Partner at DFJ Growth. “The Glowforge printer serves as a creator’s personal factory. Dan and his team are on a mission to democratize access to professional-quality creative capabilities by enabling creators to bring their imagination into the physical world just minutes out of the box.”
Find out more about Glowforge here.