AM VENTURES, THE GLOBAL LEADER IN VENTURE CAPITAL FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING (AM), ANNOUNCES THE FINAL CLOSING OF ITS VENTURE CAPITAL FUND FOCUSED ON INDUSTRIAL 3D PRINTING. THE OVERSUBSCRIBED FUND CLOSES AT EUR 100M HARD CAP. THE VC FIRM WILL USE THE FUNDS TO EXPAND ITS STRONG PORTFOLIO OF 17 COMPANIES AND TO FURTHER BOOST THE INDUSTRIAL 3D PRINTING INDUSTRY.
STARTUP FOUNDERS JOIN THE INVESTOR LINEUP
AM Ventures’ oversubscribed seed and early-growth fund closes at EUR 100m, the ambitious hard cap set for the fund. The fund strengthens the firm’s position as the leading venture capitalist in additive manufacturing. Besides multi-million investments from well-established family offices, asset managers, SMEs and multinational corporations, startup founders who have already been supported by AM Ventures also join the strong investor lineup.
“The fact that portfolio company founders are now investing in our fund is a great validation of our exceptional effort. We are proud of the high-level commitment and trust from prime investors that support us on our mission to leading sustainable additive revolutions”, says Johann Oberhofer, co-founder and managing partner at AM Ventures.
BUILT TO EXPAND THE STRONG PORTFOLIO OF 17 STARTUP INVESTMENTS
Today, AM Ventures manages a seed portfolio of 17 companies in six countries on three continents. In 2021 alone, the venture capitalist not only led three investment rounds in Germany-based companies MetShape and Headmade
Materials as well as Switzerland-based Scrona, but also participated in four follow-on financing rounds with existing
portfolio companies, including a USD 50m Series C investment in US-based Lightforce Orthodontics and an AUD 8.5m Series A round for Australia-based Conflux Technology. With the final closing of the fund, the team headed by Johann Oberhofer and Arno Held will continue to support entrepreneurs that aim to transform the world with industrial 3D printing hardware, materials, software and applications. Arno Held, co-founder and managing partner highlights:
“The additive manufacturing industry has shown steady and strong growth over the last decade and startups have played a crucial role during this time. We are convinced that startups will continue to be key in providing the innovation required to finally bring the digital world to the real world, and that they will help to produce industrial goods in a sustainable manner and thus strengthen supply chains and tackle climate change.”
ABOUT AM VENTURES
The leading venture capital firm in industrial 3D printing (additive manufacturing, AM) has backed 20+ successful companies in seven countries on three continents. The team possesses in-depth technology know-how and is well connected with the most experienced experts in the field. As an investment partner, the company provides a globally leading ecosystem of sustainable investments in AM and introduces entrepreneurs to a large pool of industry veterans offering decades of experience in engineering, manufacturing, and executive management. In 2021, AM Ventures was set up as a venture capital fund. (www.amventures.com)