Glowforge Raises $43M in Series E Funding


Glowforge, a Seattle, WA-based creator of a 3D laser printer, raised $43M in Series E funding.

The round was led DFJ Growth with participation by existing investors Foundry Group and True Ventures. Revolution Growth also participated.

The company plans on using the funds to expand its operations and to increase its business reach.

Glowforge was founded in 2015 by Dan Shapiro, CEO, and Mark Gosselin (CTO). The laser printer can cut, etch and engrave products from hundreds of materials, including wood, leather, acrylic, paper, fabric, cardboard, metal, glass, ceramic, stone, laptops — and even chocolate.

It’s easy to set it up in less than 30 minutes. You can also control it through any web browser on any Mac or PC, tablet, smartphone, or tablet. It comes with an integrated print app that is free and allows users to quickly take photos, sketches, and digital designs from concept to reality in a matter of minutes.

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