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3D model marketplace CG Trader tops 1.5 million members

6-fold growth over last 3 years leads to over $2.3 million in funding

The announced 3D printing revolution passes through software and 3D modeling. That’s why companies like Dassault Systems and Autodesk are booming (especially on the stock market) and 3D model marketplaces are also taking off. One of the largest professional 3D model communities, CG Trader, just revealed they reached 1.5 million members after growing 6-fold over the past 3 years.

This means that a new member joins CG Trader every minute, turning it into a massive force that is changing the 3D industry. The company has evolved significantly, striving to be the most designer-friendly 3D marketplace in the world for designers, while attracting customers from over 180 countries – a truly global community.

CG Trader tops 1.5 million

Overall, CG Trader members share, sell and buy close to 700,000 high-quality 3D models, learning from hundreds of tutorials and competing in great competitions with prize pools worth over $100,000 collectively.

Since last June, when the community reached 1 million users, CG Trader developed and remade many tools on its site: in March 2018 they launched CGTrader Analytics, which lets designers see 6 years worth of marketplace data, trends and insights, in April the team completely revamped the seller’s dashboard to show every bit of relevant information in a single page. In June they launched the Batch uploader, which lets users easily upload their complete library in a single session. Dozens of minor improvements were also made along the way with added support for the newest 3D model file formats.

In October CG Trader received some recognition for these efforts as they were awarded the Deloitte CEE Fast 50 Rising Star. This led to $2.3 million funding round in December and a nomination among the top scale-up companies in the Digital Top 50 Awards, organized by Google, McKinsley and Rocket Internet. You can see all recent CG Trader achievements and highlights in the infographic below.

CG Trader tops 1.5 million


Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as both a technology journalist and communications consultant. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he received his undergraduate degree. Specializing in covering the AM industry, he founded London-based 3D Printing Business Media Ltd. (now 3dpbm) which operates in marketing, editorial and market analysys&consultancy services for the additive manufacturing industry. 3dpbm publishes 3D Printing Business Directory, the largest global directory of companies related to 3DP, as well as several editorial websites, including 3D Printing Media Network and Replicatore. Since 2016 he is also a Senior Analyst for leading US-based firm SmarTech Analysis focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets.

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