AM Ventures has closed its oversubscribed seed and early-growth fund at EUR 100 million – 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 firm will use the resources from this oversubscribed fund to expand its portfolio of 17 companies, and further boost the industrial 3D printing industry.
“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”, said Johann Oberhofer, co-founder and managing partner at AM Ventures.
Currently, 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 50 million Series C investment in US-based Lightforce Orthodontics, and an AUD 8.5 million 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, applications, and industry more generally.
“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,” highlighted Arno Held, co-founder and managing partner of AM Ventures.