Carbon is a technology company and manufacturer which develops and manufactures 3D printers utilizing the Continuous Liquid Interface Production process, with their first commercial product being the Carbon M1 Printer.

Carbon is revolutionizing 3D printing and manufacturing with breakthrough technologies that enable the creation of end use parts with unique properties.

Carbon was founded in 2013 by Joseph DeSimone & Philip DeSimone. The company is based in Redwood City, California.

The Carbon M1 3D printer can produce parts sized up to 144 x 81 x 330mm, with the light engine display LED using 75μm pixels. The company is leasing the platform on a yearly basis and companies, such as BMW, Ford, and Legacy Effects, have already had access to the technology, including on a project involving Genisys collectibles. The printer supports using a variety of resin materials including some already in production commercial applications.

Carbon 3D is backed by leading investors including GV, Sequoia Capital, Baillie Gifford, Adidas Ventures, Johnson & Johnson Innovation (JJDC), Fidelity Management, Silver Lake Kraftwerk, Madrone Capital Partners, & Northgate Capital among others.


Carbon 3D was valued at a $2.4B in it's latest funding of a "Series E" round of a $260M on Jun 25, 2019. This brings company's total funding to $682M to date. Carbon was previosly valued at a $1.7B, when the company secured it's "Series D" round of a $200M on Dec 20, 2017.



  • Year founded: 2013
  • Funding Info: $682M in 6 Funding Rounds (Last Funding Type: Series E)
  • Yearly Revenue: $200M-$300M (2018)
  • Employee Size: 501-1,000
  • Business Valuation: Valued at $2.4B as of Jun 25, 2019
  • City/Town: Redwood City
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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