Glowforge is a 3D laser printer that uses a laser to carve and engrave products from raw materials like wood, leather, acrylic – even cardboard.

Glowforge uses a beam of light the width of a human hair to cut, engrave, and shape designs from a variety of materials.

Glowforge was founded in 2014 by Dan Shapiro and Mark Gosselin. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.


Glowforge’s wireless desktop laser makes it simple for designers, artists, and makers to take products directly from digital design to reality. Glowforge uses subtractive technology to cut and engrave products from durable and beautiful materials like wood, leather, acrylic, paper, fabric – even chocolate.


Glowforge can be set up in under 30 minutes and controlled through a web browser on any Mac, PC, tablet and smartphone. The integrated Glowforge Print app, which is free for life, means you can take sketches, photos and digital designs from idea to reality in minutes.


Glowforge’s technology helps crafters, makers and handcraft entrepreneurs easily and quickly transform materials from wood to acrylic to leather into beautiful, personalized objects for the home, for gifts, or for sale.


Glowforge is backed by DFJ Growth, Foundry Group, True Ventures, Revolution Growth, Craft Stores, and others. The company raised $43M in a Series E round on Jun 22, 2022. This brings Glowforge's total funding to $113.2M to date.



  • Year founded: 2014
  • Funding Info: $113.2M over 6 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series E)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Seattle
  • State: Washington
  • Country: United States
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