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Nvidia Co-Leads $99M Round For 3D Metal-Printing Startup Seurat Technologies 

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3D metal-printing startup Seurat Technologies locked up a $99 million Series C led by NVenturesNvidia’s venture capital arm — and Capricorn’s Technology Impact Fund.

The company did not announce a valuation, but Reuters reported the cash infusion values the company at around $350 million.

Seurat’s green energy-powered Area Printing technology allows for the elimination of greenhouse gas emissions from the parts manufacturing process while also possibly eliminating supply chain issues, according to the company.

Seurat anticipates its printing technology will have the potential to directly mitigate as much as 100 million tons of CO₂ by 2030.

Founded in 2015, the company has now raised nearly $180 million, per Crunchbase data. New investors in the Series C include Honda Motor and Cubit Capital. Previous investors that took part in the new round are True Ventures, SIP Global Partners, Porsche Automobil Holding, Denso Global, General Motors Ventures, Maniv Mobility and Xerox Venture Capital.

“I expect that (going public) is in our cards … 12-18 months is the earliest we would consider that … potentially more like 24 or 36,” Seurat CEO James DeMuth told Reuters in an interview.

3D funding

The round for Seurat is the largest raised by any 3D printing startup this year, according to Crunchbase data.

In general, funding to such startups has been down this year. In 2021, 3D printing companies raised nearly $1.7 billion, per Crunchbase. That number fell to about $1.2 billion last year and thus far this year such startups have seen only $677 million roll their way.

Seurat’s round also marked just the latest investment deal by Nvidia and its venture arm this year. The chip giant has been very busy this year, often investing in AI-related startups.

Some of the biggest deals it has taken part in this year include:

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