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3D Printing Advanced Materials Manufacturing North America

AON3D Secures $11.5M & Manufactures First 3D Printed Parts for the Moon

– AON3D announced their $11.5M Series A funding and a partnership with Astrobotic for their historic Peregrine Moon Lander (PM1) mission.
– This brings the company’s total funding to $14.2M.
SineWave Ventures led the round with participation from AlleyCorp, Y Combinator Continuity, BDC Capital, EDC, Panache Ventures, MANA Ventures, top social-media influencers Josh Richards & Griffin Johnson, and leading Silicon Valley angels.
– The funding will be used to invest in 3D printing R&D, continue onboarding talent to support a growing enterprise, and provide clients with best-in-class support to achieve their 3D printing needs.

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Advanced Materials GreenTech North America Sustainability

Claros Technologies Raises $5M in Series A Funding

– Claros Technologies is a St. Paul, Minn.-based advanced materials company.
– The company closed an $5m Series A funding round.
– The round was led by 3×5 Partners.
– The new investment will be used to expand the applications of their technology at the scale required to address problems for which the world needs immediate solutions.

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3D Printing Advanced Materials Mechanical Design North America Robotics

Icon Raises Over $200M In Series B Funding

– Icon, an Austin, Texas-based developer of advanced construction technologies including robotics, software and building materials, raised $207M in series B financing.
– The round was led by Norwest Venture Partners with participation from 8VC, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, BOND, Citi, Crosstimbers, Ensemble, Fifth Wall, LENx, Moderne Ventures and Oakhouse Partners.
– Led by Jason Ballard, Co-founder and CEO, Icon develops advanced construction technologies using proprietary 3D printing robotics, software and advanced materials.

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Advanced Materials Clean Energy Energy Industrial North America

Quaise Raises $12 Million from Nabors Industries

– Quaise Inc. has raised $12m in financing from Nabors Industries.
– The proceeds of this financing will be utilized to accelerate development of Quaise’s millimeter wave drilling technology towards its first field demonstration in the Western U.S., uniquely positioning the company to scale geothermal energy to terawatts.
– Quaise has raised a total of $18m to date.

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Advanced Materials Electronics Manufacturing North America

Pajarito Powder Receives Series B

– U.S.-based startup Pajarito Powder has received a Series-B investment from Hyundai Motor Company.
– The company is a leader in the development and commercialization of advanced electrocatalysts for fuel cells and electrolyzers.
– Pajarito Powder manufactures a range of catalyst products using its own intellectual property as well as intellectual property licensed from the University of New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique.

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3D Printing Advanced Materials Hardware Industrial Manufacturing Manufacturing North America

Continuous Composites Closes $17m Series A Financing

– Continuous Composites Inc. announced the successful closing of its $17m Series A financing led by B. Riley Venture Capital, a subsidiary of B. Riley Financial, Inc.
– This latest investment follows prior funding rounds led by strategic partners Arkema S.A. and Saint-Gobain S.A.
– BRVC employs a strategy focused on investing in late-stage private growth companies with a path towards public markets. BRVC’s mission closely aligns with the company’s growth strategy, and access to B. Riley’s full suite of investment banking solutions makes BRVC an ideal partner for Continuous Composites.

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Advanced Materials CleanTech Industrial Manufacturing North America Product Research

Solidia Technologies Closes $78 Million Fundraise and Names Bryan Kalbfleisch CEO

– Solidia Technologies has raised $50m in a series B round of funding led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures, with participation from Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments), Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Prelude Ventures, and PIVA Capital.
– The company is now valued at $1bn.
– Solidia Technologies is a leading developer of low-carbon cement and concrete technologies.
– The company has developed a new cement technology that reduces CO2 emissions in the production of cement and consumes carbon in the production of concrete.
– The new funding will support the continued development and deployment of these leading technologies to accelerate the decarbonization of critical building materials industries.

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Advanced Materials Agriculture Biotechnology North America

Modern Meadow Raises $130M in Series C Funding

– Modern Meadow is a biofabrication company based in New Jersey and Brooklyn.
– Company raised $130m in Series C funding.
Key Partners Capital led the round with participation from Astanor Ventures, Horizons Ventures and Cape Capital.
– The new investment will be used to invest in research and development across material science and biotechnology.

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Advanced Materials Innovation Management North America Sustainability

Ecovative Raises $60M in Series D Financing

– Ecovative is a Green Island, NY-based mycelium technology company.
– The company raised $60m in Series D funding.
– The round was led by Viking Global Investors, with participation from Senator Investment Group, AiiM Partners, Trousdale Ventures and other investors.
– Steve Sherwood, Chairman of CWS Capital Partners, will be joining the company’s board.

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Advanced Materials Health Care Medical Device North America Product Management

Access Vascular Secures $20M in Series B

– Access Vascular from San Francisco has closed on a Series B round of financing.
TVM Capital Life Science led the round with a $15m commitment, with existing investors also participating.

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Advanced Materials Health Care Medical Device North America Product Management

Access Vascular, Inc. Secures $20 Million in Series B Financing

– A company addressing the most common and costly venous access complications has closed on a Series B round of financing.
TVM Capital Life Science led the round with a $15m commitment, with existing investors also participating.
– The company has developed a proprietary biomaterial platform that is both hydrophilic and lubricious, and has incorporated this material into two commercially-available venous access devices, the HydroPICC® Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter and HydroMID™ Midline Catheter.
– In vitro studies have shown that this biomaterial technology results in an average of 97% less thrombus accumulation on its surface compared to a standard polyurethane catheter.*

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Advanced Materials Health Care Medical Device North America

VenoStent Raises $2.3M Seed Funding

– VenoStent, an advanced materials company, today announced $2.3 million in seed funding.
– The company leverages its unique polymer engineering technology to develop bioresorbable slip-on polymer wraps, called SelfWrap.
– The product is aimed to eliminate vascular surgery failures, at first targeting vascular access surgery required to initiate hemodialysis treatment for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients.
Creative Ventures led the round with participation from IAG Capital Partners, C3 Ventures, Olima Ventures, Texas Halo Fund, Cowtown Angels, and SP Investment Fund, among other prominent investors.
– This brings the total funding to date to more than $6 million.

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Advanced Materials Aerospace Industrial Manufacturing North America Space Travel

Axiom raises $130M for its space station — and adds Blue Origin alum to its board

– Axiom Space raised $130m funding.
– The funding was led by C5 Capital and joined by Declaration Partners, Moelis Dynasty Investments, The Venture Collective, Hemisphere Ventures, and Starbridge Venture Capital.
– Axiom Space is building the world’s first commercial space station.
– The company’s president and CEO Michael Suffredini said the company’s valuation now exceeds $1 billion.

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Advanced Materials Aerospace Industrial Manufacturing North America Space Travel

Axiom Space raises $130 million for its commercial space station ambitions

– Axiom Space, a space startup, raised $130m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by C5 Capital and joined by other investors.
– The company plans to launch its first private astronaut mission to the ISS in January 2019.

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3D Printing Advanced Materials Building Material CAD Construction North America

Mighty Buildings Raises $40M In Series B Funding

– Mighty Buildings is a construction tech company applying automation and innovative new technologies to cut time and labor hours.
– The company raised $40m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Khosla Ventures and co-led by Zeno Ventures, with participation from returning investors Bold Capital Partners, Core Innovation Capital, and Foundamental.
– New investors included ArcTern Ventures, Abies Ventures, Modern Venture Partners, Giant Ventures, MicroVentures, One Way Ventures, Polyvalent Capital and others.

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