Valuations and funding decreased
In Additive Manufacturing (AM), rapid innovation and substantial funding were driving forces in the past decade. However, the industry is now navigating in a more challenging environment. The once-thriving ecosystem, characterized by significant investments and flourishing ventures, faces headwinds due to overpromised expectations leading to disappointment and subsequently, the subdued valuation of publicly traded companies in the sector. The top three AM technology startups raised over EUR 1.2 billion in total funding before going public in a SPAC deal. Although their valuation at the time of the IPO in 2021/22 was at EUR 4.6 billion, it has sharply dropped to only EUR 0.5 billion today.