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Post-Processing Giant DyeMansion receives fresh funding from EIC and EIB

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Above: DyeMansion’s founders Felix Ewald (left) and Philipp Kramer (second from right) with the two new board members Peter Nietzer (second from left) and Felix Reinshagen (right)/Image Source: DyeMansion

The European Innovation Council (€ 4 million) and the European Investment Bank (€ 11 million) both invest in post-processing solutions company DyeMansion. With these two EU fundings, DyeMansion secures the long-term company development to enable the era of digital manufacturing where 3D-printed products become part of our everyday life.

Moreover, the global leader in post-processing solutions for industrial polymer 3D- printing appoints two new board members – Felix Reinshagen and Peter Nietzer. The two experienced entrepreneurs, board members and investors in the B2B industrial tech sector will support DyeMansion in the next phase of growth.

The financial support of the EU as well as the additional expertise on the board will help DyeMansion continue to lead the transformation of the 3D printing industry at the forefront. Combined with the momentum in the fourth quarter of 2021 and the continued support of our existing investors, we are now well positioned to continue to energetically develop relevant, highly industrial technologies that help our customers produce 3D-printed products with superior quality”, said Felix Ewald, CEO & Co-Founder of DyeMansion, right after a record-breaking Q4 in 2021, when the company sold over 100 machines.

The European Innovation Council (EIC) Fund is Europe’s flagship innovation program to identify, develop and scale up breakthrough and game-changing technologies. As a result of the successful market launch of DyeMansion’s VaporFuse technology and its hardware Powerfuse S the EIC Fund is adding a fresh €4 million funding.

DyeMansion’s Powerfuse S
Above: DyeMansion’s Powerfuse S was already the reason in 2020 why the EIC has selected DyeMansion to be part of the first “Green Deal” call/Image Source: DyeMansion

Already in 2020 the EIC has selected DyeMansion with their Powerfuse S to be part of the first “Green Deal” call within the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. With the successful rollout of the green & industrial vapour polishing system for sealed surfaces, DyeMansion supports the aim of the EU to promote the efficient use of resources by moving to a clean, circular economy. Now the EIC Fund supports this unification of economic sustainability and digital manufacturing again.

The additional €11 million funding of the European Investment Bank (EIB) is backed by the European Guarantee Fund (EGF) Venture Debt. The EGF-VD allows the Bank to provide growth capital to European small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) impacted by the COVID-19-crisis. EGF Venture Debt is based on a 100 per cent risk coverage from the 22 participating EU-member states.

With the EU funding, the company’s total financing reaches $43 million. Recognizing sustainability as one of DyeMansion’s core values that drives each innovation of the fast-growing company, the EIB especially supports Research & Development expenses.

This further EU financing lays the long-term foundations for DyeMansion to remain the technology leader for post-processing. DyeMansion is now able to bring even more and even faster new products to the market, such as the Powershot Performance Series in 2021. With their innovations, DyeMansion blends right into the factory of the future with state-of-the-art automation technology to set-up industry 4.0 ready production lines of tomorrow.

“We are proud to announce the EIC Fund support to DyeMansion. Through this investment, the EIC Fund is backing the additive manufacturing post-processing company growth and helping this company to implement a more sustainable supply chain.”

Nicklas Bergman, Member, EIC Fund Investment Committee

DyeMansion also announced that Felix Reinshagen and Peter Nietzer became the two new members of the advisory board. As an experienced entrepreneur, board member and investor, Peter Nietzer will actively accompany the development of DyeMansion as Chairman of the Board. In addition to various active roles in the management of private and public companies, he currently supports firms as an investor and board member. Peter Nietzer brings industry experience not least from his role as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Voxeljet, which he has accompanied since 2013.

Felix Reinshagen is the Founder and CEO of NavVis, a high-tech startup in the field of reality capture and digital twins in construction and manufacturing. His experience in building a fast-growing high-tech company in the B2B industry environment will not only be available as a board member but also as a sparring partner for DyeMansion’s founders and management.

“We are happy to support F&E activities at this innovative start-up company. We believe in the 3D printing market, and post-processing should be one of the winners following the Covid crisis, concerning global supply chains and sustainability.”

Fabrizio Morgera, Senior Investment Officer at the EIB

The company’s existing investors AM Ventures, btov Industrial Technologies Fund, UVC Partners, KGAL, Nordic Alpha Partners and the OMS-Invest GmbH are also happy about this news and remain bullish on DyeMansion’s journey. “I got to know Felix and Philipp already before the incorporation of DyeMansion in 2015 and I am more than happy that I had the chance to support them ever since. I continue to be very impressed with what this strong team has achieved so far. Their technology has been a key driver in developing the Additive Manufacturing market further and in enabling high-volume applications. Their outstanding results last quarter and a strong pipeline for 2022 show the great potential of DyeMansion. And the best is yet to come”, said Arno Held, managing partner of AM Ventures.


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