Fictiv raised $100 million in funding backed by Bill Gates for on-demand manufacturing. See the 15-slide pitch deck that persuaded investors.
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- Supply-chain startup Fictiv recently raised $100 million in a Series E funding round.
- The firm was backed by Silicon Valley giant Accel and Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates.
- Insider got an exclusive look at the pitch deck Fictiv used to bring investors on board.
Fictiv, a supply-chain-management startup, recently raised $100 million in a Series E funding round backed by Bill Gates and Accel.
Founded in 2013, Fictiv bills its platform as a way to streamline the manufacturing process, offering businesses a menu of options to obtain parts via 3D printing, urethane casting, and other methods. The sell is that customers can get products to market quicker, without investing in expensive manufacturing sites or kit themselves. In one example, Fictiv points to toothbrush firm Quip using its platform to rapidly prototype a new electric toothbrush.
Activate Capital led the Series E round, with participation from new investors Angeleno Group, Cross Creek, and the Westly Group. Existing investors Accel, Bill Gates, G2 Venture Partners, and Standard Investments also invested.
“We’re grateful for this outstanding support from our investment partners,” said Dave Evans, the cofounder and CEO of Fictiv, who previously worked as a hardware engineer for automaker Ford.
Insider got an exclusive look at the pitch deck Fictiv used to bring investors on board. Check it out below: