Origin, a San Francisco, CA – based new open platform for additive mass production, secured $10m in Series A funding.
The round was led by Jason Krikorian of DCM. In conjunction with the funding, Krikorian joined Origin’s Board of Directors.
The company, which previously raised $2.3m from Floodgate, Stanford University, Joe Montana, and other investors, also announced a new partnership with BASF, one of the largest chemicals producers in the world, to develop material for Origin’s “Open Additive Production” platform, which includes extensible software, modular hardware, and world-class materials from BASF and other partners.
Founded in 2015 by Chris Prucha, CEO, Origin is advancing Open Additive Production, a new way to build based on open materials, extensible software, and modular hardware. The company has worked with a network of material partners for over a year to develop a wide range of commercial grade materials for its system.
Working closely with BASF over the last year, Origin has developed a new print process for BASF’s new photopolymers that produces a combination of surface finish, mechanical strength, and throughput.