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Arevo Secures $25 Million, Introduces Aqua 2
Arevo is a technology company that automates the design and fabrication of large, geometrically complex, continuous CFRP composite products through a suite of innovations in materials science, robotics, and design software.
FREMONT, CA: Arevo, a Milpitas, Calif.-based company transforming composites production through digitalization and automation, raised $25 million in Series B funding round.
The round was led by Defy Partners and GGV Capital with participation from Khosla Ventures, Alabaster, and others. This will bring their total funding to $60m. Defy appointed Brian Shin, an accomplished serial entrepreneur, investor, and Defy Scout, to join Arevo's Board, which includes Hemant Bheda (Co-Founder), Sonny Vu (CEO), and Bruce Armstrong (Khosla).
"Arevo's new platform enables fabrication of high strength, low weight carbon fiber parts, currently not possible with today's standard techniques," said Trae Vassallo, founding partner at Defy. "We are thrilled to be working with the team to help scale up this incredibly impactful technology."
The company also introduced its newest system, the Aqua 2, the world's first high-speed additive manufacturing system for large continuous carbon fiber composite structures. The Aqua 2 can print 4x faster than its predecessor, enabling the rapid, on-demand production of large (up to one cubic meter) custom composite parts.
"Arevo is a compelling opportunity for us as it combines our three main investment foci: consumer internet, enterprise, and smart tech. We see fantastic potential in this market, and have backed Sonny before at Misfit. Arevo is led by an experienced team with solid technological foundation and 3D printing manufacturing know-how at scale - to offer breakthrough products at competitive prices," said Hans Tung, a Managing Partner at GGVC.
These announcements come on the heels of Arevo'scrowdfunding campaign to make their first direct-to-consumer products, the Superstrata bicycle and e-bicycle, the world's first true unibody custom 3D printed carbon fiber bikes. The campaign hit its goal of $100k in under 3 minutes after launch and is now on track to surpass $5m from over 3000 backers.