Just as MakerBot announced their new 50,000 square-foot facility are they set to be acquired? The Wall Street Journal thinks it’s a possibility.
Their sources tell them that the four-year-old company is looking for new investment and this could lead to an acquisition from one of a number of interested parties.
However this is merely speculation and the article even goes on to say that it would be unlikely in a company with such a huge and meteoric growth for the owners to cash out now.
What is factual is that in the last round of financing Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, invested heavily in the company. Time magazine’s Person of the Year in 1999 does have a habit of backing winners.
It is not difficult to see why the bigger boys in the industry or even outside of the industry would be interested in MakerBot but it is difficult to see Bre packing up and selling the company he has dedicated the last four years of his life to, building it up from the ground.
One to watch perhaps?