Zetwerk, the world’s largest custom manufacturing platform, on Monday claimed that it has raised $150 million in an equity round led by New York-based D1 Capital Partners. New investors Avenir and IIFL also participated in the round, along with existing investors Greenoaks Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital and Accel Partners.
The latest round values Zetwerk at $1.33 billion, making it one of the fastest-growing digital manufacturing firms in the world, having raised its seed funding round only three years ago in August 2018. The round also makes it the latest member of the coveted unicorn club. Zetwerk had finished a $120 million Series D in February 2021.
“Zetwerk is helping enterprises navigate the shift to digital manufacturing amidst rapidly changing global supply chains,” stated Amrit Acharya, CEO of Zetwerk. “Over the last year, more than 100 western companies have moved their supply chains to India via Zetwerk, across industrial and
consumer products.” Bengaluru-based Zetwerk would use the funds towards building new technology, global expansion and strengthening its market leadership across industrial and consumer manufacturing supply chains, Acharya said.
“In a short period of time, we believe Zetwerk has become a leader in delivering fast and cost-effective manufacturing solutions to companies globally and accelerating the pace of digital transformation of a very traditional industry,” stated Jeremy Goldstein of D1 Capital Partners.
Zetwerk has confirmed strong growth with its revenue growing approximately three times in 2020-21. It aims to grow its revenue by four times in 2021-22, based on a strong order book of Rs 5000 crore. The company also said that it has already turned EBITDA positive this financial year and is growing the business in a capital-efficient manner.
Zetwerk’s custom manufacturing platform helps customers convert their digital designs into physical products. It provides customers access to a wide range of manufacturing capabilities. These consist metal fabrication, CNC machining, plastic injection moulding, 3D printing and aluminum die castings, across 1000s of manufacturing partners.
These capabilities serve a diverse set of industries ranging from traditional ones such as oil & gas, energy, infrastructure, aerospace, apparel to modern ones such as renewables, electric vehicles, consumer electronics, and space.
The round also incorporated angel investors such as Ritesh Aggarwal, founder of OYO, Kunal Shah, founder of CRED, Cem Garih, managing partner of Alarko Ventures; the venture capital arm of Alarko Group, and Fethi Sabanci Kamisli, founding partner of Esas Ventures; one of the largest family-owned investment firms in Turkey.