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Joseph DeSimone

Carbon
Partners
Jim Goetz
Partnered In
2013

First Meeting

Carbon was still just four co-founders when we met with them in 2013: Alex, the mad scientist; Joe, the accomplished academic; Ed, the trusted advisor and Steve, the selfless connector. We had been researching the 3D printing industry for several years, and had never witnessed anything like Carbon’s product demo. The technology spoke for itself—within an hour, we cleared our calendars and brought the rest of the partnership in to see the demo. A couple of days later, we had signed a term sheet to partner with this stellar team, becoming its first outside investor.