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Dayton Horvath

NewCap Partners Inc

How Investment, M&A, and Technology Trends are Shaping the Additive Manufacturing Industry

The additive manufacturing industry continues to grow with ever increasing interest for investment and acquisition from financial and strategic parties alike. This presentation provides an overview of recent investments, acquisitions, and market size expectations with commentary on growth rates, number and size of startup investments globally, and the strategic nature of those acquisitions. The industry value chain and its various participants are then examined to provide insights into high-level technology trends and their growth potential. Trends to be discussed include continuous carbon fiber 3D printing, generative design, and machine learning. Overlaying the scalability and development cycles of materials, printers, and software onto these trends then informs the future technology mix and its broader implications on stakeholders across the value chain.


Dayton T. Horvath Principal, NewCap Partners Inc.

Dayton Horvath provides strategic advice to entrepreneurs, business owners, and executives across numerous industries including chemicals and materials, semiconductor, consumer packaged goods, automotive, aerospace and defense, and diversified industrials for NewCap Partners. In supporting corporate development, merger and acquisition, and financing activities, Dayton specializes in emerging technologies market research and analysis with a particular focus on startups.

Prior to joining NewCap, Dayton worked as an industry analyst and consultant with select Fortune 500 corporations and venture-backed startup clients. He maintains deep industry expertise in the areas of additive manufacturing, materials informatics, and advanced materials. As part of his industry coverage, Dayton speaks regularly at international conferences, and is a contributing author at 3D Printing Industry.

Prior to his work as a consultant, Dayton led the Materials Design and Manufacturing coverage area at Lux Research, a strategic advisory and market research firm. He provided strategic advice and technical expertise on advanced materials, design, and manufacturing technologies to 100+ Innovation 1000 clients. His role involved managing a compelling research agenda, authoring company profiles, analyst insights, and market reports, scouting and interviewing startups, as well as making introductions for clients to those startups.

Dayton began his career working with a venture-backed startup called Citrine Informatics, conducting user interviews to better understand the value proposition behind their machine learning materials data platform.

Dayton earned his M.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He also graduated from the University of Connecticut as a University Scholar and Honors Scholar with his B.S. in Chemistry, and minors in Business and Materials Science & Engineering.


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