Plethora is a company providing a platform providing end-to-end manufacturing service for small to mid-scale manufacturing products. It was founded by Jeremy Herrman and Nick Pinkston in 2013. The company aims to provide greater access to a more efficient manufacturing process through its platform. Plethora is primarily based in San Francisco, California, though it also operates from Atlanta, Georgia.
Plethora’s service allows customers to manufacture products that they have designed using computer-aided design (CAD) software. Using Plethora’s add-on, feedback regarding manufacturing feasibility would also be provided by Plethora’s platform during the design stage. Based on their analysis of the design, Plethora would also calculate the cost needed to manufacture the product. Plethora’s products are suitable for businesses and individuals conducting rapid prototyping and just-in-time manufacturing.
Since Plethora was founded, the company succeeded in raising $24.3 million of capital through four funding rounds. The company’s most recent round was in May 2018, which was a Venture Round, accumulating $8.7 million in funds. Several investors who have previously participated in financing the rounds were Founders Fund, Lux Capital, Shasta Ventures, and Schox Patent Group.