Steve Nelson
Steve Nelson
Steve Nelson,
Carbon, Inc.

Steve Nelson is a Co-Founder, was launch CEO, raising its initial Series A financing, and became Chairman of Carbon, Inc., a company playing a pioneering role in additive manufacturing and 3D printing.

Carbon, now a Silicon Valley-based company, was founded in late 2013 in Chapel Hill, NC. Working at the intersection of hardware, software, and molecular science, Carbon is delivering on the promise of 3D printing, allowing commercial customers to go beyond basic prototyping to achieve 3D manufacturing. The Company was introduced simultaneously at TED 2015 and to the scientific community on the cover of Science Magazine (March 2015). Carbon has received $222 million in funding, from lead investor, Sequoia Capital, plus, his long-time firm, Wakefield Group, and also Piedmont Capital Partners, Silver Lake Partners, Yuri Milner, Google Ventures (GV), and GE.

In addition, Steve has been on the board since 2002 and recently concluded a four-year term as Chairman of Blue Cross of North Carolina, the State's largest health insurer. He is now Chairman of the Executive Committee. 

Steve is a also a board member at IPG, a Sequoia Capital-backed company, the leader of Device Benefit Management solutions. 

Finally, Steve is on the board, and he and Wakefield Group are personal and lead institutional investor in Sift, Jud Bowman's third company, all in partnership with Steve and Wakefield, a company at the intersection of mobile and big data. 

Steve was a board member at SciQuest (NASDAQ - SQ1), a cloud-based spend management solution provider that sold recently to Accel-KKR for $509M. 

Previously, Steve Nelson had been at Wakefield Group as Managing Partner for 14 years. He established and ran the venture capital firm’s Research Triangle Park office. 

See Steve live as a Speaker at CED Tech Venture