Autodesk has established an investment fund of up to US $100 million to accelerate advances in the future of making things. Are you changing the way things are designed, made, and used?

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Changing the world together

We believe the future of making things will be powered by a highly connected, frictionless ecosystem that will enable designers, makers, engineers, and everyone involved to seamlessly collaborate across the entire product development lifecycle.

We’re investing up to $100 million to support those who share this vision. Whether you’re using our cloud APIs to build a new business or taking your business into the cloud, join us in building the future together.

More than just capital



Whether you’re a startup or large company, we help you grow your ideas for the future of making things into successful products and services.



You’ll be able to tap into Autodesk’s 35 years of business and technology resources, insights, and experience.



You’ll have access to Autodesk’s global network of innovators, executives, and partners to build key industry relationships and help secure initial customers.

What do we look for in an investment?

The Forge Fund is looking to partner with innovators at any investment stage. If you are advancing the future of how things are designed, made, and used, we want to speak with you. Some things we look for include:

  • You currently (or have immediate plans to) use Autodesk cloud APIs
  • You have an excellent management team
  • You are addressing a complex problem facing the future of design and creation
  • You are disrupting the market
  • You are fundamentally changing how things are designed, made or used

Is your company extending the boundaries of the future of making things?

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