Get to Know Dog Parker, the Startup that Just Won a Shark Tank Style Competition in New York
During the cohosted Inside 3D Printing, RoboUniverse, and VR Summit event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City this week, one of the concurrent sessions—the Frontier Tech Startup Showdown—presented some of the top startups on hand the opportunity to compete in a “Shark Tank” like competition where the winner would walk away with a $15,000 Uncapped SAFE courtesy of Asimov Ventures, the company who sponsored the event.
Past winners of the Showdown have gone on to collectively raise over $21 million, with the average winner raising around $3.5 million in subsequent rounds of funding.
This year’s competition featured eight unique startups in all three tech categories—3D printing, VR, and robotics. They were 3D Matter, Applied Motion, Arevo, Cellink, Dog Parker, Jodone, Voodoo Manufacturing, and VRVU. Top executives from each of those companies were given four minutes each to present their company’s story and pitch the panel of judges—all of whom hailed from organizations in the business of funding startups like the ones these—as to why they deserved to be crowned the winner. And, because we already spoiled it for you with that headline, you know that Dog Parker went on to be named Best in Show. (Get it?!?!)