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Digital Manufacturing Investor Day by Dyndrite

Meet the emerging companies and investors building the future of digital manufacturing.

On June 30, 2020 Dyndrite hosted a virtual pitch event featuring 12 innovative companies transforming the digital manufacturing landscape. The event was attended by over 100 other venture capitalists, corporate venture arms, industry press, and leading enterprises supporting the digital manufacturing industry.

Investor Day Advisors

“Manufacturers need to adopt digital manufacturing technologies to become more agile, responsive, and competitive. We believe we are at a crucial moment where investment in these technologies will change the face of manufacturing.”

Anna Patterson

Managing Partner, Gradient Ventures 

“The entire manufacturing community has been galvanized to step up, band together and deliver as never before. Companies large and small are working around the clock to produce life-saving protective gear and medical devices in record time, proving that great minds and appropriate tech can make a profound difference - investors are taking notice."

James Taylor

Venture Partner, HP Tech Ventures 

Gradient Ventures at Digial Manufacturing Investor Day hosted by Dyndrite.
HP Tech Ventures at Digital Manufacturing Investor Day hosted by Dyndrite.

Media Partners

Metal AM Digital Magazine
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Keynote

Harshil Goel

CEO, Dyndrite

Discussion Panel

MODERATED BY:

Harshil Goel  CEO of Dyndrite

PARTICIPANTS:

Hap Klopp  Founder of The North Face

Travis Busbee  CTO of Voxel8

Greg Smithies  Partner at BMW i Ventures

Blake Teipel  CEO of Essentium

James Taylor  Venture Partner at HP

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INVESTOR DAY ATTENDEES

Thank you to everyone who participated!

June 30, 2020 DMID Event Schedule

7:50 AM

Welcome Message

8:00 AM

Dyndrite Keynote: Harshil Goel, CEO

8:15 AM

Panel: Evolving Digital Manufacturing - What’s Next For The Industry?

Moderator: Harshil Goel, CEO of Dyndrite

Panelists:

Hap Klopp, Founder of The North Face

Travis Busbee, CTO of Voxel8

Greg Smithies, Partner at BMW i Ventures

Blake Teipel, CEO of Essentium

James Taylor, Venture Partner at HP Tech Ventures

9:00 AM

Lightning Pitches + Live Q&A

11:00 AM

Event Close, Slack will Remain Open for Networking

Hap Klopp, Founder of The North Face

Special Panel Guest: Hap Klopp

Founder of The North Face

Evolving Digital Manufacturing - What’s Next for The Industry

About Digital Manufacturing Investor Day

Dyndrite’s Digital Manufacturing Investor Day achieved an outstanding response with 100s of investors, companies, press, and attendees expressing interest in the event.

Interested in participating in an Investor Day in the future? Click below.

Why are we doing this now?
Now more than ever, development and innovation in the digital manufacturing industry is a necessity. Companies are working to figure out how to recover from disrupted supply chains and reduced economic growth so they are seeking new solutions that will enable them to survive and grow once again. Enabling more investment in these new technologies means that we can all have a chance to recover economically. Read our
latest blog post for more.

What is Elevate?
Dyndrite’s mission has always been to provide tools and services that elevate the entire digital manufacturing industry. With this event we are also launching an umbrella initiative we call, “Dyndrite Elevate”. Elevate will focus on growing and supporting the digital manufacturing company community, and workforce development communities. Through this and similar activities, such as our recent
Dyndrite Developer Conference, we hope to build a strong and vibrant development community in the digital manufacturing market.

 

Who attends the Investor Day?
We invited investors and founders in the digital manufacturing space. On the day of the event, general attendees and press were also in attendance.

A list of select attendees is available above.

 

Can I participate remotely?
This entire event was handled virtually. Anyone anywhere in the world was welcome to attend.

 

How much is registration for Digital Manufacturing Investor Day and how do I register?

Digital Manufacturing Investor Day is free for everyone! DMID2020 has passed but you can express your interest for the next one here.

 

Will there be a CEO Keynote?

Yes. Dyndrite’s CEO, Harshil Goel, had a scheduled session at the beginning of the day, posted above. To learn more about Harshil, visit our website www.dyndrite.com.

 

Will there be a Q&A period?
Yes, there was a scheduled Q&A period after each presentation. Attendees were encouraged to engage in conversations and ask questions through the provided Slack networking channels.

 

How does online networking work?

Networking was provided through the Dyndrite Community Slack. Slack is a channel-based messaging platform which enables private video conferencing with other attendees, document, link, image sharing, and more!

 

How do I report inappropriate conduct?

We are committed to creating a safe experience and harassment or discrimination of conference participants in any form is not tolerated.

 

  • Every Dyndrite event attendee is responsible for promoting and creating a safe experience for all participants, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, nationality, age, religion, or socioeconomic status.

  • If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact our conference staff immediately, or email elevate@dyndrite.com.

For Investors:

Are investors who participate in Digital Manufacturing Investment Day required to invest?
No. While we hope the investors will jump at opportunities presented during the event, there is no obligation to invest or schedule meetings with teams.

 

When can pitches be viewed online?

Qualified investors had exclusive password protected access to 5 min pitch videos during and after the event. Companies that participated in the live event showed their 5 min pitch, followed by a short Q&A. 30-second elevator pitches and company contact information is now published and accessible through the "View Pitches" buttons above.

For Companies:
 

Are founders who pitch at Digital Manufacturing Investment Day guaranteed investment?
No. While the top applicants will be given an opportunity to pitch to investors, there is no guarantee of further meetings or funding at all.

 

What kind of companies can apply?
Dyndrite may host this event again in the future. Companies developing and enabling next-generation software and hardware tools for digital manufacturing are
encouraged to apply. All applications will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

What stage companies are you accepting?
We encourage revenue-positive or product-ready companies that are seeking Series A level funding or higher to
apply.
 

Who sees my application?
Select Dyndrite team members and expert investor advisors who are partnered with this event will review all applications.

 

Why are you asking for a video submission in the application?
As this is a virtual event, video submissions are the preferred medium for pitching and will help us assess your ability to communicate via the video medium.

 

Is there a deadline to apply?
DMID2020 has passed with great success so Dyndrite is considering hosting a future event. If you are a startup, company, investor, press, or expert user, you are welcome to
express your interest now to attend a future DMID.

I already applied for DMID2020, do I have to apply again?
Company applications for DMID2020 will be considered for the future. There were multiple companies with outstanding technologies but only a number of presentation spots. If you applied in the past, Dyndrite will reach out to your team to confirm if you are still interested to participate in a future event.

Confidentiality

We ask that companies do not disclose any information deemed confidential, to Dyndrite, advisors, or the audience before or during the event. Interested parties may schedule direct meetings from the links on the pitch landing page, or reach out to participating companies on alternate channels like websites, LinkedIn, etc.

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If you have additional questions, we’re happy to answer.
Please contact us at
elevate@dyndrite.com

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