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

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Join us Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 8AM PST for our virtual pitch event featuring a selection of innovative companies transforming the digital manufacturing landscape.

Network with over 100 other venture capitalists, corporate venture arms, industry press, and leading enterprises supporting the digital manufacturing industry.

Investor Day Industry Panel

These experienced entrepreneurs and venture capitalists will be discussing the challenges and opportunities of the digital manufacturing industry as a whole as well as providing feedback and advice to emerging companies on their DMID pitches.

Avinash Rugoobur
President &
Chief strategy officer

Avinash has overseen the close of over $200 million in investment from blue-chip investors including Hyundai, Kia, UPS and funds managed by BlackRock, as well as Arrival’s international expansions.

Amar Hanspal
co-founder & CEO
bright machines

Amar leads a team focused on changing the resiliency, flexibility and economics of manufacturing through intelligent, software-based automation.

Venture Partner
HP Tech Ventures

James manages the expansion of funds that have invested in Robinhood, Boom Supersonic, Gusto and SpaceX and helps build market leading ecosystems including Apple iTunes, Apple QuickTime and Palm’s PluggedIn Program.

co-founder & CEO
techsoft 3d

Ron has spent the past 24 years helping Tech Soft 3D go from a four-person start-up to establish Tech Soft 3D as the leading technology partner to the engineering software industry.

Heidi Roizen

Heidi is a venture capitalist, corporate director and ‘recovering’ entrepreneur and currently a partner at Threshold Ventures, a leading technology venture firm.

Qualified investors, press, and industry experts are welcome at #DMID2021

Calling all emerging companies ready to build the future of Digital Manufacturing.

Startups - Apply Today

  1. Submission Deadline 12:00AM PDT December 4, 2020: Please complete the “sign up” form by this date.
  2. Advising December 7-16, 2020: Selected founders will meet with advisors via Zoom conference for their event briefing, elevator pitch, and 5 min lightning pitch feedback.
  3. Pitches Due January 8, 2021: Participating founders will record and submit both of their 30 second and 5 minute video pitches.
  4. DMID 2021 January 19, 2021:  The video conference will be hosted on Zoom and consist of live and pre-recorded content. Networking opportunities will be available. Startups are recommended to use Calendly to schedule follow-up meetings with investors.

Investors - What’s in it for you?

  1. Get smart quick on rising trends and innovations in the Digital Manufacturing space.
  2. Meet with the latest Digital Manufacturing companies that are poised to transform the industry.
  3. Gain exclusive access to pitches and founder contact information through a password-protected landing page.
  4. Save hours of sifting through this rising space by accessing lightning pitch presentations curated by Digital Manufacturing experts.

Dyndrite reserves the right to refuse attendance requests to this curated event.

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January 19, 2021 DMID Event Schedule

Subject to change. Times in PST.

8:00 AM
Welcome Message
Harshil Goel, Founder and CEO, Dyndrite
8:10 AM
Investor Day Industry Panel
Avinash Rugoobur, President & Chief Strategy Officer, Arrival Ltd.
Amar Hanspal, CEO, Bright Machines
James Taylor, Venture Partner, HP Tech Ventures
Ron Fritz, CEO, Tech Soft 3D
Heidi Roizen, Partner, Threshold Ventures
8:30 AM
Company Pitches with Demo + Q&A
10:30 AM

Frequently Asked Questions

About Digital Manufacturing Investor Day:

Why do we hold this event?
Now more than ever, development and innovation in the digital manufacturing industry is a necessity. As companies recover from disrupted supply chains and reduced economic growth, they are seeking new solutions that will enable them to survive and thrive again. Enabling investment in these new technologies means that we can all have a chance to recover economically.

Read our blog post from our first DMID event in June 2020 for more information as to the inspiration for this event.

What is “Elevate”?
“Elevate” is Dyndrite’s umbrella initiative that focuses on growing and supporting the digital manufacturing and workforce development communities. Through our Elevate activities, including DMID and our Dyndrite Developer Conference, we hope to build a strong and vibrant development community in the digital manufacturing market.

Who attends DMID?
We welcome digital manufacturing founders, investors, press and industry experts to attend DMID.

Can I participate remotely?
Yes, this is an entirely virtual event. Anyone anywhere in the world is welcome to attend.

How much does it cost to register for DMID and how can I sign up?
Digital Manufacturing Investor Day is free for everyone! Simply click on the ‘sign up’ button on this page to participate.

Will there be a CEO Keynote?
Yes. Dyndrite’s CEO, Harshil Goel, will have a scheduled session at the beginning of the day. Learn more about Harshil at

Will there be a Q&A with presenting companies?
Yes, there will be a scheduled Q&A period after each presentation with the Investor Panel. Attendees are encouraged to engage in conversations and ask questions through the provided channels.

How do I report inappropriate conduct?
We are committed to creating a safe experience. Harassment or discrimination of conference participants in any form will not be 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

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 meet with teams.

When can pitches be viewed online?
Qualified investors will have exclusive access to pitch videos during and after the event. Emerging companies that are selected to participate in the live event will present their 5 min pitch publicly, followed by a short Q&A.

For Companies:

Are founders who pitch at Digital Manufacturing Investment Day guaranteed investment?
No, there is no guarantee of further meetings or funding.

What kind of companies can apply?
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?
Your application will be reviewed by select Dyndrite team members and our partnered investor advisors.

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 video.

When is the application deadline?
Please submit your application by: December 4th, 2020

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 Calendly links on the investor landing page, or reach out to participating companies on alternate channels such as websites or LinkedIn.

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