Digital Manufacturing Investor Day (DMID) 2021, hosted by HP Tech Ventures and Dyndrite, is the second annual event that enables emerging technologies in the digital manufacturing industries link with investors.
It is a critical time for the manufacturing industry as a whole. While the pandemic shut down in-person events, affecting emerging companies in the middle of their capital raise, it also highlighted the fragility of extended supply chains and the deep-seated inability of manufacturers to be agile in their response. It emphasized how much more automation on the shop floor is needed to protect workers and signalled the need for better solutions, more market adoption and usage of digital manufacturing technologies.
Building on the success of the inaugural DMID 2020 event, which had more than 80 investor firms and 12 featured startups in attendance, the next event promises to be yet more impactful. The event’s panel of industry investors and successful entrepreneurs includes: Threshold Ventures and co-host HP Tech Ventures, as well as CEOs from several hot companies, such as Arrival, which is pioneering a radical approach to the design and manufacture of zero emissions mobility solutions and just announced going public at a $5.4 billion valuation; Bright Machines, which is melding robotics with computer vision and machine learning as part of their Microfactory; and Tech Soft 3D, which recently acquired Visual Kinematics and Ceetron as part of the company’s growth strategy.
The all-star industry panel at DMID 2021 will act as a sounding board for companies pitching during the event. Each panelist will offer feedback and ask the critical questions entrepreneurs must be able to answer. Investors in attendance will also be given information on the startups ahead of the event to understand more about each company, team, and technology.
DMID 2021 is inviting industry experts and press to register now.
Dyndrite’s Digital Manufacturing Investor Day was very beneficial for Voxel8 as we were preparing for a Series B+ fund raise. In addition to connecting with potential investors, we expanded our network of other additive companies with whom we explored collaboration opportunities and even ended up with a new board advisor! I’d highly recommend the event to any startup.
– Friedrich von Gottberg, President and CEO, Voxel8, and a featured emerging company at DMID 2020.