Owl Works Wins Frontier Tech Forum Showdown in Seoul

Published by , July 7, 2017 12:37 pm

(3DPrint.com)  The Frontier Tech Showdown was held for the first time at this year’s Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo in Seoul. The Frontier Tech Showdown has become the premier pitch event for seed-stage startups in the fields of 3D printing, robotics, and virtual reality. Past competition winners have raised over $60 million. Venture capital firm Asimov Ventures sponsored the startup competition at last week’s I3DP Seoul, and presented the winner with an uncapped SAFE for $5,000.
The winner was Owl Works, a Korean startup that built its resin desktop Morpheus 3D printer, introduced at I3DP Seoul in June 2015, works at night. Soon after that I3DP event, the startup held a successful Kickstarter campaign for the Morpheus, followed by another campaign for its Morpheus Delta 3D printer in 2016. Owl Works runs facilities in both Korea and the US – Ryujin Lab, Inc. is its Korean headquarters, while Owl Works 3D, LLC is the US office in San Jose, California. “We were impressed by the quality of startups at the inaugural Frontier Tech Showdown Seoul. Owl Works emerged as the clear winner, thanks to strong market performance of the Morpheus printer, which cleverly uses an LCD panel for enhanced resolution and speed over traditional stereolithography,” Tyler Benster, General Partner, Asimov Ventures, and one of the competition’s judge.

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