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>News >UF spinout with animal health tech wins Seedfunders’ pitch event at Synapse

Seedfunders, a St. Petersburg-based early stage investment firm, will invest $5,000 in VetGuardian, with technology designed to keep animals healthier and veterinarians safer.

VetGuardian won the Seedfunders pitch event at Synapse Converge, a three-day virtual gathering.

VetGuardian was one of three companies presenting to a panel of judges from around the state. Each company got about 10 minutes to pitch, then each judge asked follow-up questions.

VetGuardian provides contactless vital sign monitoring for animals. Using doppler radar-based technology, the company’s monitors can continuously detect pulse, respiration and temperature without any wires or contact sensors.

“Nothing touches the patient whatsoever,” said Scott Ijaz, who heads commercialization for the company…