Korean startup Dr. Tail, a non-face-to-face veterinarian consultation service in the United States, has been selected as the 23rd global startup at ‘SLUSH 2022’, the world’s largest tech startup conference. Dr. Tail was the only Korean startup chosen earlier in the Top 100 list. Dr. Tail’s service eases pet parents’ anxiety about visiting to vet as it helps them diagnose minor issues through online consultation.
4,600 startups attended this year’s SLUSH held in Helsinki, Finland, on Nov 17 & 18. It is considered one of the world’s top four startup conferences, along with TechCrunch Disrupt in the US, Web Summit in Portugal, and Viva Technology in France. The startups selected as the top 100 at Slush 2022 compete for a prize of 1 million euros.
Dr. Tail, ranked 23rd globally, gets opportunities to attract investment from top global investors such as Accel, General Catalyst, Lightspeed, NEA, and Northzone. Dr. Tail has been highly evaluated for its excellent business model and impact.
Dr.Tail is a pre-treatment service that lets pet parents consult an online veterinarian first to see if the pet needs hospital treatment. The medical records stored in the veterinary hospital are automatically synchronized with the Dr. Tail app, and quick and accurate consultation is provided by referring to the previous medical history of the companion animal. The service is currently operating in the US market.
Lee Dae-hwa, CEO of Dr. Tail, said, “I am delighted to prove the excellence of Dr. Tail by competing with world-class startups.”
Dr. Tail has also won the National Assembly Trade, Industry and Energy Small and Medium Venture Business Chairman Award at the ‘4th Youth Startup Awards and the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Award at the ‘Technology Commercialization Competition. Dr. Tail participated in this SLUSH 2022 with the support of the Sungkyunkwan University Entrepreneurship Support Group.
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