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Stage

Series A | Dead

Total Raised

$4.75M

Last Raised

$4.75M

About DGP Labs

The University of Toronto's Dynamic Graphics Project (dgp) is an interdisciplinary research laboratory within the Department of Computer Science. The lab's mission is advanced research and graduate instruction in human-computer interaction and computer graphics. dgp is home base to Computer Science faculty and students in these two areas.

Headquarters Location

54 West 21st Street Suite 1001

New York, New York, 10010,

United States

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DGP Labs Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Where is DGP Labs's headquarters?

    DGP Labs's headquarters is located at 54 West 21st Street, New York.

  • What is DGP Labs's latest funding round?

    DGP Labs's latest funding round is Series A.

  • How much did DGP Labs raise?

    DGP Labs raised a total of $4.75M.

  • Who are the investors of DGP Labs?

    Investors of DGP Labs include Bessemer Venture Partners and General Catalyst.

  • Who are DGP Labs's competitors?

    Competitors of DGP Labs include Wowiwe Instruction and 4 more.

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