Alex Furmansky's little sister, Michelle, would come home from school with creative artwork. The family would display it on the fridge for a few days, but soon the drawings wound up in the attic. Meanwhile, Michelle would be entertained by her collection of stuffed animals.
"I dreamed of a way of combining her original art with her love for plush toys," Furmansky said. So after toying with the idea for several months, he founded the start-up, Budsies.
Watch Alex Furmansky show off his custom toys in just 60 seconds to a "Power Pitch" panel with former toy retail executive, Rachel Jarrett, President of K'Nex Brands, Michael Araten, and co-founder and COO of Expansion VC, Ryan Melohn. Will the panelists be buddy-buddy with Budsies or call it child's play?