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Partners & Advisory Board Members
NFL 18-year veteran and in-game analyst for The NFL on CBS
Executive Director of Player Development and Legal for the Minnesota Vikings
Raised $1M in initial funding round
2 fully executed utility patents (US 9,888,732B2 and US 8,898,822B2)
Over 60 colleges and 7 NFL teams have Kato Collar in their equipment room
Nearly 1,000 collars on the football field including NFL teams, and NCAA FBS and FCS teams including former National Champion, Clemson.
Semi-finalist in the 2020 Pepperdine Most Fundable Companies Competition. (Top 100 of 4500)
Guardian Athletics’ Kato Collar provides better protection to the head and neck of athletes by slowing their movement after impact by up to 30% and allowing football players a lightweight, discreet design that doesn’t get in the way of a safer way to play football.
The Kato Collar’s unique patented design:
• Has shown through independent biomechanical testing to decelerate the head after impact by up to 30% and reduces the forces known to cause a concussion. We do this by absorbing the energy elicited to the brain caused by movement of the head.
• Slows down the head and neck, too, which prevents excruciatingly painful burners and stingers from occurring.
• Does not inhibit the player’s motion in any way, allowing for full active range of motion.