Posts by Bolt Team
Bolt is a venture capital firm investing at the intersection of software and physical goods. Often writing founders their first check, Bolt focuses on concept-stage companies: pre-seed, pre-product. Portfolio companies build a foundation for success by leveraging Bolt’s engineering team, prototyping environment, and experience building multi-billion dollar companies. Bolt has offices in San Francisco and Boston.
Hardware Product Management Frameworks for Startups
Early-stage hardware companies usually understand the “how” of product develo...
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What Cracking Open a Sonos One Tells Us About the Sonos IPO
I always find more truth about a company’s future buried in a company’s produ...
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Peloton and the Importance of Predicates for Hardware Startups
Peloton is a tremendously successful hardware startup. But without SoulCycle,...
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The Complete Guide to Building Hardware Startup Teams: Part 3 (Management + Scale)
This is Part 3 of a three part series. Check out Part 1: Founders and Culture...
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The Complete Guide to Building Hardware Startup Teams: Part 2 (Contributors + Product)
This is Part 2 of a three part series. If you missed Part 1, check it out her...
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The Complete Guide to Building Hardware Startup Teams: Part 1 (Founders + Culture)
This is Part 1 of a three part series. Check out Part 2: Contributors and Pro...
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Developing a Product Requirements Document for Hardware Startups
I have always avoided writing. As a mechanical engineer, I would rather do...
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Here’s Why Juicero’s Press is So Expensive
Hidden away in Juicero’s bad week of press is one of the most powerful lesson...
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Hardware Startups Should Lower User Expectations
I continually notice hardware startup founders over-promising and under-deliv...
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