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Hardware by the Numbers (Part 2: Financing + Manufacturing)

This is a 4-part series on what building a scalable hardware business looks like: Team + prototyping Financing + manufacturing…

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Hardware by the Numbers (Part 1: Team + Prototyping)

This is a 4-part series on what building a scalable hardware business looks like: Team + prototyping Financing + manufacturing…

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No, You Can’t Manufacture That Like Apple Does

Startups can’t do things the same way big companies do. And that’s a good thing; here’s why. Startups and big companies…

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The Advantages of Hardware

Time and time again people present the disadvantages of building hardware products and businesses. There are many, so I don’t…

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Wearables? Beware!

We’re in the middle of a major surge of wearable consumer electronic products. Originally, these devices were purely for fitness:…

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The Internet of (Dumb) Things

Let’s solve real problems instead… Ah, the good ole Internet of Things. Its catchy name leads a whole bunch of people…

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Why We Exploded Hardware and Put it on Our Walls

An inspiring place to work is more important than you think Space is important. One of my favorite things about startup…

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Hardware is NOT the New Software

Hardware is not for the faint of heart It’s January: time for gym memberships to increase and lofty generalized predictions to…

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Why Bolt Isn’t An Accelerator

Reflection after our first follow-on financing Petnet (one of our early portfolio companies) just announced their next round of major…

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