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Don’t Miss Christmas

Being Jewish, this is an odd thing to say: I find myself promoting the importance of Christmas at least once…

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Kickstarter != Product/Market Fit

One of the more interesting changes for hardware startups over the past few years has been the advent of crowdfunding…

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Dear Packaging, I Hate You

On the strategic stupidity of high-end packaging Few people hate packaging more than I do. There are the obvious reasons:…

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Keurig accidentally created the perfect business model for hardware startups

It’s no secret that investors don’t like hardware businesses. Despite the eternal frustration of startup founders, investor distaste in physical…

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Hardware By The Numbers (Part 4: Retail + Exits)

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 3: Logistics + Marketing)

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 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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