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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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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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