Ken Matsui

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Hardware is NOT the New Software

Hardware is not for the faint of heart<p>It’s January: time for gym memberships to increase and lofty generalized predictions to be made. The hardware …

Why Kickstarter projects are always delayed • Zach Supalla

When you go out to source components for your product, you’re generally trying to find sources with low prices and high availability, meaning that …

The next big thing in hardware: Commoditizing production and distribution platforms

From Jawbone to Pebble and Ouya, much has been written about the recent hardware renaissance. While investors and the press show renewed interest in …

The Lean Hardware Startup: Financing

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Cyril Ebersweiler is the founder of the hardware startup accelerator HAXLR8R and partner at</i> <i>SOSVentures. Benjamin Joffe is an expert on startup ecosystems, angel investor and advisor at HAXLR8R. Both spent over a decade in China and Japan and invest in startups around the world. This</i> …

Why A Failed Kickstarter Might Be Your Key To Success

Zach Supalla learned it the hard way: sometimes it takes a failed Kickstarter campaign to find success the second time around.<p>When Zach Supalla’s Kickstarter campaign launched last April, he played a drinking game with his team. Every time the campaign hit a new $1,000 mark, they drank a beer. “By …