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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> …

How Silicon Valley can kill your startup

In the last year I have lived in San Francisco, Toronto, New York City and Vancouver, where our team currently resides.<p>Our team comes from a small city in Canada, called Saskatoon, where startups are few and far between. Dealflow, angel investing, strategic partners, mentors and basic startup …

The top reasons startups fail, according to Kai-Fu Lee

<i>Editor’s Note: The piece</i> <i>originally appeared on LinkedIn, we reproduced it here under Kai-Fu Lee’s authorization. Lee is the founder of</i> <i>Chinese incubator Innovation Works ; he also served as Google and Microsoft VP.</i><p><b>Lack of focus:</b> Smart people want to try many new ideas, but a resource-constrained …

Microsoft's brilliantly simple 3D printing mission: Make it just like 2D printing

With Windows 8.1, 3D printing is getting two things it desperately needs: standards and simplicity.<p>Not only is Microsoft integrating 3D printing into Windows 8.1 on a system-level, but it’s even gone so far as to create its own 3D printing format, which it hopes will solve some of the more pressing …

6 home automation companies merge into 1 supercompany for the superrich

Six home technology companies are merging to form one supercompany that caters to the superrich. Dubbed VIA International, it will provide a premium home automation experience to people with a lot of money to spend on their protecting their homes.<p>Cyber Sound, DSI Entertainment, Engineered …

ARM acquires Sensinode for a leg up in the Internet of Things

Mobile chip design company ARM is targeting devices even smaller than smartphones and tablets.<p>Today ARM announced that it has purchased Sensinode, a Finland-based company that develops and promotes open standards for small connected devices, also known as the Internet of Things. ARM did not …

This is why developers make for great businesspeople

Startup founders are ninjas with black belts in turning ideas into products. They have to be.<p>But in addition to being great developers and designers, at the very beginning of the startup; they also need to do a lot of business work that they may not be familiar with. That’s where their technical …