Solving the Funding Gap for Early-Stage Hardware Start-ups at Scale
What We Do
Solving significant problems across industries requires both hardware and software. The current environment is creating a new wave of hardware innovation that is more important than ever. Yet only 3 percent of investors will even consider funding so-called “hardtech”. Solving this problem requires de-risking manufacturing and technical uncertainties at scale.
We match founders with expertise that de-risks hardtech start-ups and funding that helps them move from prototype to field trials and volume production.
Our platform supports solutions for the world’s most important and impactful problems. We want to see them all succeed.
Who We Are
Laila Partridge: Serial entrepreneur, technology executive and investor. Techstars, Intel, and Intel64 Fund™ founder.
Nancy Wolff: Enterprise CTO and Techstars GM. Industrial Design & Systems BSE from GeorgiaTech.
Bobbie Carlton: Tech marketing executive and serial entrepreneur. Founder of Innovation Nights and Innovation Women.
Anna Thornton: Product Realization: How to go from one to a million author. MechEng BSE from Princeton. PhD from Cambridge.