“WORLD’S MOST ACTIVE SEED INVESTOR
IN HARDWARE & LIFE SCIENCES”
THE ACCELERATOR VC
SOCIAL & MOBILE
FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER, SOSV
FOUNDER, MAPINFO (IPO, 1994)
NO.1 SEED INVESTOR
IN FEMALE FOUNDERS
THE ACCELERATOR VC
55% OF FOUNDERS
REST OF WORLD
45% OF FOUNDERS
INVEST & SCALE
FROM PROTOTYPE TO PROFIT
WORLD’S MOST ACTIVE HARDWARE INVESTOR
HAX HAS A DREAM…
THAT HARDWARE DOESN’T HAVE TO BE HARD
THAT HARDWARE DOESN’T HAVE TO BE LONELY
THAT HARDWARE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD
“THERE IS NO APP FOR THAT”
THE PHYSICAL WORLD
THE HUMAN BODY
or too slow
THE 5 WALLS TO SUCCESS
Founder, Managing Director
BYENTREPRENEURS FOR ENTREPRENEURS
Enabling new possibilities
Reimagining consumer devices
Home, Kitchen, Family, Pets, AR/VR, etc.
Fitness, Sports, Health, Environment
Prevent, diagnose, heal, retrain
Automate dangerous, tedious and repetitive work
Educate, entertain, collaborate
Monitor, Optimize, Improve
IN KICKSTARTER ALL-TIME TOP 100
“NO.1 IN HARDWARE CROWDFUNDING”
>90% OVER $100,000
>60 SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGNS
MINUT is a camera-free home monitor.
Sound and air analysis tell you if all is right.
“We gained a year in product
development by coming to China”
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Hardware Trends, State of Hardware
State of Robotics, State of Health Tech
October 2016 - Confidential
Coachware Augmented Objects
Family TechKitchen Tech
Baby Tech Travel Tech
Audio Tech HCI
PRYNT is a smartphone case that prints pictures.
It adds augmented reality content to them, like in Harry Potter paintings.
REVOLS created the first instant custom-fit earphones.
It uses a proprietary gel in a silicon sleeve that hardens in
less than 1 minute when triggered from the user’s smartphone.
NURA are revolutionary in-ear-over-ear hybrid headphones
that adapt to your unique hearing profile to create a “personal
equalizer” and deliver sound like you’ve never heard before.
KOKOON are the world’s first sleep-sensing headphones.
Designed for sleep comfort. Audio powered by Onkyo.
SPRITE ROBOTICS creates small, fast and smart indoor robotic systems.
Their first product is an intelligent mouse to play with your cat.
CARRIE is a ground-based robot for last-mile deliveries.
SIMBE ROBOTICS is a robotics-based retail analytics company.
It created Tally, the first shelf inventory robot, using advanced computer
vision to audit shelves in real time. Currently piloting at Target.
PARTICLE offers connectivity and cloud solutions for IoT,
such as WiFi and cellular modules.
CHIP is the world’s first $9 computer.
Made for IoT products, makers and education.
Sold over 40,000 units in its first month.
DIY Amazon Echo - $10
1GHz CPU, WiFi, BT
512MB RAM, 4GB storage
PocketCHIP - $59 tablet
A COMPUTER FOR $9