Robots in daily life
Vertical mobility Thermostat
Drones for fun!
or speciﬁc industries
Robots for pets
Robots with katanas?
Future of Mundane:!
Hotel staffed by robots
For some jobs, humans will be at a premium soon!
In Shenzhen of course
Prynt turns your
smartphone into an
instant camera, with
extra AR features
Patents used to be the go-to way to
Today, software, complex algorithms,
data science, communities of users or
developers are often more valuable.!
That and of course time-to-market.
China’s Xiaomi is about to become the
most valuable private tech company in
the world at a valuation above $40B.!
It took only 4 years.!
They plan to launch 100 hardware
startups. Online ﬁrst, no ads.
Outlier or Pioneer?
Not everyone has the resources and
experience of Xiaomi’s founder Lei Jun,
yet startups can be built faster than ever.!
Where will the nest next hardware
unicorn ($1B+ startup) or “Xiaomi for X”
The next unicorns