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Crowdfunding & Venture Capital for Hardware Startups

On May 19th, Crowd Supply ( invited investors, startup founders, and crowdfunders to share their experiences and insights on funding new hardware startups at fund the things! (a ThingWeekPDX event).

Moderator: Klint Finley, Wired

Iotas, Sce Pike
Filament Networks, Matt Bertram
Horizon Partners, Lou Doctor
Portland Seed Fund, Jim Huston

Crowd Supply, Josh Lifton
Society Nine, Lynn Le
Wigl, Vivek Mano

Video courtesy of Citizen, Inc.(

Funding Hardware Startups with Venture Capital- HD

fund the things! was a ThingWeekPDX event on May 19, 2015 in Portland, OR that covered the funding landscape for hardware and Internet of Things startups.

On this panel Sce Pike (Iotas), Matt Bertram (Filament Networks), Lou Doctor (Horizon Partners), and Jim Huston (Portland Seed Fund) discuss what VCs look for when considering funding a hardware startup, successful business models, risks in manufacturing costs, security concerns, how crowdfunding can be used in tandem with venture capital, and much more. Moderated by Wired technology reporter, Klint Finley.

Make sure to check out the second panel on crowdfunding.

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