I am personally pleased to announce that Mr. China himself, Liam Casey, will appear on our TechCrunch Disrupt stage to talk about the rising tide for hardware startups. Casey has spent the last two decades in Shenzhen, China where he has become the go-to supplier for almost every major hardware manufacturer on the Fortune 100. He will talk to me about gear, gadgets, and his new accelerator, Highway1.
Casey is the Founder and CEO of PCH, which designs custom manufacturing solutions for Fortune 500 and startup companies. Since founding PCH in 1996, Casey has grown the company to over $900M in revenues in 2013. The company has been a huge advocate and supporter of startup hardware companies, such as LittleBits, Cue, Ringly, Drop, Navdy and Blaze, among many others.
Named after California’s famed Pacific Coast Highway, PCH is headquartered in Cork, Ireland. It opened its U.S. headquarters in 2013 in San Francisco. The company also operates an innovation hub in San Francisco, which includes PCH Lime Lab, a design engineering division with state-of-the-art prototyping capability, Highway1, a hardware incubator, and PCH Access, which helps startup companies scale.
Casey is widely recognized as a thought leader in hardware, supply chain management, and startups. He spends his time between San Francisco, Cork and Shenzhen.
Liam is a real straight-shooter and a charming conversationalist. I think this will be a blast. Tickets are now on sale, with early-bird pricing now through Sept. 1. If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, reach out to our sponsorship team for more information.