Future Shape

Traditionally, electrical engineers have to choose: high-power switches that are unreliable and slow, or high-speed, high-precision switches that can’t handle that much power. Menlo Microsystems’ Ideal Switch shakes up that…

Menlo Micro switches on an opportunity for its tech to be in every device you touch

Additive manufacturing has been a popular buzz phrase for decades now. With a smattering of notable exceptions, however, 3D printing has largely been focused on rapid prototyping and limited-run, personal…

Metal 3D printing startup Mantle launches out of stealth with $13M in funding

Using scrap silicon as its feedstock, a New Orleans-based company called Advano has raised $18.5 million to manufacture battery components to enable more powerful, smaller and longer-lasting batteries. The technology…

With Tony Fadell’s help, Advano is building battery components to power an electric future

Tony Fadell is starting yet a new chapter. Fifteen months after leaving Nest Labs, a maker of digital thermostats and smoke detectors that Fadell cofounded and sold to Google for…

Tony Fadell’s newest product? An investing and advisory firm called Future Shape