OpenTrons Aims To Be The ‘PC’ Of Biotech Labs

Robotics startup OpenTrons has come up with a way it believes will make wet lab experiments faster and cheaper – automation. Most life science research is still done by hand. This can be a tedio

Haxlr8r Rebrands As Hax, Announces New Accelerator Program And Matching Funds For Graduates

Over the past few years, Haxlr8r has helped a number of hardware startups go from the idea or prototype stage to actual production. But what happens when their products are finished? Those companies s

Indiegogo Leads Investors To Hardware Gold

The venture world is hunting for the next batch of billion dollar unicorns in the hardware market, and investors are turning to the crowd to source their deals. VCs have already committed $516 millio

Creeping Towards Hardware As A Service

There seems to be cool new hardware everywhere I look these days. Swimming drones. Crash-proof flying drones. Creepy robots. Kickstarters like Hackaball, "a smart and responsive ball children can prog

Lean Hardware: Breeding Hardware Unicorns

About a year ago, Aileen Lee from Cowboy Ventures wrote her seminal piece on billion-dollar startups, now widely called "unicorns." At the time, she found 39 U.S.-based software companies fewer than 1

The Point Will Watch Your House While You’re Away

When you leave home, who makes sure all of your newspapers, back issues of TV Guide, and take-out containers are safe? If all goes according to plan, the Point has got your back. The point is essentia

China’s HAXLR8R Hardware Accelerator Projects Hit Over $3.5 Million In Funding

HAXLR8R, a Shenzhen-based accelerator, held its demo day in San Francisco yesterday and has announced they've raised over $3.5 million in crowdfunding pledges with many projects reaching six figures.

Bluetooth Headset Vigo Knows When You Are Tired Before You Do

When I was a student, sometimes I'd stab myself in the leg with the tip of my mechanical pencil to keep from dozing off during lectures. That usually didn't work. Now sleepy students--and other people

The Lean Hardware Startup: Financing

We can differentiate several steps in the life of a hardware startup: concept, minimum functional prototype (MFP), complete functional prototype (CFP), design for manufacture (DFM), first factory run

Our Favorite Startups From China-Based Hardware Accelerator Haxlr8r’s Second Demo Day

Today in San Francisco, Haxlr8r had its second demo day, introducing 10 new hardware-based startups which just spent the last two-and-a-half months building hardware in Shenzhen, China. Today's demo d

Haxlr8r Is Looking For A Few Good Hardware Start-Ups To Be Close To The Action

Cyril Ebersweiler has launched one of the coolest incubators I've seen in a while. Based in Dalian, China, the incubator has already run one group through the ringer, and now they're looking for hardw