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Skygauge’s innovative tilting rotor drones are up for pre-order, with deliveries in 2021

I have had a few occasions to see Skygauge’s drones in-person, primarily on visits to Asia. The Canadian team is involved in HAX’s program and has spent time working out of their Shenzhen offices. In fact, they competed at our last hardware battlefield in the city late last year. To a person, everyone I’ve spoken with seems impressed by the company’s tiltable rotor technology, which allows the massive industrial drones to maneuver in ways more traditional quadcopters can’t. I have little dou...
Tags: Asia, Texas, Hardware, Tech, Drones, Faa, Shenzhen, Hax, COVID, Skygauge, Nikita Iliushkin


The same reasons investors bet big on esports make the billion-dollar industry especially vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic

The spread of the coronavirus is presenting esports leagues, gaming events, and players with unprecedented challenges. Esports leagues operating in China, South Korea, and Japan were brought to a halt earlier this year, and now events in Europe and the US are being canceled, postponed, or blocking attendees. The global audience of esports is one of the industry's biggest strengths, but the coronavirus is testing whether event organizers can effectively manage an international crisis. Visit Bu...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, China, Berlin, New York City, US, Trends, Poland, World Health Organization, Ken Burns, North America, Seattle, Esports, Hangzhou, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


The esports industry was expected to top $1 billion in revenue this year, but it's being rocked by event cancellations as the coronavirus spreads

The spread of the coronavirus is presenting esports leagues, gaming events, and players with unprecedented challenges. Esports leagues operating in China, South Korea, and Japan were brought to a halt earlier this year, and now events in Europe and the US are being canceled, postponed, or blocking attendees. The global audience of esports is one of the industry's biggest strengths, but the coronavirus is testing whether event organizers can effectively manage an international crisis. Visit Bu...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, China, Berlin, New York City, US, Trends, Paris, Poland, World Health Organization, Ken Burns, North America, Esports, Hangzhou, Nightclub


ShapeMeasure’s smart tool and robotic cutter let contractors measure once and cut never

As much as we’d all like to believe that our houses are built with perfectly square angles and other highly regular measurements, that’s rarely the case — which makes remodeling complex and tedious. ShapeMeasure hopes to alleviate that pain with a device that automatically measures a space and a robotic mill that cuts the required lumber precisely to size, shortening and easing the process by huge amounts. Founder Ben Blumer, who was exposed to the art of building and repair early by his father,...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Tech, Robotics, Shenzhen, Noël, Hax, CNC, Blumer, Shapemeasure, Ben Blumer, Noel Joyce HAX


Where top VCs are investing in manufacturing and warehouse robotics

Robotics and automation tools are now foundational parts of warehouses and manufacturing facilities around the world. Unlike many other robotics and AI use cases, the technology has moved well beyond the theoretical into practice and is used by small suppliers and large companies like Amazon and Walmart. There’s no doubt that automation will transform every step of the supply chain, from manufacturing to fulfillment to shipping and logistics. The only question is how long such a revolution will ...
Tags: Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Funding, Tech, Walmart, Factories, Automation, Venture Capital, Manufacturing, Robotics, True Ventures, Factory, Bain Capital Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Hax


Where top VCs are investing in construction robotics

Venture capital has been flooding the various subverticals under the robotics umbrella in recent years, and the construction space is one of the largest beneficiaries. Last November, we surveyed 13 of the top robotics-focused VCs to find out which areas of robotics are exciting them most going into 2020. One of the most common areas of attention respondents highlighted were startups focused on construction and manufacturing. In 2019 alone, the robotics space saw roughly 600 venture-backed fundra...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Real Estate, Funding, Tech, Venture Capital, Construction, Robotics, Buildings, True Ventures, Building, Matt Murphy, Menlo Ventures, Nea, Felicis Ventures


Leading robotics VCs talk about where they’re investing

The Valley’s affinity for robotics shows no signs of cooling. Technical enhancements through innovations like AI/ML, compute power and big data utilization continue to drive new performance milestones, efficiencies and use cases. Despite the old saying, “hardware is hard,” investment in the robotics space continues to expand. Money is pouring in across robotics’ billion-dollar sub verticals, including industrial and labor automation, drone delivery, machine vision and a wide range of others. Acc...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Y Combinator, Hardware, Virginia, Tech, United States, Venture Capital, Robotics, Nea, New Enterprise Associates, Eric Migicovsky, Yc, Shasta Ventures, Hax, Starship Technologies


Exclusive: 2019 HAX report reveals hardware startup trends

Hardware startups are expanding from the world of consumer tech; global hardware accelerator HAX knows this better than most and details the latest trends in its yearly report. One of the most active early-stage hardware investors, the group today released exclusively to TechCrunch its yearly report with insights on hardware startups. The report highlighted several vital insights: hardware companies are increasingly entering the public market, and more privately-held hardware startups are exc...
Tags: TC, Hardware, China, Articles, Tech, Private Equity, Hardware Startups, Valuation, Crunchbase, Unicorn, Hax, Consumer Hardware


The venture firm SOSV has already raised its biggest fund to date, and it isn’t quite closed

SOSV, a multi-stage venture firm that was founded as the personal investing vehicle of entrepreneur Sean O’Sullivan after his company went public in 1994, then re-launched as a traditional venture firm with outside backers in 2015, has raised $218 million for its third fund. The vehicle has a $250 million target that SOSV expect to meet by year end, but already, it’s substantially larger than the firm’s previous fund, which closed with $150 million. SOSV is best-known for the numerous acceler...
Tags: TC, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, New York, London, China, San Francisco, Tech, Shanghai, North America, Shenzhen, Hax, Cork Ireland, SOSV, Shenzhen China


HAX launches an accelerator program for senior tech

HAX today announced the launch of an initiative targeted at helping startups advance the state of tech for people over the age of 65. The program was developed in conjunction with Centrica, the energy company behind the newly launched Hive Link, a smart home service for people with elderly family members. The program will invest $250,000 in the startups it selects, including mentoring, office space, education and the like, in exchange for equity in the companies — a pretty standard setup for...
Tags: Accelerator, Hardware, San Francisco, Tech, Centrica, Shenzhen, Hax, Kate Whitcomb, San Francisco Shenzhen


Hax: Daughter blows off her household chores

I live in a home with two indoor house cats with a litter box. My eighth-grade daughter is supposed to be responsible for sweeping and scooping litter but does a terrible, lackadaisical job. What can I do?
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Entrepreneur First eyes further Asia growth to build its global network of founders

British startup venture builder Entrepreneur First is eying additional expansion in Asia, where its operation is now as large as it is in Europe, as it expands its reach in 2019. But, despite serving a varied mixture of markets, the company said its founders are a fairly unified breed. The Entrepreneur First program is billed as a “talent investor.” It matches prospective founders and, through an accelerator program, it encourages them to start and build companies which it backs with financin...
Tags: Asia, Accelerator, Hong Kong, Europe, Business, London, Berlin, Singapore, India, Entrepreneur, Tech, Economy, Artificial Intelligence, Paris, Reid Hoffman, Clifford


10 key lessons about tech mergers and acquisitions from Cisco’s John Chambers

Cyril Ebersweiler Contributor Cyril Ebersweiler is co-founder and managing partner of HAX, and a general partner at SOSV. More posts by this contributor What every startup founder should know about exits 70 years of VC innovation Benjamin Joffe Contributor Benjamin Joffe is a partner at HAX. More posts by this contributor What every startup founder should know about ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Column, Steve Jobs, US, Tech, Cisco, Walmart, Ibm, Airbnb, John, Boeing, CVC, Chambers, Hax, John Chambers


12 key lessons about tech mergers and acquisitions from Cisco’s John Chambers

Cyril Ebersweiler Contributor Cyril Ebersweiler is co-founder and managing partner of HAX, and a general partner at SOSV. More posts by this contributor What every startup founder should know about exits 70 years of VC innovation Benjamin Joffe Contributor Benjamin Joffe is a partner at HAX. More posts by this contributor What every startup founder should know about ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Column, Steve Jobs, US, Tech, Cisco, Walmart, Ibm, Airbnb, John, Boeing, CVC, Chambers, Hax, John Chambers


Teaching STEM through the wonders of larva harvesting

There’s hardly enough room to turn around in Livin Farms’ office. Pretty standard, really, in Central, Hong Kong, where space is at a perpetual premium. It’s a small operation for the HAX-backed startup — there’s space for a few desks and not much more. The startup’s last product, the Hive, stands next to the door. It’s a series of innocuous trays stacked atop one another. But it’s the Hive Explorer I’m here to see. The small tray sits in the middle of the room. Its top is open, the brightly...
Tags: Startups, Hong Kong, Crowdfunding, Tech, Farming, Kickstarter, Swift, Hax, Katharina Unger, Livin Farms


DLab is a new East Coast accelerator for crypto

SOSV, a twenty-year-old fund with $500M in assets under management, has been running accelerators for years. Their oldest one, HAX, is the premier hardware accelerator in San Francisco and Shenzhen and they’ve recently launched a food accelerator in New York and a pair of biology accelerators. Now, however, they’ve just announced dLab, a crypto accelerator that is paired with Cardano to build out distributed apps and solutions. It is led by Nick Plante, a programmer integral in drafting the J...
Tags: Food, Startups, TC, Asia, Business, New York, San Francisco, Tech, Economy, Premier, Cryptocurrencies, East Coast, Blockchain, Shenzhen, Startup Company, Business Incubators


Learn more about the future of robotics at Disrupt SF

What’s next for robotics? At at Disrupt SF, we’ll be joined by four experts to discuss how new technologies are changing the field. Those experts include Peter Barrett, founder and CTO and Playground, a venture fund and design studio focused on hardware startups. Barrett is a 30-year veteran of the tech industry, whose accomplishments include developing Cinepak (video compression software that was included as part of Apple QuickTime) and working at WebTV — which was acquired by Microsoft, wher...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, San Francisco, Tech, Robotics, Arizona Diamondbacks, Cto, Shenzhen, Hax, Otto, Barrett, SOSV, Isaac, Delaunay, Moscone Center West, WebTV


"I am on overload with all the drama in the political landscape."

"I don’t want to hear it, but then I don’t want to be ill-informed — or worse, complacent by not paying attention. How to balance?"A question addressed to Washington Post advice columnist Carolyn Hax, who begins her answer "You and me both."I'll bet huge numbers of Americans identify with this question, and a lot of them won't even admit it because even to ask is to risk appearing ill-informed or complacent (or, if I may add a concept, unempathetic).I believe that most people who have this quest...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Lizards, Hax, Ann Althouse, Carolyn Hax, Too Much Drama, Partisanship


Airbus and HAX create an accelerator program for flying taxi tech

 Aeronautics industry giant Airbus is teaming up with hardware early-stage investment firm HAX to create a four-month accelerator program based in Shenzhen focused on a high-flying goal – “urban air mobility.” The program will seek to guide startups working on various aspects of flying cars and aerial city transportation, including air traffic management, perception systems… Read More
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Accelerator, Tech, Automotive, Airbus, Flying Cars, Shenzhen, Hax, Aerial Drones, Flying Taxis, Autonomous Flight


Here’s all the crazy hardware presented at HAX’s 10th demo day

 We stopped by HAX’s demo day at the San Francisco Mint to check out all the hardware startups in the accelerator’s 10th batch. Many of the startups showcased creative combinations of hardware and software, particularly machine learning, to improve upon legacy services and outdated business models. HAX is known for its expertise in prototyping and manufacturing in China. The… Read More
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Y Combinator, Business, Hardware, Entrepreneurship, China, Tech, Economy, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Robotics, Startup Company, Business Incubators, Hax


Don’t expect the moon from someone who advises you not to expect the moon

Hax confronts concerns of verbally abusive relationships and expectations without action.
Tags: News, Life, Hax


‘Follow his lead’; dealing with favoritism from husband’s parents

Struggling with acceptance from in-laws? Noticing favoritism to other children? ‘Accept that,’ Hax says.
Tags: News, Life, Hax


Letting go and learning to say no

Hax covers issues of self-worth and affordability, showing ways to avoid problems with both.
Tags: News, Life, Hax


‘Spelling it out’: How to set boundaries for friends

Hard to say no to friends? Having trouble relaying a message to them? Hax explains how it’s done.
Tags: News, Life, Hax


Learning to find an attention balance between children

Hax responds to a mother’s concern about her attention between two daughters.
Tags: News, Life, Hax


From growing pains to growing up, the startup hardware industry gets real in 2017

 Last month, the international Sino-US hardware technology accelerator and investment firm HAX released its state of the union address on trends in the hardware industry to a select group in San Francisco. The massive 243 slide-long deck and accompanying over-an-hour presentation included a few nuggets that we were able to comb through today. Primarily for the folks at HAX, these are the… Read More
Tags: San Francisco, Tech, Hax, Sino US


DON’T SWEAT THE TATTOO; MOVE ON WITH YOUR NEW LIFE

Having trouble recuperating from a not-so-great phase in your life? Trouble with in-laws? Hax has an answer.
Tags: News, Life, Hax


Survival Hax Tactical Flashlight review

Like any Gadgeteer worth his/her salt, I love, Love, LOVE flashlights! Even though the most common use is when walking the dog at night, I still like to have a light that can pierce the darkness at the push of a button. The Survival Hax Tactical Flashlight is very similar to many that you’ve seen reviewed on this site, but there are a few little things they bring to the table that set it apart. Note: Photos may be tapped or clicked for a larger image. A 10 watt LED at 1000 lumens is not too...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Flashlight, Hax, Low Strobe


Survivor Hax Tactical Flashlight review

Like any Gadgeteer worth his/her salt, I love, Love, LOVE flashlights! Even though the most common use is when walking the dog at night, I still like to have a light that can pierce the darkness at the push of a button. The Survival Hax Tactical Flashlight is very similar to many that you’ve seen reviewed on this site, but there are a few little things they bring to the table that set it apart. Note: Photos may be tapped or clicked for a larger image. A 10 watt LED at 1000 lumens is not too...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Flashlight, Hax, Low Strobe


All about gallium, the metal that melts in your hand

In this nifty YouTube video, Dave Hax talks through the properties of gallium, the metal that liquefies at just 86ºF and is safe to play with. (Just don’t eat it!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u6A40QTWVI Hax has a whole collection of videos about gallium on his YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaPCUqq5lks If you want to give it a try yourself, you buy 20 grams of gallium for less than $10 on Amazon.
Tags: Post, Science, News, Youtube, Hax, Dave Hax, Gallium