One of the least understood aspects of the startup ecosystem in Silicon Valley is the specialization of late-stage venture capital investors and private equity provide liquidity and an exit or M&A strategy to technology startup companies.
Barbara, the entrepreneur met Alicia, the investor, during the first phase of a company review and qualification process. The first conversation initiated an understanding of the Ponga product, the problem being solved, the market, team, traction, all good stuff. There was great chemistry in those meetings. Barbara provides personal insights … Read More
Summary: Megabots proved the popularity and mass appeal of robot battles which feature innovation in mechanical engineering, robotics, and maneuverability. Matt Oehrlein’s perspective: When you’re building hardware especially hydraulics, I mean you just have a ton of power moving through these hoses. Our new robot is a 430 horsepower, 15-ton piece of iron and hydraulics, so … Read More
The explosive growth in new digital currencies is giving pause to all concerned about just how this is going to work out! Two co-founders speak about how the blockchain distributed database works, and how they will be issuing an ICO, initial coin offering, to facilitate the value of information about … Read More