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 in providing liquidity and an M&A strategy to 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