As you probably know by now, HAX (aka HAXLR8R) invests in hardware startups. We make sure our portfolio companies build the right thing, build things right, and get to market fast. We see well over a thousand hardware startups per year across categories ranging from robotics, sensors, health tech, smart home and lesser known ones such as sports tech, pet tech, embeddables and more.
This puts us in a unique position to look at larger macro-level trends in hardware and connected devices. How is the hardware startup funding climate changing? What new ecosystem and infrastructure innovations are changing how we prototype and manufacture products? What technologies are triggering new second-level product opportunities?
Starting this year, we’re putting together a Hardware Trends annual report which addresses some of these questions, and we’d like to share it with you.
Comments are welcome on how to improve this report at makeit[@]haxlr8r[dot]com or via Twitter.
Oh, and, by the way, applications for the summer program are now open and will be closed on May 23rd, 2015. Programs starts in July!