HAX Newsletter: June 2017

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Stay tuned for regular updates on our alumni, staff and current teams
in Shenzhen and San Francisco.

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HAX News

HAX Crowdfunding 2017

HAX–Crowdfunding Masterclass
Interview of Makeblock by Kickstarter’s Julio Terra (Director of Design & Technology), Jason Wang, CEO of Makeblock (STEM Robotics). Watch the interview here.


HAX & IndieBio (SOSV Biotech Accelerator) Both Ranked as Best Accelerators in 2017
The ranking called the Seed Accelerator Ranking Project (SARP), compiled by researchers from Rice University, the MIT Innovation Initiative Lab for Innovation Science and the University of Richmond. Read more

2017 Year of software and hardware

2017: The Year of Software & Hardware Crossover?
Cyrill wrote a blog on software & hardware crossover in 2017. In parallel, hardware startups have had to build up an increasingly complex skill stack, such as branching out into data science, and it does not stop when going public like Fitbit and GoPro. A fully fledged ecosystem is quickly becoming a necessity. Check it out here!



Mistbox (HAX G2) $152,486 Pledged of $10,000 goal
Mistbox is a connected device that pre-cools intake air to boost your AC’s efficiency by 30%. Mistbox maximizes energy savings with no changes to your daily habits and no sacrificing your personal comfort. Check it out here!


Petcube (HAX A3): Sold 100,000 Devices to Date
People seems less interested in refrigerators that test them to buy milk than seeing their pets are safe and happy while they’re at work. Check it out here!

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Congrats to Circadia (HAX A9) for Breaking $100,000 in 72 hours on Kickstarter
The world’s first Contactless Sleep Tracker and Smart Therapy Lamp to fight insomnia, morning grogginess, and jet lag. Circadia is the only dedicated solution to re-sync your internal body clock with the day-night cycle by using light. Check it out here!

Portfolio News


Prynt (HAX A5) Featured on CNN Tech: This gadget turns iPhones into photo printers – – with a virtual twist
In 2017, people around the world will take an estimated 1.2 trillion digital photos, according to digital imaging research firm InfoTrends. But how many of those photos will be printed out? The Prynt Pocket, which lets you print photos directly from your iPhone, is about half the size of the original and can now be used without having to take off and existing phone case. Check it out here!

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Featured News about Benjamin Joffe
1. TechinAsia interviewed Ben about Kickstarter set to launch in Japen, where hardware startups are finding it hard. Check it out here!
2. Ben was on a panel at TechCrunch Shenzhen, talked about Startups in Shenzhen.

Bikeep TechCrunch

Bart is Testing Bikeep (HAX G7)’s Smart Bike Locks
Start from June 13th, 2017 at San Francisco’s 16th St. Mission BART Station, Bikeep made its highest profile U.S. deployment to date. A row of locks, underground, inside the bustling station. Check it out here!


HAX Featured in Wired Documentary Series
Hit Wired documentary “Shenzhen: The Silicon Valley of Hardware” passes 1M views! Check out the full documentary here.

What is the Future of Health
Learn more with “The Rise of Gen H” here.

HAX Event Series
Check out and register for any upcoming HAX Events here!

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