Shenzhen + Hong Kong = ShenKong?

(This post was first published on Forbes) Is ‘ShenKong’ the high-tech future combining Hong Kong and Shenzhen? (Photo: Benjamin Joffe) What should Hong Kong be? The question of the [...]

Has China Won The Drones War?

(This post was first published on Forbes) (Photo: Alexey Yuzhakov / shutterstock) Most afternoons, from outside our windows that look out over Shenzhen’s giant electronics market in [...]

HAX 9 Demo Day: Health, China and Robots

HAX Demo Day(s) in SF was a success again! Hundreds of VCs, Corporates and Media braved the rain to visit our latest crop of 23 startups. This time, we decided to NOT have pitches. Instead we [...]

The Mystical Art of Cost Estimation

If you’re a hardware company, you are in the business of selling things. In order to make money, you need to sell your things for more than they cost you to make. This is basic economics, but the [...]

How to Spot a Good Factory

Lisa Q. Fetterman of Nomiku fame and graduate of the HAXLR8R 2012 program has written up an excellent article over at MAKE Blog about how to spot a good factory in China.  The Nomiku team has [...]