Hardware is hard. Beyond the usual business hurdles and risks, designing and manufacturing with trusted partners is a challenge for most of the product companies. This also makes them a more risky deal for potential investors. That is one of the reasons it is hard to raise money for product companies.
A space movie filled with real, tangible hope and inspiration
Last Friday Startwise was thrilled to sponsor the Hidden Figures Cocktail Party and Screening. We are grateful to our partners Diversity.Capital and Women.VC for making this premiere celebration possible.
Among our guests were such supporters of diversity in finance and capital as Jayni Shah from Menlo Ventures, Nancy Pfund from DBLpartners, Anarghya Vardhana from Maveron, and of course, Jess Lee, the first female partner at Sequoia Capital in 40+ years.
Photo: James Altucher and Robert Hervajec by CrowdInvest Summit
2016 CrowdInvesting Summit in Los Angeles, Robert Herjavec fireside chat with James Altucher, an American hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, bestselling author, and podcaster who founded or cofounded more than 20 companies. Inevitably, the conversation started with Herjavec’s experience on Shark Tank but it ended in an unexpected inspirational manner.
Kevin Harrington's Bio:
Kevin is one of the original Shark on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit Shark Tank, he has launched over 20 businesses that have grown to over $100 million in sales each, has been involved in more than a dozen public companies, and has launched over 500 products generating more than $5 billion in sales worldwide with iconic brands and celebrities such as Jack Lalanne, Tony Little and George Foreman.