Bolt

Musings on the intersection of hardware and startups by @BenEinstein, MD of www.bolt.io


No, You Can’t Manufacture That Like Apple Does

Startups can’t do things the same way big companies do


Hardware By The Numbers (Part 4: Retail + Exits)

Objective data to help first-time hardware founders build great hardware startups


Bolt’s Partnership with Y Combinator

We can all agree that founding a hardware company is not for the faint of heart, and hardware startups can use all the help they can get. So today we…


The Next Chapter for Bolt


Man, the last 2 years have been a wild ride. Bolt began as a somewhat crazy idea nearly two years ago to the day. Today we’re announcing we’ve closed a $25M Fund II…


Hardware by the Numbers (Part 3: Logistics + Marketing)

Objective data to help first-time hardware founders build great hardware startups


Hardware by the Numbers (Part 2: Financing + Manufacturing)

Objective data to help first-time hardware founders build great hardware startups


Hardware by the Numbers (Part 1: Team + Prototyping)

Objective data to help first-time hardware founders build great hardware startups


Polygamy and Hardware

You’re in so many marriages and you don’t know it

When I was signing formation paperwork for my first company, my lawyer joked “business…


No, You Can’t Manufacture That Like Apple Does

Startups can’t do things the same way big companies do


The Advantages of Hardware

Believe it or not, there are some

Time and time again people present the disadvantages of building hardware products and businesses. There…


Dearest Brookstone

An ode to a much-loved retailer in her final days

How I love you, dearest Brookstone. You were my first retailer. I was pimply-faced virgin…