Bolt

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


Dear Packaging, I Hate You

On the strategic stupidity of high-end packaging

Few people hate packaging more than I do. There are the obvious reasons: environmental…


Keurig accidentally created the perfect business model for hardware startups


It’s no secret that investors don’t like hardware businesses. Despite the eternal frustration of…


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