Shenzhen Insights from Hardware Startups

Benjamin Joffe
Jul 16, 2018 · 7 min read
Lamont Tang (OyaLabs), Jamie Salter (Carv), Florian Simmendinger (Soundbrenner) & Karina Belin, WHub
Oyalabs (language learning), Carv (digital ski coach), Soundbrenner (smart haptic metronome)

This ecosystem is the world’s capital of electronics. For me there is no replacement to Shenzhen. I can get parts delivered in an hour.

For one engineer in Silicon Valley you can get 2 to 4 engineers in HK or SZ. It is also much easier to recruit hardware engineers.

You need to be close to factories and put in a lot of work to get a quality product.

IP? It’s all in the software.

Lamont Tang (OyaLabs), Jamie Salter (Carv), Florian Simmendinger (Soundbrenner) & Karena Belin, WHub

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Benjamin Joffe

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Partner @ HAX & SOSV — Investors in 200+ Hardware Startups | Digital Naturalist | Keynote Speaker | Angel Investor | 18 years in Asia | Addicted to airports.

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Insights from The Accelerator VC—including our programs (HAX, IndieBio, RebelBio, Chinaccelerator, MOX, Food-X, dLab) & our startups.