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Silicon Valley’s hardware renaissance

Faster ways to design, finance and build prototypes are cutting the costs and reducing the risks of developing new products, helping Silicon Valley return to its hardware roots.

Great article, but overhyping the crowdfunded overachievers creates the impression that funding hardware is easy, when there are still great robotic companies struggling for lead investors in their Series A rounds even though they have distribution and cofunders lined up.

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By Andra Keay

As well as being a Core Team Member of Robohub, and Robotics Industry Futurist, Andra Keay is the Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics, the non-profit industry group supporting innovation and commercialization of robotics technologies.

Andra is also founder of the Robot Launch global startup competition, Robot Garden maker space, Women in Robotics and is a mentor, investor and advisor to startups, accelerators and think tanks, with a strong interest in commercializing socially positive robotics and AI. She joins CITRIS People and Robots Research Group as a Visiting Scholar.

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