We use the club as a vetting tool for investment. Through the club, we can engage with the best hardware founders directly, get a better understanding of market trends, and apply our expertise in a scalable way. We created the club to become better investors and support the community.
Our theory is: Successful early-stage hardware investing is tied around three major concepts:
- Is the founding team capable of executing on their vision?
- Is this product a game changing technology?
- What market is your product/technology creating or disrupting?
While part two is a given for any investment, our club really allows us to focus on part one, understanding founders. Through our club, we get to work closely with founders to help them reach their potential. We love to build relationships, and we believe that building these relationships with founders will allow us to make sound and effective investment decisions.
Think of it this way: before we write a check, we’d like to get to really know you. By joining our club, we can build a relationship and establish trust -- something we believe is the key to any successful investment. If you want our money, prove it to us by being an active member of our community.