065 - Hardware Funding from Seed Financing to Millions - MAKO Design + Invent

065 – Hardware Funding from Seed Financing to Millions

MAKO Design + Invent – March 2, 2021

With Jeffery Potvin, President of OPN

Jefferey is the Founder and President of The Open People Network, an organization that invests in early stage companies, including many hardware startups. OPN simultaneously runs pitch nights, entrepreneurship communities, and expert panels for startup funding education. Jeffery also has been an Angel Investor for many years. Today he is going to share some valuable knowledge on how inventors, startups, and small manufacturers can fund the growth of their product business – From invention development all the way to raising millions of dollars of growth capital, and all the funding stages in between.

Today you will hear us talk about:

  • Pre-Seed and Seed Financing for hardware startups
  • Best practices for considering outside or professional funding
  • Professional Angel Funding for Consumer Product Startups
  • Venture Funding, Series A, Series B, and Series C Funding

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Thanks for tuning in! See you next time.

MAKO Design + Invent is the original firm providing world-class consumer product development services tailored to small businesses, startups, and inventors. Simply put, we are the leading one-stop-shop for developing your physical product from idea to store shelves, all in a high-quality, cost-effective, and timely manner. We operate as one powerhouse 30-person product design team spread across 4 offices to serve you (Austin, Miami, San Francisco, & Toronto). We have full-stack in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, patent referral, prototyping, and manufacturing services. To assist our startup and inventor clients, in addition to above, we help with business strategy, product strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. Also, our founder Kevin Mako hosts The Product Startup Podcast, the industry’s leading hardware podcast. Check it out for tips, interviews, and best practices for hardware startups, inventors, and product developers. Feel free to Contact Us anytime for help with your project.