[Discuss] OSH and Funding

Andrew Quitmeyer andrew.quitmeyer at gmail.com
Sat May 7 00:43:57 UTC 2016

Hahah we dropped them all, permanently!
Business sucks, glad to be done with that, now just working on open
sourcing boat laboratories on islands :)

On Saturday, May 7, 2016, enrico stano <enricostn at gmail.com> wrote:

> Not much experience on OH startups here, but some in VC. Just drop them.
> Find better/saner way to build your thing. Something more sustainable like
> crowdfunding etc if needed.
> That's just my 2 cents of course.
> Best of luck,
> Enrico
> 2015-10-26 19:09 GMT+01:00 Andrew Quitmeyer <andrew.quitmeyer at gmail.com
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','andrew.quitmeyer at gmail.com');>>:
>> Wanted to probe this group for advice and discussion about small hardware
>> company startup funding and dealing with open source hardware.
>> I have lots and lots of discussions with people in companies trying to
>> convince them to open source their wares, and I get varying reactions. But
>> one reply i keep getting  is that they don't WANT to patent their work, but
>> patents are the only things that their funders and VC's understand, and so
>> they HAVE to get a patent in order to get funding.
>> We have found this is often true in our early probings with my company (
>> comingle.io), where many VC's that we chat with get a little muddled
>> when they can't take an idea as clear cut as "they have X amount of
>> patents, we should invest/ buy the company" back to their company.
>> It's been a hard sell with funders relying on older models of building
>> companies, but maybe some of you have been sucessful at it? Maybe one just
>> needs to find enlightened rich people :)
>> __
>> Sincerely,
>> Andrew James Quitmeyer
>> Digital Naturalism - PhD
>> www.andrewquitmeyer.com
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Andrew James Quitmeyer
PhD - Digital Naturalism
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