Everyone Funds Hardware: 3 Hacks To Get There

Founders often tell us that that an investor “does not invest in hardware.” And in the past month I have heard: “We don’t do hardware and life sciences. Until we do.” — Growth VC Investor “We funded that drone company. But typically we don’t fund hardware” — An LP Investor “Their fund was overexposed on hardware, and then they did two more hardware deals so now …

Senior Embedded Engineer in Cleantech – Caban Systems

Caban Systems is looking for a passionate engineer, capable of designing embedded firmware in an early-stage startup environment.   We are designing solar, wind, and energy storage systems and looking for a person who can jump in and contribute immediately. Qualifications 3+ years of embedded software development experience Strong C/C++ experience for microcontrollers Knowledge of interface protocols: I2C, SPI, CAN, …

Customer Support Specialist – Sentio – Augmented Mental Health

We are looking for a Customer Support Specialist to assist our customers – during our early deployment projects – with technical problems when using our products and services. Customer Support Specialist responsibilities include resolving customers’ and end users’ queries, recommending solutions and guiding end users through features and functionalities. To be successful in this role, you should be an excellent …

The Closer

VNTANA is the leader in Augmented Reality creating interactive hologram experiences that wow consumers while tracking data to quantify the engagement for Fortune 500 companies, sports teams, retail brands, and studios. We are looking for a high-performing Sales Associate to help us meet our customer acquisition and revenue growth targets by keeping our company competitive and innovative. You will be …

Sales Jedi

We are looking for a talented salesperson to join our team and build our salesforce from the ground-up for our next-generation enterprise hardware & software. The successful candidate will build on already existing customer relationships, foster unbelievable new ones, and work closely in a team environment with product and marketing to improve our solutions based on valuable customer feedback. The …

LA Hardware Startups

As part of being the LA epicenter of hardware entrepreneurship, we plan to publish a list of the hardware startups that we are watching in Los Angeles. The following includes approximately 30 hardware startups active in Los Angeles. Alpine Replay Canviz Daqri Divergent 3D Dropgage E-Surface Emerge Faraday Future Flipmotion Focus Motion Force Impact Technologies FreeWire Gnarbox Hyperloop Technologies In Spirit Laforge Optical …

Speaker Spotlight: Vatche

Vatche Azirian has been involved with us before our first class started. He is an engineer and inventor, and has bootstrapped his business. During Class 1, he shared his journey including lessons in sales, manufacturing, picking his customers, and establishing core values.  Tell us about yourself. What are you passionate about?  Born and raised in Los Angeles – I grew up seeing my father’s …

Mentor Spotlight: Sarah

Sarah Moe was one of our sneak-attack mentors. She showed up as Grant’s expert in immigration law at a mentor-only event and then won us over. She has been very active in mentoring the RideBlock team. Q: Tell us about yourself. What are you passionate about?  A: I’m passionate about helping people. That has come in various forms and I’m always excited to see someone’s …

Mentor Spotlight: Nardo

Nardo Manaloto was one of Make in LA’s first mentors. Among other things, he runs a healthcare accelerator and helped us with program strategy. Q: Tell us about yourself. What are you passionate about?  A: I’m a healthcare technology executive with 22+ years of management and consulting experience in solving healthcare challenges using innovation, user centered design, and business, service …