Category: Bilal Zuberi

GoPro — Good and Bad Karma.

GoPro has been a truly amazing one-hit wonder. Unfortunately it remained a one-hit wonder with its wearable box-style action cameras under the Hero brand, and […]

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Needed: Social networks 3.0?

Over the last few days friends across the globe have been sharing their memories of 2017 — what they liked, what they hated — and their resolutions for the […]

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Remembering 2017. And Wishing Startups a Successful 2018.

This is not a “Predictions for 2018” list. In fact, given how crazy, and idiosyncratic, 2017 has been I am starting to believe more and […]

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A startup’s secret weapon in challenging times

It is entirely possible that product sales in early days may not reflect your expectations. But what to do if you still 100% believe in […]

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Learning as a VC

This should be obvious that it is totally cool to accept there are things we don’t know — if for no other reason than to be honest […]

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Award those who would truly benefit from receiving the recognition.

1/ A humble suggestion for awards/prizes given to faculty members. 2/ Might not be a bad idea to have very few and select awards be given […]

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The Future of Spaces

No, not SPACE…spaces. As in, industrial facilities, commercial real estate, oil & gas plants! Over the last handful of years, some of the biggest advances in […]

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Yes, Checks…But Also Balances. Provide Honest Feedback to Entrepreneurs.

I recently met an entrepreneur who was working on what he seemed over-excited to label a ‘crazy idea’. My team at Lux routinely invests in […]

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Yes, Checks…But Also Balances. Provide Honest Feedback to Entrepreneurs.

I recently met an entrepreneur who was working on what he seemed over-excited to label a ‘crazy idea’. My team at Lux routinely invests in […]

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Forging the Future with Metal

With its office-ready metal 3D printing system, Desktop Metal has reinvented the way engineering and manufacturing teams produce metal products and parts — from conception and prototyping […]

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Keeping a Lookout

A stellar security team: David Selinger and the crew from Deep Sentinel When you’re headed out of town, you probably ask a neighbor or two to […]

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Changing How Metal Is Manufactured — Future of engineering, design and manufacturing

Big day today for our portfolio company DesktopMetal. They are revealing two metal 3D printing systems covering the full product lifecycle of metal parts production — from […]

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DeepTech/FrontierTech is finding home among VCs

For decades traditional venture capital firms’ partnerships were built around three broad specialties: Enterprise (infrastructure and software) Consumer (internet and mobile) Healthcare (biotech and medical devices) Look […]

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Projection AR to make every surface come alive! Our investment in Lightform.

A few years back I saw an insanely magical art performance on youtube. It was a video done by the geniuses at Bot and Dolly, […]

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Evolv: Company on a mission to keep people safe from terrorists

Unfortunately, mass casualty threats are the new reality in our world. Today, millions of people are vulnerable to attacks as private facilities, public venues, and […]

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Evolv raises $18 million for body scanners that don’t cause long lines at security

 For a previous generation in the US, the only places where one might worry about the possibility of a mass casualty were “high-value targets,” like […]

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AirMap grows — brings on Microsoft, Airbus, Qualcomm, Sony, Yuneec and Rakuten as partners

In 2015 Lux Capital led the initial financing round at AirMap and I joined their Board of Directors. It has been an incredible experience working […]

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Hardware is hard: some lessons

There is a lot of chatter once again in blogosphere and twitter that hardware is hard. Every time a prominent hardware startup fails, this discussion […]

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Trump’s game — is actually pretty simple.

1/ Trump has no intelligent long term game plan. He is in fact getting played by those around him, and he’s fine with it as […]

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Edge Computing: the end of cloud computing as we know it

Just watched a great overview of Edge Computing by Peter Levine of A16Z. He is absolutely right, this is the future of computing. And all […]

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