Hardware Club

Hardware Club is a community-driven venture capital firm that provides hardware startups with seed stage investments. The Company selects the most promising startups worldwide to become members and helps them scale globally by providing support on key hardware issues like manufacturing and distribution. 

All Hardware Club members benefit from free access to a dedicated set of resources: strategic partnerships with top-tier manufacturers, distributors and service providers, private events worldwide and an online platform to connect with a community of hardware founders.

HQSan Francisco, US
Hardware Club was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US

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Key People/Management at Hardware Club

Aymerik Renard

Aymerik Renard

General Partner

Hardware Club Office Locations

Hardware Club has offices in San Francisco, Paris and Chiyoda City
San Francisco, US (HQ)
548 Market St, San Francisco
Paris, FR
59 Rue Beaubourg
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Hardware Club News and Updates

Greek AgriTech Augmenta raises $2.5M from Hardware Club and Marathon Venture Capital

Greek Agritech startup Augmenta, a company that develops a precision agriculture app for farmers, raises $2.5 million in a seed round led by San Francisco Hardware Club and supported by the previous investor, Athens Marathon Venture Capital, the Augmenta team announced in their press release. Report…

Hardware Club expands size of first fund to $50 million

Hardware Club has increased the size of its first investment fund to $50 million as the community-driven platform expands its early-stage investing.

Hardware Club Online and Social Media Presence

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Hardware Club Blogs

Founders are quintessential to every startup: why you must have a “team” slide in your deck

When VCs invest in an early-stage startup, they aren’t investing in one product, one solution to a particular problem. Continue reading on Hardware Club »

From $1.3B to $19B — Roku’s impressive journey post-IPO

From $1.3B to $19B — Roku’s impressive journey post-IPOTwo years when Roku filed for IPO, I published an analysis (in Chinese) on my then active weekly column on Storm Media in which I highlighted their apparent strategy of selling the hardwares (players) as cheap as possible while going full-in to …

FDA Medical Device Regulation 101

FDA clearance/approval is one of the most critical milestones for an early stage med-tech startup targeting the U.S. market.The regulatory roadmap determines your time to market i.e. how long before you can start generating revenue. You would want to figure out how much capital you need to get your …

Market just doesn’t like one-off businesses

One of the most lucrative venture capital investment of all time, Fitbit, is back in the news. Rumor has it that Google is considering acquiring the pioneer in wearables.What caught my attention was not the reason why Google wanted to buy the struggling company — if they were willing to pay $1B to a…

Money can't buy time

The subject of this article might seem counter-intuitive to most founders. After all, isn’t the immediate goal to raise capital is to buy runway for the companies?While that is technically true, that more money in the bank means more months of runway, one shall never, however, confuse runway with ti…

Capital inefficiency in hardware startups is a myth, period

When I joined my partners at the Hardware Club to re-focus myself on investments in hardware startups, my former boss at my previous VC firm warned me, out of concerns about my career, that hardware startups were capital inefficient and would not be able to generate the investment returns as well as…
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Hardware Club Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Hardware Club founded?

    Hardware Club was founded in 2014.

  • Who are Hardware Club key executives?

    Hardware Club's key executives are Aymerik Renard.

  • Who are Hardware Club competitors?

    Competitors of Hardware Club include KANN, Custos Group and The Fabric.

  • Where is Hardware Club headquarters?

    Hardware Club headquarters is located at 548 Market St, San Francisco, San Francisco.

  • Where are Hardware Club offices?

    Hardware Club has offices in San Francisco, Paris and Chiyoda City.

  • How many offices does Hardware Club have?

    Hardware Club has 3 offices.