Cyril Ebersweiler

Cyril Ebersweiler Contributor Cyril Ebersweiler is co-founder and managing partner of HAX, and a general partner at SOSV. More posts by this contributor What every startup founder should know about exits 70 years of VC innovation Benjamin Joffe Contributor Benjamin Joffe is a partner at HAX. More posts by this contributor What every startup founder should know about exits 70 years of VC innovation

Cyril Ebersweiler is co-founder and managing partner of HAX, and a general partner at SOSV.

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10 key lessons about tech mergers and acquisitions from Cisco’s John Chambers

John Chambers, chairman emeritus of Cisco, knows a thing or two about tech acquisitions: he bet his career on a first one in ’93, and went on to complete 180 M&As during his 20 years tenure.

What every startup founder should know about exits

The dream of a startup founder can often be summarized by the following well-intentioned, and mostly delusional, quote: “We’ll raise a few rounds and in a few years we’ll IPO on Nasdaq.”

70 years of VC innovation

How old is venture capital? Probably as old as the first hunter/gatherer. Yet, until the mid-20th century, it was mostly practiced by wealthy individuals and families. Modern VC was initiated by Frenc

2017 crowdfunding guide

More than two years ago we wrote about what we learned from the 20 campaigns our startups had run. Fast-forward to 2017: The B2C startups HAX has invested in now count more than 75 successful campaign

Build your brand, and they will come

To achieve market scale along the lines of GoPro and Fitbit, effectively working with big retailers is a necessary part of the process. Despite the growth of online channels, more than 90 percent of t

The State Of Robotics For 2015

Cyril Ebersweiler Contributor Cyril Ebersweiler is co-founder and managing partner of HAX, and a general partner at SOSV. More posts by this contributor What every startup founder should know about ex

The State Of Hardware For 2015

Startups are re-imagining daily objects and inventing new devices. Supported by maker spaces incubators and accelerators, a fraction of this explosion of startups moves on to later stage financing. In

Lean Hardware: Breeding Hardware Unicorns

About a year ago, Aileen Lee from Cowboy Ventures wrote her seminal piece on billion-dollar startups, now widely called "unicorns." At the time, she found 39 U.S.-based software companies fewer than 1

8 Things About Hardware Crowdfunding We Learned From 20 Campaigns

So far HAX startups have run 20 successful campaigns, making us the most prolific investor in crowdfunded hardware projects. As active participants and keen observers, we identified a few ideas that c