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Hardware Incubators Are Critical To The Future Of Making Things

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Hardware is hot — and poised to get hotter. Venture capital investment in connected device hardware startups reached approximately $1.48 billion in 2014, more than triple the amount of two years earlier. Meanwhile, the “fairy tale” acquisitions of Dropcam, Nest, Beats and Oculus — and the IPOs of Fitbit and ...

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Plate IQ Turns Paper Invoices Into Predictive Insights

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YC-backed Plate IQ is using smartphone tech to tackle a recurring paper-based pain-point for small and medium-sized restaurants — namely the stack of invoices they get from food suppliers every week. Restaurants typically manually input information from these invoices into their accounting software, say Plate IQ co-founders Bhavuk Kaul and Ram Jayaraman — a tedious and time-consuming ...

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