We’re passionate about building successful brands by focusing on constant innovation and have 20+ years of experience building profitable businesses around designing, manufacturing, and selling hardware products.
We have a team of 100 people in China and Europe who engage in hardware development, sourcing, project management, logistics and sales every single day.
You’ve got a product.
We’ll help you get it to the market and make your product a success.
5X Ventures is committed to helping hardware entrepreneurs to build their products and new hardware technologies 5 times faster (5X). Hardware is hard, we are here to make it easier. Why is building a hardware startup so hard? It is hard because you need much more than just a sleek Kickstarter campaign. You need to source the right hardware parts, build a prototype, understand Design for Manufacturing (DFM), iterate on your prototype, find the right partner factories, prepare your product and team for mass production, and, of course, you have to be able to find distributors and distribution channels for your product globally and sell it. Sounds overwhelming? Well, keep in mind that most of the hardware entrepreneurs have never been to China and lack the understanding of the local hardware ecosystem. Most of the electronics is built and shipped from Shenzhen, the Silicon Valley of Hardware, yet, not many people have the right connections on the ground and lack the experience in navigating this rather complex hardware ecosystem. 5X VC is here to help. Our team has more than 20 years of experience designing, building and selling all sorts of hardware products. We know China. We know Shenzhen. We know factories. We know the China's Greater Bay Area. We invest all the available resources we have at hand such as experience, network, people, time, tooling, manufacturing, distribution network, and marketing. We like to have skin in the game and are ready to roll up our sleeves and get to work. 5X Ventures, 5X VC, hardware, manufacturing, hardware manufacturing, product development, hardware technology, hardware investment, hardware startup, hardware entrepreneur, China, Shenzhen, Greater Bay Area. HAX, HAX hardware, HAX Shenzhen, Y Combinator hardware, YC hardware, Techstars hardware, Brinc, Hardware Club, Hardware Club VC, IoT, Internet of Things, Smart Hardware, Wearables, manufacturing in China, manufacturing in Shenzhen.