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We are partnering with Indiegogo to bring you the newest hardware products coming to market. Our goal is to identify the best hardware companies coming out of the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform and reach out to them first for investment opportunities.

This new fund takes advantage of the huge international reach of Indiegogo, whose worldwide platform lets anyone, anywhere fund ideas that matter to them. Some of those ideas turn into commercially popular hardware products. This new fund is designed to provide the entrepreneurs behind Indiegogo projects with additional funding to scale their hardware inventions and bring them to market.


We are partnering with Indiegogo and using publicly available information to identify hardware campaigns that meet our investment criteria.

Shawn Merani
Founder @parade-ventures Prev: Founder @flight-vc-syndicate @reachlocal-nasdaq-rloc Investor @dollar-shave-club @cruise-automation @hookedapp @plastiq
Flight.VC Syndicate
5 $1B + announced exits Investor: Ripple, Brave, Polychain, Paypal, Filecoin, Civic, Linkedin, Cruise, Dollar Shave Club Wealthfront, Discord, Fastly
Sundeep Ahuja
I've led 100+ Syndicates incl @mosaic @good-eggs @sandboxvr @notable-labs @livelyhsa @lus-brands; 3x Founder; Author; BS CS Stanford.
Armando Biondi
Cofounder & COO @adespresso, acquired by @hootsuite in Feb 2017. Angel investor in 100+ startups. Guest Contributor, former Radio Speaker, proud #500strong
Yat Siu
Founder @outblaze, @animoca • Investor @dopplr, @machinima, @fuel-2 , @miq
Rajat Bhargava
8-time entrepreneur (2 IPOs, 3 acquired, 3 private). @jumpcloud, @mobileday, @yesware, @stillsecure, @quova, @interliant, @servicemetrics, @netgenesis.
James Haft
Founder @palcapital, @palgenesis, @nxtp-labs, @startuphub-nyc • Worked at @bear-stearns-co-1 • Studied at @emory-university, @vassar-college
David Bennett
President of Lenovo Japan, CEO of NEC Personal Computers
Bill Fishkin
dad x3, husband x1, mad scientist, propagandist, fixer of broken things, mystery solver, social / mobile junkie, @WeAreSynMedia & @theia-interactive
Doug Scott
Over 180 backers. Click to see why:) UK - GLOBAL - Go on click:):)
Shawn is incredibly responsive and a great partner to have. We're excited for what will come as a result of the relationship.
Ry Walker
For Shawn Merani's work at Midwest Technology by
Partner at Flight Ventures
Flight.VC Syndicate
For Shawn Merani's work at Education Technology by
Shawn works with Gil Penchina who is co-founder of Crux Ventures Angelist syndicate.
Daniel Hoffer
For Shawn Merani's work at Crux Ventures
Shawn is a very experienced Angel investor that I have had the pleasure of working with at ReachLocal.
Jeff Hagins
For Shawn Merani's work with Woven
When the chips were down I only thought I had two options, close the company or sell it. Gil encouraged me to choose a third option "aim for the moon". We did and the result is a profitable growing company on the way to success
Karl Jacob
Founder of a company Flight.VC Syndicate invested in
Gil taught me the meaning of RELENTLESS URGENCY. And that's something use every single day. Thank you Gil!!
Adam Rifkin
Founder of a company Flight.VC Syndicate advised
Gil -> Helpful. Open. Smart. Direct. Transparent. Engaging. No BS. Responsive...just great.
Maneesh Arora
Founder of a company Flight.VC Syndicate invested in
Gil is the single most entrepreneur friendly investor I have ever met.
Jesse Robbins
Co-investor in a company Flight.VC Syndicate invested in
What more can one say about the $25 billion man that already hasn't been said? His syndicate is the largest on AngelList, he's one of the most prominent and successful angel investors in the world - and he's just getting started now that he's plowing into the most promising 20...more
Amazing guy. Amazing investor. Super-connected and helpful. No bullshit.
Gil is one of the smartest and most connected guys in Silicon Valley. He truly cares about the entrepreneurs that he backs. He gets involved and provides real help to the companies, beyond the money. 
Gil is one of the most honest, trustworthy and truthful person I have ever met in my life. He is by far one in a billion in my book and on super smart angels who envision where the industry is heading and he has been right nearly every time though with risk included to recommend participation in...more
Co-investing and working with Gil on UXPin was amazing. Speed, great advise, an amazing network. He encourages, inspires, connects or shouts whatever is most needed. Gil is an awesome investor and advisor.
Gil is super helpful and friendly
Gil Penchina is regarded as one of the top Angels on AngelList for his many syndicates and his success on the platform
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Indiegogo Hardware by is a supervised person of or otherwise affiliated with Uprising Capital LLC, an “Exempt Reporting Adviser” under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. Important information regarding Uprising Capital LLC, CRD Number 182515, can be found on its Form ADV available here. Indiegogo Hardware by’s relationship with Uprising Capital LLC may give rise to potential conflicts of interest or conflicting duties, which could materially impact the performance any deals led by this syndicate.