Today, I'm joined by Dhaval Patel, Founder and CEO of Lotus, a Techstars portfolio company, that makes a wearable ring to control objects at home by pointing. Unlike traditional smart home tech - no rewiring, no app, no internet. Lotus' mission is to build tech that is usable by everyone, by optimizing for disability. Previously, Patel was the VP of Hardware at PillDrill and an engineering manager at Apple for 8+ years.
Seed to Harvest is a podcast focused on stories & tactics from a diverse array of investors, founders, and creators, hosted by Paige Finn Doherty, a founding partner at Behind Genius Ventures and author of Seed to Harvest, an illustrated children's book for adults.
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00:00 Welcome to Seed To Harvest: Dhaval Patel
01:25 what problem is Lotus solving?
04:38 Dhaval improving at storytelling
06:54 Dhaval’s investor updates
12:25 early days of building Lotus
16:01 principles at Lotus
19:30 raising venture financing
24:26 working with BGV
29:20 why did BGV invest in Lotus?
Dhaval Patel | https://www.linkedin.com/in/dhaval-c-patel/
Lotus | https://www.lotuslabs.org/
The Pitch | https://www.thepitch.show/guests/dhaval-patel-lotus/
Open | https://www.amazon.com/Open-Autobiography-Andre-Agassi/dp/0307388409
Mei Lin Ng | https://www.linkedin.com/in/meilinng/
Shail Mehta | https://www.linkedin.com/in/shail-mehta-7b500712/
Andy Hoang | https://www.linkedin.com/in/andy-hoang-93067226/?originalSubdomain=ca
The Pitch Show: Lotus Episode | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPoYkU6r5bw