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Root Ventures: Seed investors specializing in hardware and manufacturing

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Kane Hsieh Partner

Before joining Root Ventures, Kane was founder and Head of Product at Brilliant Bicycle Co. He has also worked as an early-stage investor at RRE Ventures, a software engineer at Romotive, and a Project Manager at Microsoft. Kane has an AB in Computer Science from Harvard. He tweets at @Kane and @MachinePix


Root Ventures is a venture capital firm that offers investment services for companies utilizing hardware, development tools, and data science. It was founded in 2013 by Avidan Ross and is based in California.

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