#030 - Makers of the fastest production drone on Earth and beyond, with Chris Hsiao of Gossamer, USA

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My guest is from the US, from Texas, Chris Hsiao, co-founder and leader of Gossamer, a startup for startups that became known for developing the Teal drone, the fastest production drone on Earth.

As for Gossamer, it is a full stack product design and engineering firm that focuses mainly on hardware startups. You’ll learn in this episode how Chris started his venture, their being acquired recently, the story of the Teal drone and another project that is important to him because of the potential impact.

Enjoy this episode.

Raw transcript is available at: https://www.thehardwareentrepreneur.com

Show highlights can be seen below:

  • Why is Gossamer not a conventional startup? – [2:08]
  • What makes the company different from hardware accelerators? – [3:48]
  • Gossamer’s geographical focus - [6:26]
  • His previous ventures and how it all started - [8:14]
  • A remarkable project example - Teal Drones – [11:55]
  • Another project example and Gossamer’s part in its development - [14:55]
  • What changes took place after the company was acquired by Tekzenit? - [18:24]
  • Mistakes the team made while they were growing the business - [20:54]
  • The stress issue of startup founders - [22:56]
  • If you could time travel and go back in time, what notes would you give yourself? – [24:42]
  • Which book had the biggest impact on his career? – [25:37]
  • “Never take your shoes off” and when do the great ideas come? – [27:49]
  • Some cultural differences that Chris had to overcome throughout his career – [29:58]

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