Hardware Vulnerability: How Should Startups Cope?

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The supply chain vulnerability was massively exposed during COVID-19, affecting industries worldwide from car manufacturing to baby formula. This poses a real challenge for incumbents and rising startups that rely on hardware and robust supply chains. Events such as the six day freeze after a cargo ship blocked the Suez Canal in March of 2021 cost the world $9 billion dollars a day, and global trade shunted by 0.2 to 0.4 percent during the period.  The supply chain shortage can be separated into two different deciding factors: goods shortage and transportation factors.  Goods shortage can be impacted by sudden demands…...

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sharonshuang MD Candidate | VC in Healthcare, Digital Health
Amit Garg I have been in Silicon Valley for 20 years -- at Samsung NEXT Ventures, running my own startup (as of May 2019 a series D that has raised $120M and valued at $450M), at Norwest Ventures, and doing product and analytics at Google. My academic training is BS in computer science and MS in biomedical informatics, both from Stanford, and MBA from Harvard. I speak natively 3 languages, live carbon-neutral, am a 70.3 Ironman finisher, and have built a hospital in rural India serving 100,000 people.