Think Like a Startup:

Fundraising for Hardware Companies

Tuesday, September 13th, 2022 | 12PM (ET)

Join us for the next episode of Onshape’s webinar series, Think like a Startup, where EVP of Onshape, Jon Hirschtick, hosts fireside chats with experts on startup successes and agile adoption.

Listen live as Jon chats with Axel Bichara, an experienced entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and co-founder and general partner of Baukunst.    

Hear directly from one of the most successful lead investors for recurring revenue hardware firms, including companies like Tonal, Fi, Vention, as well as engineering software platforms like SolidWorks and Onshape. 

During this discussion, Bichara will share his insights on: 

  • Which hardware companies are a fit for venture capital
  • Business models which can scale in a capital efficient way 
  • When to fundraise and how to tell a compelling story to investors
  • And common mistakes when raising money

This free event will include an open Q&A to all individuals who are starting or are thinking about starting new recurring revenue hardware companies, as well as those trying to fund new projects within their larger organization.

Axel Bichara

Co-Founder and General Partner at Baukunst

Axel Bichara is an experienced entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He has spent thirty years as a first round lead investor & company builder. Prior to starting Baukunst, Bichara was a co-founder and General Partner at Bolt, and a General Partner with Atlas Venture where he managed over $2.6 billion of investment capital across seven funds. Bichara has been particularly active in the CAD industry, as co-founder of Premise and Onshape, founding investor at SolidWorks and early investor at GrabCAD and Simscale.

Jon Hirschtick

EVP and General Manager, Onshape at PTC

A technology pioneer and founder of several successful companies, including Onshape and SOLIDWORKS, Hirschtick is the executive vice president (EVP) and general manager (GM) of PTC’s Onshape, responsible for driving strategy and growth, while empowering global businesses to shape the future.