Written by: David Kaplan, Partner, bluesalve partners For as long as we’ve been in the CE business, mid-January has been a time of happy post-CES exhaustion. You’re grateful for a bit of recuperation and stoked for the opportunities created or cemented at the show. Following 2021’s interruption, CES was in-person again this year and so…

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Written by: Lew Brown, Partner, bluesalve partners, CEO Motum.ai It’s often said that 9 out of 10 startups fail, but that’s not true. According to Startup Genome, the real number is worse at 11 of 12. The most common reasons for failure are premature scaling and poor marketing. These numbers and the reasons for them…

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Written by: Lew Brown, Partner, bluesalve partners, CEO Motum.ai In a recent call with a leading Japanese CE manufacturer, we had a chance to talk about the next wave of health tech and its ongoing merger with the world of consumer electronics. The question came up as to which product or service on the market…

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Written by: David Kaplan, Partner, bluesalve Partners In last week’s post, I shared a general overview for understanding and strategizing a successful CES 2022. As previously mentioned, this year’s “smaller” show of just under 2,000 exhibitors and most likely about 70,000 of my closest friends is still going to be big — and difficult to…

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Written by: David Kaplan, Partner, bluesalve Partners A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about strategizing for a re-emerged CES. But even this year’s “smaller” show is huge – currently over 1900 exhibitors covering 44 technology categories that will showcase the latest in digital health, food, automotive, NFTs, gaming, smart home and more. As…

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BOM Costing Review – Confidential Case Study Our (NDA-covered) client produces a finished goods, “tablet-like” product that is sold direct-to-consumer (DTC) via e-commerce and their own website. Over the past two years, the client has experienced a 40% increase in costings, even though their purchases had more than doubled from 2019 to 2021. Objective Our…

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by Robert Heiblim, Senior Partner, bluesalve partners Results are most of what matters in business, and at bluesalve, positive results are the focus of all our experience and expertise. Unfortunately, the pandemic and supply chain disruptions have made negative results all too common throughout our sectors. Recently, one of our clients needed help in multiple…

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by Lew Brown, Partner, bluesalve partners, CEO Motum.ai The phrase “paradigm shift” might be shopworn throughout the tech sector, but when the real deal comes along, smart businesses need to be ready. One such shift is staring at us today in the form of our healthcare system, where technology is changing pretty much everything. What…

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Written by: David Kaplan, Partner, bluesalve Partners For consumer tech veterans, every year starts off the same way, with the big bang of the annual CES show. You can feel it over your shoulder even as you’re toasting the new year. By the fourth quarter, prep for the next show is already in high gear…

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