Crow Industries Founder says his recent “Techstars” experience was great
James Crowell met with more than 70 mentors and gained additional expertise in business development, product-market fit and raising capital during the three-month program.
The article (subscription required), written by Amy Edelen, quoted James Crowell, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, as saying that he met with more than 70 mentors and gained additional expertise in business development, product-market fit, and raising capital during the three-month program.
“The week after demo day, (Techstars) set up a bunch of investor meetings for us so we were able to start some relationships with a couple dozen investors,” Crowell said. “It was great we got that started. We’re laser-focused right now on building out our mapping business and helping mines with their exploration campaigns so we can generate revenue as we continue to improve our autonomous systems.”
The company, which was founded by Crowell in 2018, specializes in using robots to collect data from extreme environments for mining and defense applications. We spotlighted Crow Industries in this June 14 teknovation.biz article. Crowell told AZ Inno that he has bootstrapped the start-up aside from some angel investment and $120,000 from the Techstars accelerator. It is planning to open a pre-seed funding round in the coming months.
The feature photograph is from the “Demo Day” with Crowell on the left with then Techstars Managing Director Tricia Martinez-Saab.