Imagine a world where hardware manufacturing is transparent, efficient and cost-effective. Apparently not the world we are in. And that’s what Assembly aspires to change.
Our speaker, Colton Pierson, manifests his passion in problem solving and efficiency through building software that improves hardware supply chain management. He co-founded Assembly in 2014, invested by world renowned investors including Y Combinator (YC S15), Menlo Ventures and FundersClub. Assembly connects manufacturers with hardware companies through an IoT (Internet of Things) and data collection platform, making it possible to streamline processes, monitor quality and reduce costs. It is headquartered in Redwood City, California and rapidly expanding with presences in Suzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Qingdao. Originally from Tucson, Arizona, Colton dropped out of college and became a full stack developer building various mobile and web applications. He is currently CTO at Assembly, leading the company’s technology development with manufacturers in Asia. He is in Taiwan for the first time through Anchor Taiwan, looking to connect with OEMs/ODMs and explore opportunities to work together.
During this talk, Colton will share his experience dealing with Chinese manufacturers, as well as advice for both hardware founders and factory owners for better collaboration.