Hardware, Software & the Internet of Things
June 23–25, 2015 • San Francisco, CA
Kate Drane

Kate Drane
Design, Technology and Hardware Lead, Indiegogo

Website | @katedrane

Kate Drane is Indiegogo’s hardware category lead. She is responsible for all aspects of business growth for the platform’s design and technology categories, and has led many companies, including Misfit Wearables, Scanadu, and Canonical, to secure funding on Indiegogo.


1:15pm–1:55pm Thursday, 06/25/2015
Location: Cowell Theater (Herbst Pavilion)
Kate Drane (Indiegogo), Gavin Fish (Light Harmonic), Peter Hoddie (Marvell), Greg Roberts (Icontrol Networks)
Hardware companies are turning to crowdfunding to directly connect with consumers, gain exposure, and learn their customer needs before moving to full-scale manufacturing. This panel discusses crowdfunding best practices, and presents real case studies that explain how hardware manufacturers have used Indiegogo to create evangelists for their products to get smarter, faster, leaner. Read more.