Every once in a while, a college student or recent graduate dares to launch a robotics startup and .
everything goes as well as could be expected.
Such is the case, for example, with Alex Rodrigues and Brandon Moak, two former University of Waterloo students who worked on self-driving technologies together in college and formed their now venture-backed, self-driving truck company, Embark, instead of graduating.
(Originally called Varden Labs, the startup’s trip through Y Combinator undoubtedly helped.)
Still, to capture the sustained interest of robotics investors, it helps to either have experience in a particular industry or to pull in someone, quickly, who does.
You can catch the entire interview below, but we thought college students — and their professors and mentors — might want to pay particularly close attention to this concern if they’re thinking about hitting up investors in the not-too-distant future.