It’s a small start, but some forward think VCs are starting to move past the “no hardware investments” mindset.
Granted, Foundry Group, who is discussed in the article is not interested in classic, straight hardware companies, but is, instead, looking at companies that deal in human-computer interaction. Still, this is a move in the right (and interesting) direction.
Also, the fact that they are looking at Maker Faire shows that this is not your (very young) grandmother’s VC.
I’m hoping to see evidence that this outside the box mentality is starting to push VCs away from their curent same-old/same-old mentality and into some of the really interesting innovation that is taking place (but getting little funding attention).