Andy Lowery (RealWear) on Raising $20M with Conviction and Humility, Not Modesty

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The Guest

Andy Lowery is the co-founder and CEO of RealWear, a knowledge transfer company helping industrial workers to learn and solve problems in the field. RealWear makes a hands-free, ruggedized, head-mounted wearable computer and complementary software; RealWear makes one of the most successful head-mounted computers sold today.

Prior to RealWear, Andy was President of DAQRI, another pioneer of AR use in the enterprise. Andy also spent more than a decade in engineering and management roles at aerospace and defense contractors.

In addition, he served as an officer in the US Navy, retiring recently as a Lt. Commander after more than 25 years of active and reserve service.

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The Conversation

In the second part of my conversation with Andy, he shares his unique and sometimes hair-raising journey to fundraising, which resulted in a $20M Series A financing in early 2018. There was a period when he was raising month-to-month to meet payroll, which he describes using an analogy from Star Wars:

We go on to discuss some great leadership lessons from his entrepreneurial and military experiences, including the value of humility over modesty. Leadership is one of my favorite topics, and I think you’ll really enjoy this one.

The Request

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