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Nov. 3, 2020

#223: Tyler Hayes, CEO of Atom Limbs, the World's First Mind-Controlled Bionic Arm

#223: Tyler Hayes, CEO of Atom Limbs, the World's First Mind-Controlled Bionic Arm

Tyler Hayes is CEO of , the world's first mind-controlled bionic arm. Tyler was previously Co-Founder of Bebo (acq. Amazon) and Executive Producer of  which won Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Short at the FFF. About Our...


Tyler Hayes is CEO of Atom Limbs, the world's first mind-controlled bionic arm. Tyler was previously Co-Founder of Bebo (acq. Amazon) and Executive Producer of Minka which won Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Short at the FFF.

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Listen to our interview with Erik Huberman, Founder and CEO of Hawke Media, in episode 23 of the Just Go Grind Podcast.

Some of the Topics Covered by Tyler Hayes in this Episode

  • What Atom Limbs is doing today
  • How Tyler started Atom Limbs and why he wants to end death
  • The progress DARPA
  • How Tyler built a world-class team for Atom Limbs
  • Why Tyler decided to build in stealth initially
  • Raising capital through crowdfunding with Wefunder
  • The marketing behind Atom Limbs and a crowdfunding campaign more broadly
  • How Tyler and his team are going about putting Atom Limbs into full production
  • The tech transfer process from Johns Hopkins to Atom Limbs
  • Thoughts on monetization for frontier tech
  • How Tyler thinks through about pricing for Atom Limbs
  • The products that Atom Limbs are developing and they're capable of
  • Where most of Tyler's time is spent now with Atom Limbs
  • Some of Tyler's favorite books
  • The importance of finding "your people"

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