Lemnos co-founder is leaving to start his own hardware startup

Lemnos partners Jeremy Conrad (left), Helen Boniske (center), and Eric Klein (right). Photo: Lemnos

Jeremy Conrad, co-founder of hardware-focused VC firm Lemnos, is stepping down as general partner to launch a robotics company with a former Apple iPad engineer. He will remain a venture partner with the San Francisco-based firm, which also plans to invest in Conrad's startup.

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