Nanotech startup

Hal Finney (
Sun, 25 May 1997 09:45:24 -0700

I wrote Friday that I thought it would be a bad idea to invest in a startup
doing R&D towards Drexlerian nanotech. At the time I was being completely
hypothetical. However today I was browsing, and
I learned that exactly such a company started up last month!

Zyvex, at, is a Texas company whose mission is to
develop the first assembler. They don't have a very clear timeline to when
they will achieve it, although I saw "5+ years" mentioned.

They aren't asking for funding on the page, but if anyone wants to ignore
my advice I'm sure you could contact the company and find out if there would
be any opportunities to participate in future funding rounds.