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2014/15 IoT Award Winners
Postscapes is pleased to announced the winners of the fourth annual IoT Awards, which recognize the most notable products, companies, and individuals active in the Internet of Things space in 2014. In two weeks of voting more than 73,000 votes were...
 
2lemetry raises $4M, launches app to link IoT data with Salesforce
2lemetry has received $4 million from Salesforce Ventures and private investors, the Denver-based company announced today. The investment, which brings 2lemetry’s total raised to date up to $9 million, will go toward expanding support for the Salesforce business software ecosystem. ...
 
Actility raises $25M to roll out long-range IoT networks
Long-range Internet of Things network enabler Actility announced Tuesday that it has completed a $25 million funding round. The investment was led by Ginko Ventures, with participation from several telecoms — KPN, Orange and Swisscom — as well as Foxconn and previous Actility investors...
 
Amazon reportedly to acquire 2lemetry
Earlier today, TechCrunch reported that Amazon has agreed to acquire Denver-based Internet of Things platform 2lemetry. Multiple sources report independent confirmation from Amazon, but details have yet to be disclosed and no far neither company has made the news public on its own websites...
 
Amazon to fund $100M in voice-activated apps, devices
Amazon wants you to talk to your technology, and it’s putting its money where its digital mouth is, so to speak. The $100 million Alexa Fund, announced last week and named for the cloud-based language processing service that powers Amazon’s Echo device, will support...
 
ARM buys Offspark, adds security protocol to mbed IoT platform
Chip designer ARM announced today it has bought Offspark, a company specializing in security software for the Internet of Things. Back in November it was announced that ARM had acquired PolarSSL, Offspark’s version of the SSL encryption standard that many websites use...
 
ARM buys wireless protocol developer Sensinode
Component maker ARM announcedtoday that it has acquired Sensinode Oy, a privately-held software company specializing in low-power wireless standards. The specific terms of the deal were not released. ...
 
Atmel to buy Newport Media for $170M
Hardware manufacturer Atmel announced Monday it will buy Newport Media, maker of wireless radio chips, for $170 million. Atmel will pay $140 in cash, with an additional $30 million to be paid out over two years if revenue targets are met. ...
 
August locks down $38M in Series B funding
Smart-lock maker August announced last week that it has raised $38 million in a Series B investment round. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round, with participation Comcast Ventures and Qualcomm Ventures, plus additional support from previous investors Maveron, Cowboy Ventures, Industry Ventures, Rho Ventures,...
 
Automatic raises $24M to connect cars to apps
Connected car platform Automatic yesterday announced an investment round of $24 million. The funding was led by an investment arm of USAA, which provides financial services to U.S. military families, along with CDK Global and Comcast Ventures.Like many other connected car devices, Automatic takes...
 
Ayla Networks Raises $14.5M in Series B Funding
Internet of Things platform provider Ayla Networks recently closed a $14.5 million Series B funding round lead by Cisco, International Finance Corporation, Linear Venture, SAIF Partners, SJF Ventures and existing investors Crosslink Capital and Voyager Capital. This follows on from a $5.4 million Series...
 
Beacon marketer Swirl raises $18M from Twitter Ventures, others
Beacon marketing firm Swirl announced today it has closed its third funding round to date, bringing in $18 million from investors including Hearst Ventures, SoftBank Capital, Twitter Ventures and others. The investment more than doubles the company’s total raised to date, which now sits...
 
Bitcoin hardware startup 21 wants to put “a miner in every device”—but should we?
Hardware startup 21, Inc. yesterday dropped the veil of secrecy on its Bitcoin-related business that has garnered a total of $121 million in funding from prominent tech investors including Andreesen Horowitz, RRE Ventures, Yuan Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Data Collective, and individual executives...
 
BLN wants to hear your pitch at IoT14
The 2014 Internet of Things Forum, hosted by BLN, is coming up in Cambridge, U.K., in April -- and the call just went out for underexposed IoT businesses who want the chance to present their great idea.The goal is “to promote some diversity and...
 
Breed Reply IoT incubator invests in Cocoon, BrainControl, Greeniant
Breed Reply, the Internet of Things incubation arm of European digital consulting firm Reply Group, today announced that it has invested $3.7 million in three IoT startups. Though the incubator did not specify the breakdown, the investments represent stakes varying from 20 percent to...
 
British Gas buys home automation platform AlertMe for $100M
British Gas announced today that it has acquired AlertMe, a software platform for home automation with a focus on energy analytics, in a deal estimated at $100 million. AlertMe’s software is modular, with separate capabilities for...
 
Brivo physical security platform bought for $50M
Cloud-based physical security firm Brivo announced today that it has been acquired by security entrepreneur Dean Drako for $50 million. Drako, as sole owner, will be the company’s chairman, while Steve Van Till will remain as president and CEO. Drako himself...
 
Canary raises $10 million in new investments
Last summer’s Indiegogo campaign for Canary’s sensor-packed home security device was wildly successful, raising nearly $2 million in just a month. This week the company announced another $10 million in Series A funding. The investors include...
 
Canary raises $30M in new funding
Connected home security startup Canary announced last week that it has raised $30 million in its latest funding round. Walden Riverwood Ventures led the investment, with participation from Cota Capital, Khosla Ventures, Flextronics, Two Sigma...
 
Cellular connectivity startup Konekt raises $1.3M
Chicago startup Konekt recently announced a $1.3 million funding round that included support from NextView Ventures, Mucker Capital, Tyler Willis’ AngelList Syndicate, and Groupon founders Chris Muhr and Raj Ruparell. Konekt provides a platform for...
 
Cisco offers $300K in prizes to secure the Internet of Things
Security issues with the Internet, and especially the Internet of Things, often generate hyperbolic headlines -- like last month’s buzz over a supposed botnet of connected appliances that had sent hundreds of thousands of spam emails. While the claim that tens of thousands of...
 
Cisco, Bosch, ABB join forces on open smart home venture
Interoperability remains a challenge for the Internet of Things, especially in the home where consumers are putting together their own “smart houses” with hodgepodge collections of devices from different manufacturers -- each of which often comes with its own siloed mobile app. We’ve seen...
 
Cryptotronix, TilePay want to let devices sell their own data
Cryptotronix, the Coloradan designer of open-source cryptography hardware and software, earlier this month announced a partnership with forthcoming cryptocurrency app TilePay that will bring automated, secure micropayments to the Internet of Things. The company’s designs are...
 
Data analytics firm mnubo raises $6M
Montreal-based data analytics startup mnubo announced today that it has raised $6 million in Series A funding from White Star Capital and McRock Capital. mnubo draws its name from the Latin word ‘nubes’, meaning “cloud”, while the silent...
 
Data-by-sound startup Chirp releases developer kit, starts crowdfunding
London startup Chirp, which develops software that lets devices send and receive data with brief melodic tweedles, yesterday released a set of developer tools to spur the creation of what it calls “an Internet made of sound.” ...
 
 
 
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