Startup Digest

Internet of Things

May 20, 2016

The latest IoT startups, investments, and trends.

Internet of Things Startup Digest is curated by:
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Applications Open for Techstars IoT Accelerator in NYC

The Techstars IoT Accelerator is for startups who are focused on the infrastructure of the future with specific emphasis on software and artificial intelligence, connected enterprise, smart cities and energy, advanced manufacturing, health and wearables, logistics and automotive, VR, AR, drones and robotics, agriculture, and the connected home. Applications close July 10 and the program takes place in NYC. Learn more.

Chicago-based Uptake raises $45 million, reportedly hits unicorn status

Amina Elahi - Chicago Tribune

The author discusses how Chicago-based Uptake, a predictive analytics startup focused on industry, has raised its first round of funding ($45M) reportedly valuing at over $1B.

Helium raises $20 million for smart industrial sensors

Dean Takahashi - Venture Beat

The author discusses Helium's raise, their focus on industrial/commercial IoT, early customers, and the value of their edge-analytics approach.

Electric Imp Debuts Next Generation IoT Solutions to Enable Connected Manufacturing at Mass Scale

Carol Schmitt - Business Wire

A PR outlining Electric Imp's focus toward connected manufacturing. The author announces ImpFactory which aims to provide visibility into the manufacturing process. A couple early-release customers are also discussed.

Nest releases open-source version of Thread protocol

Ted Burnham - Postscapes

The author discusses the Thread protocol design and goal. The author also covers the release of OpenThread and its mission of jumpstarting the process for creating new connected-products that use the Thread protocol.

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