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Startup Digest

Internet of Things

November 18, 2016

The latest IoT startups, investments, and trends.

Internet of Things Startup Digest is curated by:
Michael Kruk

Michael Kruk - CoFounder & CEO @ Crowsnest.io

Contact Michael Kruk at michael.kruk@startupdigestmail.com

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Eero's WiFi hubs get faster, smarter and now support Alexa

Nicole Lee - Engadget

Eero announces a new update for their mesh network WiFi system for the home. The author discusses improvements, including:
 - an up to 40 percent speed improvement in your local area network
 - more resilience to connection issues
 - Amazon Alexa compatibility
 - mobile app functionality (tips for positioning the Eero to maximize your connection, signal strength of each device on your network, which devices use the most data)

The article also touches on what sets Eero apart from other home mesh networking efforts, like Google's new WiFi router. The update will roll out to users starting this week.

Particle Raises $10.4M Series A Round

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Particle announces their Series A round with investors including Root Ventures, O’Reilly Alpha Tech Ventures (OATV), and Rincon Venture Partners.
This article discusses their user base, including 70,000 engineers in more than 170 countries and many Fortune 500 companies.
Quotes from Particle CEO, Founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and the Founder of Root Ventures are included as well.

Ex-Google execs who pioneered Kubernetes launch Heptio cloud tech startup with $8.5M investment

Dan Richman - GeekWire

Heptio announces launch and Series A round from investors including, Accel venture capital firm and Seattle’s Madrona Venture Group.
This article covers how Heptio was formed by two of the founders of the Kubernetes project - the open-source software well known for helping devops teams orchestrate large fleets of software containers.
Also discussed is the pain in the market Heptio is targeting, and why the founders chose to form the company in Seattle.

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