Startup Digest

Internet of Things

June 17, 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.

Chinese investors bet on Boston AI tech for drones, toys, self-driving cars

Sara Castellanos - Boston Business Journal

Neurala integrates artificial intelligence software into consumer products made by undisclosed companies in the drone, self-driving car and toy industries.

Author discusses latest investors, progress-to-date, and intended use of funds.

This Startup's Home Sensor Could Save America $8 Billion in Insurance Claims

Kevin J Ryan - Inc

"Notion created its home sensor: a nonintrusive, cookie-size device that can be placed on any surface to detect changes in light, sound, and a variety of other elements."

Author discusses capabilities of the product, the potential home insurance benefits of installing smart-home equipment, the company's latest round of funding and investors.

Tile raises $18 million to make personal belongings easy to find

Lora Kolodny - TechCrunch

"Tile makes square, waterproof tags that employ Bluetooth low-energy radio and GPS technology to find objects they’re attached to, like wallets, keychains, purses and gym bags."

Author discusses current progress, how the product works, and creative due diligence tactics used by the investors involved in the latest round of funding.

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