Tagged: iot

Blockchain for the People: Russian Crowdfunder Waves Now Available on Microsoft Azure Blockchain

Waves Platform, a decentralized crowdfunding platform developed in Russia, is now available in the Microsoft Azure Blockchain as a Service cloud (BaaS). With Waves integrated in BaaS, developers are getting vast opportunities for offering a wide range of blockchain solutions. “We welcome the integration of… Read More

WISeKey Plans for New Crypto Valley IoT Blockchain Center of Excellence Center

  WISeKey International Holding Ltd (WIHN.SW), a leading Swiss cybersecurity and Blockchain IoT company announced today its intention to establish an IoT Blockchain Center of Excellence Center in the Canton of Zug aiming to deploy a Trusted Blockchain as a Service platform. The Center will… Read More

Indiegogo, IBM & Arrow Electronics Partner on Internet of Things Venture

Indiegogo, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Arrow Electronics (NYSE: ARW) have joined together to help launch the next big thing in the Internet of Things (IoT).  Qualified entrepreneurs will now have access to IBM’s Watson platform, Arrow Electronics production service and Indiegogo’s crowdfunding platform to bring new IoT… Read More

Indiegogo’s Slava Rubin Set to Speak at Internet of Things World 2016

Indiegogo’s Slava Rubin has been announced as a speaker at Informa-sponsored Internet of Things World 2016. Internet of Things World is considered the world’s largest and most comprehensive IoT event. Over 10,000 attendees, 300+ industry though leaders and 150+ exhibitors are present during the event: “With… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Orison Home Battery, Battalion 1944 FPS & Radiomize Smart Steering Wheel Cover

I happen to live in an area where power outages are all too frequent. Be it the wind, snow or a mischevious squirrel, losing power to the lights and computer is a regular occurrence.  I have considered on many occasions taking the plunge and purchasing a… Read More

FitPay Raises $3.1 Million Seed Round to Fund Contactless Payments Platform

FitPay has announced the closing of $3.1  million in seed funding led by Giesecke & Devrient (G&D). FitPay was founded by payment industry veterans Michael Orlando, Scott Stevelinck and Chris Orlando. Th co-founders have worked at companies like Visa and CyberSource.  G&D is a supplier of mobile… Read More

OurCrowd & GE Ventures Lead $20 Million Investment in mPrest, IoT Software Provider

mPrest, a software provider of “mission critical monitoring” and control software for the Internet of Things (IoT) has received a $20 million Series A investment led by OurCrowd and GE Ventures. mPrest, an Iron Dome software provider, will use the new capital to expand its… Read More

MasterCard Partners with COIN on Payments with Wearable Tech

COIN, the credit card replacement that stores digital data to streamline payments, has partnered with MasterCard (NYSE: MA) to provide financial transactions with a group of well-known companies selling wearable tech. COIN, now on its 2.0 iteration, will provide both hardware and software which can be… Read More

Many Crowdfunding Alums to Be Sold at b8ta Bricks & Mortar IoT Shop

Founded by Nest veterans, b8ta has opened its first physical location to retail Internet of Things (IoT) products. Located on Bryant Street in downtown Palo Alto, b8ta has recognized a unique challenge for new IoT devices: consumers want to a better experience in purchasing IoT… Read More

Brief: Bluetooth TrackR Returns to Indiegogo to Raise Funds For New IoT device

On Monday, Indiegogo-success TrackR launched a new crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the TrackR Atlas, an IoT device that automatically keeps track of all belongings tagged with TrackR bravo or other Bluetooth tracker.  The company shared that Atlas plugs into the user’s home or office… Read More

Quadriga: CEO Gerald Cotton Leads Canada’s First R&D Lab for Blockchain Technology

  Quadriga Fintech Solutions Corp. claims that it launched Canada’s first R&D lab for blockchain technology. The lab’s first project will be the development of a platform with two core functions: handling the onboarding and client data management for financial crime systems using the blockchain and… Read More

Smart Button Can Flip Your Switches (And More) From A Distance: Microbot Push

With the push of a button, a new device allows you to silence that single question and peace of mind on your vacation (or perhaps just another workday): Did I turn off the straightening iron/light/air conditioner/coffee pot? For those who prefer not return home solely to confirm… Read More

Goji Smart Lock Stumbles. Only Delivers Refunds to Early Supporters.

Goji jumped on the crowdfunding bandwagon back in 2013.  Raising over $300,000 on Indiegogo for the Goji smart-lock, the company become an early entry into the internet connected door lock space – one that has now seen many entrants as the Internet of Things (IoT)… Read More

Apple Watch Competitor Olio Raises $10 Million Series A, Launches New Collection of Premium Connected Watches

Olio Devices has closed a $10 million Series A funding round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA).  The new funding comes after raising a solid $4 million in an earlier round that helped to create the company founded by an Apple veteran. Olio launched a series… Read More

Warby Parker & Birchbox Alums Offer Smart Lightbulb & Speaker in Twist

Everything is soon to be “smart”. The internet of things (IoT) will touch and change just about everything. Interconnected devices will soon be the norm, not the exception. But today a team of former Warby Parker and Birchbox operatives have launched a new smart lightbulb… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Holis Holigraphic Display, Technical Weatherproof Outerwear & An Activity Tracker for Under $30 – Trasense

One of the risks of writing about crowdfunding campaigns is that I regularly read (and sometimes write) about products that I want.  The reality is I cannot (or should not) back every project that I covet. But I have do admit that I am starting… Read More

Tile Gets $3 Million from Khosla Ventures. Tops 2 Million Finder Devices Sold

Crowdfunding success Tile has received a capital infusion from Khosla Ventures in the amount of $3 million. The “Series A extension” comes at a time when the young company reports it has shipped over 2 million devices as it closes in on its 2nd anniversary…. Read More

PCH Hosts Highway1 Demo Day for IoT Startups

PCH accelerator program, Highway1,  held its 4th Demo Day today. According to organizers, the event hosted several hundred investors, mentors and industry leaders to see the latest in Internet of Things (IoT) hardware products from the 11 startups completing the spring program. The Spring 2015 class featured companies… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: The Agua Camera Case, Polar Ice Tray & Ecoisme Monitors Home Energy Use

Not every innovative startup will end up achieving Unicorn status – but that is ok.  Launching a business is really tough but crowdfunding is making it easier by allowing small firms to prove a product or concept quickly. By failing faster or succeeding quicker, founders can… Read More

Notion Home Monitoring System Closes $2 Million Funding Round Following Kickstarter Success

Notion, a home monitoring system that is benefitting from the boom in the Internet of Things (IoT) development, has closed a $2 million funding round.  Notion successfully raised over $280,000 on Kickstarter in the summer of 2014 and then transitioned into a pretail campaign.  The… Read More