IoT will shape our future
Billions of things connected – from industrial machines to home appliances – open doors for new technological solutions, business models, and investments. Read about ten promising IoT/IoE-startups from five European countries!
■ by Ariane Rüdiger*
We help companies who want to keep an eye on the location and environment of their shipments
says Azhar Hussain, CEO. With Parcel Live, they can e.g. offer their customers advanced parcel tracking as a service, prove proper transport or analyze damages during transport. The service is based around Hanhaa taking care of forward and reverse logistics. On reaching its destination, the recipient unpacks the parcel and sends the board to Hanhaa free of charge for erasure and reuse. Beta tests are currently running.
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: +44 (0)7496 352552, www.hanhaa.com
Sales and Marketing Director, Spica
– devicepoint™ built on IBM software technology. It integrates well into third-party-offerings.
We enable our clients to rapidly prototype use cases, and build enterprise-grade production solutions with rapid ROI
says co-founder Tim Streather. Additionally, Spica is building out a number of industryspecific IoT solutions, e.g. devicepoint™ for Healthy weather for monitoring Legionella, a dangerous water-borne bacteria that must be controlled through water temperature testing.
e-mail: email@example.com, phone: +44 (0)7960 292798, www.spicatech.co.uk
CEO and co-founder Wicastr
We enable our customers building cheaply and easily wireless networks and content distribution everywhere and without tech
says Armine Saidi CEO and co-founder of Wicastr – e.g. for developing countries, transportation and logistics. Among customers are Unilever and Home Depot.
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: +44 (0)7456 242719, www. wicastr.com
Our IoT Framework runs on every appliance – so far, we are the only market player with this capability
e-mail: email@example.com, phone: +49 (0)7433 908946 80, www.nemetris.com
CEO micropsi industries
With our solution, customers discover things they never were looking for
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: +49(0)151 2755 6465, www.mbc-isarrauschen.de
Founder of Tado
Technological ideas solve everyday problems in a new way
e-mail: email@example.com, phone: +49 (0)89 4161566 – 41, www.tado.com
Executive Vice President Communications Sigfox
IoT startups have to think of scaling, global reach and building an ecosystem from day one
says Thomas Nicholls, Executive Vice President Communications. SIGFOX sells its service to IoT solution providers. Microsoft uses it for its IoT solution. SIGFOX is already active in 16 countries. Network, IT and venture capital firms invested 127 Million €, looking forward to an IPO around 2018.
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: +33 (0)6 64 52 81, www.sigfox.com
can quickly become leaders and address them fast.” Netatmo builds connected smart home objects for security, environment and heating enriched with Artificial Intelligence, like intelligent camera solutions for in- and outdoors.
Find segments where you can quickly become market leader
e-mail: Josephine.Karth@k-mb.de, phone: + 49 (0)30 695 972 863, www.netatmo.com
MammothDB is business-user friendly, scalable and affordable
says Boyan Benev, CMO. Clients include Cisco, DHL and Publicis. Among partners are MapR, Tableau and public clouds like AWS or Microsoft Azure.
e-mail: email@example.com, mobile: +359.885.775.737 www.mammothdb.com
Most end users do not understand the data generated by Smart Home Systems – we solved this problem”
says Hjalmar Nilsonne, CEO.
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: +46 70-415 63 62, www.watty.io
*Ariane Rüdiger is an experienced IT journalist living in Munich