CB Insights recently ranked the most active investors into unique smart home technology companies since 2012, including venture capital and corporate venture investors.
They define the smart home category as companies producing consumer-facing products that replace or augment existing home products such as appliances. These products must connect to a smartphone or the internet, or integrate sensors and digital interfaces. Continue reading “Most Active Smart Home Investors”
Despite the distinct types of IoT initiatives within each industry, just about everybody shares the same overarching goal: staying innovative and competitive. But it’s important to take a more specific look at what is driving IoT initiatives, what benefits are being captured, and some of the unanticipated advantages that arise after implementation. Continue reading “Primary Drivers of IoT Initiatives Vary By Sector”
Through its Connected Futures online magazine, Cisco has been among the vanguard in promoting the possibilities and applications of the Internet of Things. Here is a short slide deck on the challenges of implementing successful IoT projects.
After a significant drop in M&A activity in 2016, corresponding with a lull in funding activity, smart home exits appear to be on the upswing this year, with both corporates and startups, including Apple and Ring, snapping up private companies. Continue reading “Smart Home M&A Activity Rising”
Even as companies race to invest in IoT-enabled capabilities and offerings, many are still struggling to build a robust and profitable business case for them and one issue that looms large is that the tax aspects are generally not being included in the IoT value equation that drives decision-making – a potentially huge mistake. Continue reading “Tax Implications of the New IoT Business Models”
Cisco Systems, Bosch Ltd and several other companies have set up a consortium to work on how blockchain can be used to secure and improve “internet of things” applications, as sectors beyond finance seek to benefit from bitcoin’s underlying technology. Continue reading “New Blockchain Consortium”