Start-Ups

Start-Ups

Amazon accelerates Alexa development through start-up initiative

Amazon has launched a start-up accelerator program focused on developing and building out its Alexa voice technology capabilities, according to the company blog. Dubbed the Alexa...

Can the UK government do more to drive IoT growth?

Long read -- The UK Government is typically slow to embrace new technology, with some now questioning if there's more Whitehall can do to drive...

R/GA calls for start-ups to apply for new UK IoT accelerator...

American advertising agency, R/GA, is looking for start-ups to join its 12-week Internet of Things (IoT) Venture Studio UK accelerator program. The Ventures initiative recently...

EU announces a VC fund of $442 million for tech start-ups

The European Union (EU) has launched a venture capital fund of 400 million euros ($442 million) aimed at helping regional start-ups grow. The funding, announced...

Analysts see investments decline for IoT start-ups

There’s no denying that the Internet of Things market is constantly growing, although according to CB Insights, investment with IoT start-ups is on the...

Smart buildings start-up Verdigris raises $6.7 million in funding

California-based start-up Verdigris has raised $6.7 million in a latest round of funding, bringing its total funding to $16 million to date. The firm's sensors...

Breed Reply invests in four Internet of Things start-ups

Breed Reply, the IoT accelerator programme set up by tech company Reply, has invested in four additional connected tech start-ups in its latest intake.  The...

GE and Caterpillar invest millions in autonomous vehicles start-up

General Electric (GE) and Caterpillar have invested millions in Clearpath Robotics, a Canadian tech start-up that’s looking to develop a range of autonomous vehicles for...

London techies face highest start-up costs

Knight Frank's Global Cities report has found that London puts the most financial strain on tech start-ups compared with its international rivals. It will hardly come...

How do IoT start-ups survive and thrive?

IoB asks IoT start-ups Domotz, OSeven and Quantifyle how they keep their heads above water in an increasingly competitive market. Simply remaining intact as an...

Are VCs closing the door on IoT start-ups?

New data analysis from CB Insights reveals a slight fall in the funding going into IoT start-ups in the first half of this year. The...

Zurich Insurance partners with IoT start-up for smart home security

Zurich Insurance and UK-based IoT start-up Cocoon has announced an exclusive partnership which could see insurance customers being offered discounted policies and cheaper smart...