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Investors funding Internet of Things startups

Benhamou Global Ventures

Benhamou Global Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm based in Palo Alto, California. The firm operates at the intersection of IT enterprise, early-stage venture investing and cross border innovation. It emphasizes on cloud technologies like virtual and software defined networking, productivity based customer centric applications, cyber security, mobility and the industrial internet of things. It was founded in 2003 with an additional office in Tel Aviv, Israel.


TLV Partners

TLV Partners is a venture capital firm dedicated to investing in innovative A-round startups and seed, early stage investments. The firm prefers to invest i software enterprise, cyber security, mobile, marketing, internet of things and analytics sectors. The firm was founded in 2015 and is based in Tel Aviv, Israel.


Corigin Ventures

Corigin Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm based in New York, New York. The firm invests in the mobile, consumer goods and services, e-commerce, internet of things, marketplaces, proptech, finetch and retail sectors.


TELUS Ventures

TELUS Ventures is the venture capital arm of TELUS, a North American telecommunications company. The firm partners with privately held companies that offer unique technologies and innovative products that will accelerate growth initiatives within TELUS. The firm actively seeks synergistic investments in health technology, internet of things, big data, security, identity, managed information technology services, wireless and next-generation network infrastructure. Its financing encompasses early-to-late-stage companies in post-beta development, headquartered in Canada and the United States.


Eric Simone

Eric Simone is the Founder and CEO of ClearBlade, Inc. a rapidly growing Enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) software company focused on building IoT solutions for enterprises across different industries. Prior to starting ClearBlade, Eric was the founder and CTO of Compete Incorporated, which sold to Perficient Inc. (PRFT) in May of 2000. Earlier in his career, Eric achieved success in senior engineering, product and sales positions at IBM and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Eric has a degree in Computer Science from Purdue University and is a recognized Distinguished Alumni. Eric resides in Austin, Texas with his wife Toni and 2 sons, Xander and Dexter.


Ravi Mulugu

UL

Ravi is an Investment Director at UL Ventures based in Palo Alto, California. He focuses on early stage venture investments related to Cybersecurity, Industrial Internet of Things and Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence. Before joining UL Ventures, Ravi worked at Next47 (Siemens Venture Capital) where he invested in growth stage startups in smart grid, industrial IoT and analytics. Ravi’s professional experience includes working in both the solar and wind energy industries in various technical and managerial roles. Before joining Siemens Venture Capital, Ravi worked at SunPower Corp. as a Product manager responsible for utility scale solar inverters and plant control software. Prior to that, Ravi was a consultant at Siemens Power Systems Consulting Group where he conducted techno-economic studies for electric utilities and renewable project developers. Earlier in his career Ravi worked at GE Wind Energy where he was responsible for various electrical subsystems within the 1.5 MW wind turbine. Ravi received a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.


Light Lin

BiiLabs

Light Lin is the Co-Founder of BiiLabs, a Taiwan-based startup focusing on distributed ledger technology (DLT) with IOTA/Tangle, providing scalable Internet of Things (IoT) applications to build a trusted economy. Its specialities include secured data transaction for distributed identification, smart city solutions (e.g. Air Quality Sensor Grid), and smart energy management. It partners with Taipei City Government, IOTA Foundation and other world-class organizations to enable industry innovation with real-world use cases. Prior to BiiLabs, Light Lin co-founded Wretch.cc (2003-2007, acquired by Yahoo!), flyingV.cc (2012-2017, successful exit), and also managed 2 angel funds (37 portfolios with 40M USD AUM).


Steve Westly

The Westly Group

Mr. Westly is the Founder & Managing Partner of The Westly Group. He and his partners have built one of the larger sustainability venture firms in the US with close to $330 million under management. The Westly Group focuses on capital efficient, high growth companies in the sustainability, sharing economy, and the Internet of Things spaces. The firm has 12 or the larger, global energy and automotive companies as investors. The company has invested in 35+ portfolio companies, four of which have gone public on NASDAQ, including Tesla Motors. Prior to founding The Westly Group, Steve Westly served as the Controller and Chief Fiscal Officer of the state of California – the world’s fifth largest economy. As Controller, he chaired the State Lands Commission and served on 63 other boards and commissions, including CalPERS and CalSTRS, the nation’s two largest public pension funds, which together invest more than $350 billion. In the 2008 election cycle Steve served as a California co-chair of the Obama for America campaign. He also served on the Secretary of Energy’s Advisory Board as a representative for the venture capital industry. Before running for office, Steve helped guide the online auction company eBay through its period of most rapid growth, serving as the Senior Vice President of Marketing, Business Development, M&A and International. Steve helped bring eBay to Europe and Asia and developed the marketing and acquisition strategies that paved the path for the firm’s exponential growth. Steve helped take eBay public in 1998. Steve also served as an executive at a number of other technology firms including Netcom, WhoWhere?, Bridgemere Capital, and SPRINT. Steve began his career in Washington, D.C., where he worked first on Capitol Hill and later in the Office of Conservation and Solar at the U.S. Department of Energy. Steve returned to California to become special assistant to the President of the California Public Utilities Commission. While there, he published two books on alternative energy and the utilities. Steve holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, where he served as a lecturer for five years. Steve and his wife, Anita, run the Westly Foundation, which provides education and health care services for children and underserved communities throughout California. They have two children.


Eric Simone

ClearBlade. Inc.

Eric Simone is the Founder and CEO of ClearBlade, Inc. a rapidly growing Enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) software company focused on building IoT solutions for enterprises across different industries. Prior to starting ClearBlade, Eric was the founder and CTO of Compete Incorporated, which sold to Perficient Inc. (PRFT) in May of 2000. Earlier in his career, Eric achieved success in senior engineering, product and sales positions at IBM and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Eric has a degree in Computer Science from Purdue University and is a recognized Distinguished Alumni. Eric resides in Austin, Texas with his wife Toni and 2 sons, Xander and Dexter.


Vit Prajzler

LORIOT

Versatile all-round tech leader, engineer & scientist. Generalist, Jack of All Trades, and Chuck Norris of Internet of Things, with two decades of experience in software and cloud services engineering. Built successful products ranging from embedded devices to global cloud software with unparalleled scalability and security. I live Lean & Agile. Started coding in Pascal with 12 years, built my first PC from components around 14, and by 15 I started making money by coding web pages as a freelancer. Ever since, I stayed curious and sailed on the wave of modern technologies. With unquenchable thirst to understanding everything, in depth, eventually I realized I became a technology generalist. Over the past decade, I have acquired a deep, full-stack expertise in IoT: processing radio modulations, through hardware design, embedded software engineering, manufacturing & supply chain management, large-scale, distributed back-end engineering, design of user and management interfaces, APIs, and applications. Speaker at IoT conferences and technical copywriter. IoT coach, mentor and evangelist. Guitarist and backing vocalist of couple of rock bands. Passionate motorbiker with need for speed. My hobbies include composing, music production, blockchain, hashchain, cryptocurrencies, autonomous cars, autonomous flight, particle physics and astrophysics. Today, I leverage my broad skillset as CEO & CTO of LORIOT, building the future of IoT.



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