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Hardware by the Numbers: Startups

Book Description

Hardware startups leveled off in 2014 after sharp increases the previous two years, but there's no sign that IoT products have lost their luster, given their momentum in key economic sectors from health and energy to agriculture and financial services. In our biannual report, Hardware by the Numbers: Startups, you'll learn the most pertinent data behind the latest IoT trends.

Renee DiResta, Vice President of Business Development at Haven, not only reveals how many prominent accelerators around the world focus solely on hardware--and why startups participating in these programs are roughly split between B2B and B2C business models--but also examines the effect this emerging ecosystem is having in several industries, including:

  • Health: wearables constitute the majority of connected devices
  • Energy: "smart grids" continue to drive IoT adoption
  • Financial Services/Insurance: sensors help this industry move from actuarial tables to behavioral and usage data
  • Agriculture: conservation of resources and maximization of yield are at the forefront of IoT innovation
  • Logistics and Transportation: startups are making inroads via sensors, routing optimization tools, and more
  • Public Sector: governments are moving down the path to instrumented cities

Download this free report and discover the opportunities awaiting hardware and software entrepreneurs in the IoT space.

Renee DiResta is Vice President of Business Development at Haven and a cofounder of the IoT Syndicate on AngelList. She was previously a principal at O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV), where she spent four years as a VC investing in seed-stage technology startups. She also spent seven years as an equity derivatives trader at Jane Street Capital, a quantitative proprietary trading firm in NYC. Renee is the author of The Hardware Startup (O’Reilly).