Iotics raises €7.5 million to drive growth of digital twin technology
Posted by Iotics on November 28, 2019
IQ Capital, Talis Capital and Breed Reply invest in pioneering Operating Environment adopted by Rolls-Royce Power Systems and Bam Nuttall
London, 28 November 2019: Iotics has secured investment of €7.5million to accelerate growth and meet increasing demand for its pioneering digital twin technology. Iotics enables enterprises and their ecosystems of assets, objects, companies and people to interact automatically and securely. The digital software company provides the secure operating environment and tools to create digital twins of any thing, enabling their secure interactions, and building true interoperable ecosystems.
The investment from leading European VCs; IQ Capital, Talis Capital and Breed Reply, will drive rapid deployment, deepen channel partnerships and expand market adoption of its patented Iotics Operating Environment, Twin technology and Event Analytics. The funding will allow Iotics to capitalise on its patented technology and unique market position.
The Iotics vision is a world where any thing can interact with any other thing – from the smallest sensor, to the largest power station, engine, train and plane along with people, suppliers and customers. The digital version of a thing, the Twin, has access to all its data and controls throughout its entire life, converting those end points into meaningful events – empowering enterprises to deliver on the promise of AI and Machine Learning, and to truly be digital.
The investment enables Iotics to build on its global pipeline of enterprise customers, including Rolls-Royce Power Systems and BAM Nuttall, who have deployed Iotic’s technology to overcome fractured, inflexible IT infrastructure and data management problems to solve significant business challenges and create new services and better customer experiences.
Robin Brattel, CEO of Iotics said, “This investment is a further major endorsement of our Operating Environment and tools and the business strategy behind them. Having already secured a number of high-profile clients, we are focused on further development and scaling – initially targeting high-value manufacturing, construction and infrastructure sectors. Our longer-term vision is for our interoperable Twins and their Event Streams to be incorporated into every single technology stack that will help to underpin digital transformation and to deliver a strong return on investment for our customers.”
Founded in 2014 out of Cambridge, growing enterprise and channel demand globally has opened up new markets enabled by Iotics’ new North American operations hub in Raleigh, North Carolina. This has been supported by the expansion of the management team with the hiring of new COO Hans Weinberg, (previously CIO at ABB, North America), and Kathy Reppucci, (who joins Iotics as VP Marketing from IBM) to deliver global integrated marketing strategies.
Ed Stacey, Partner, IQ Capital, said: “Iotics is a leader in interoperable technology, which is the biggest evolution of data management since relational databases. This technology will underpin future digital transformation projects in manufacturing and many other industries, enabling companies to integrate their data streams much more easily, securely and flexibly, and at any level of scale. These disruptive characteristics are exactly what IQ Capital looks for in the businesses it invests into, and we look forward to Iotics leading the market with this entirely new product category.”
Matus Maar, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Talis Capital said: “Since working with Iotics we have been impressed by its ability to develop a clear value proposition, achieve product market fit and secure significant traction with several leading enterprises. Iotics solves the major issues of security and interoperability, that prevent companies from extracting full value from the legacy technology, systems, platforms and IoT devices in a $260bn industry that’s expected to double by 2021. We are excited to be working with Robin and the team and look forward to seeing the company grow as they continue to meet the growing demand for their revolutionary technology.”
Emanuele Angelidis, Managing Partner, Breed Reply said “We believe the successful deployment of digital twin technology is going to be a major factor in helping speed the adoption of IoT across many different industries. Since our first investment in Iotics in 2016 we have seen the Management Team take the business and technology from strength to strength. We are delighted to continue to support the growth of business.”
Iotics is an IP-rich rapidly growing SaaS firm who share a vision of any thing interacting with any thing. Their secure patented Operating Environment and its Twin, Event Analytics, Integration, Broker, and Automation tools is delivering that vision for customers today, with interoperable Twins and their Event Streams being deployed in as little as 12 weeks.
For more information, please visit: www.iotics.com
About IQ Capital
IQ Capital is a venture capital firm, based between Cambridge and London, that invests in ‘deep-tech’ across sectors including machine learning, AI, robotics, and advanced engineering and materials, and data-focused propositions based on disruptive algorithms. All of the firm’s portfolio companies are capable of dominating their respective markets on a global scale. Initial investments range from £300k to £5m, with capacity for follow-on investment up to £30m.
The IQ Capital team has achieved over 20 exits to date, to companies including Oracle, Google, Apple, Huawei, and Facebook, and several IPOs. IQ Capital has led 28 investments over the last three years. The firm is currently investing at seed and Series A stage from its third venture fund.
About Talis Capital
Talis Capital is a venture capital investment firm that takes smart money from some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and business people and invests it strategically in early-stage technology companies with global potential. Talis has invested over $600 million worth of transactions since 2009 and the portfolio includes Darktrace, Onfido, iwoca, Pirate Studios, Luminance, Threads, Ynsect and Oh My Green. Focused on building long-term partnerships, Talis leverages its network to give some of the world’s most innovative startups opportunity to thrive.
For more information, please visit: www.taliscapital.com
About Breed Reply
Breed Reply, Reply’s active operational investor, funds and supports the development of early-stage companies in the Internet of Things (IoT) in Europe and the USA. Based in London, with operational offices in Italy, Breed Reply supports entrepreneurs and young talent by quickly bringing new ideas to the market. This is done via three fundamental services: funding at early-stage level; active operational involvement with significant know how transfer of business, managerial and technological expertise; and go-to market support through the extensive Reply network. Breed Reply focuses on Health, Fitness & Wellness, Smart Building & Cities, Security, Industrial IoT, Big Data, Platforms, Drones.
For more information, please visit: www.reply.com/breed-reply
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