CEO: Jahangir Mohammed
Jasper Technologies -- formerly known as Jasper Wireless -- may be a bit more established than some of the startups on this list (it was founded in 2004), but the Mountain View, Calif.-based company really stepped into the spotlight this year as the Internet of Things (IoT) market took off.
Jasper makes a cloud-based platform for IoT that helps companies integrate, automate and manage an entire fleet of connected devices. The platform, called the Jasper Connected Devices Cloud, gives organizations realtime visibility into their network of "smart" devices, along with other tools, such as a diagnostics and cost management system.
Jasper in February was chosen by AT&T to power its connected car platform, AT&T Drive. In April, the company announced a $50 million funding round led by global investment firm Temasek.