The 10 Coolest IoT Software Companies: The 2022 Internet Of Things 50

Vendors in IoT software range from startups to the largest cloud providers. From Deeplite and Zyter to Amazon Web Services and Microsoft, see who made the grade in CRN’s 10 coolest IoT software companies of 2022.

Simplifying IoT Development, Deployment And Management

The global IoT technology market is forecast to grow from $384.5 billion in 2021 to $566.4 billion by 2027 – a CAGR of 6.7 percent, according to a recent report from MarketsandMarkets.

That growth is being fueled by a number of factors including increasingly decentralized data centers and disbursed cloud networks, widespread adoption of 5G communications, and the rapidly growing number of smart sensors and devices connected to wireless networks.

IoT software is a big component of that overall market including IoT applications for specific tasks such as managing building HVAC systems, linking industrial systems in a manufacturing plant or collecting data from sensors in a farmer’s field. The IoT software category also includes development tools for building IoT applications, software for deploying and managing IoT applications and networks.

Many of the industry’s biggest software providers compete in the IoT space including Amazon Web Services with its AWS IoT services and solutions and Microsoft with its Azure IoT offerings. But some of the most innovative IoT software being developed today is coming from a wave of startups focused specifically on IoT challenges and opportunities.

As part of CRN’s 2022 Internet of Things 50 list, here are the 10 coolest IoT software companies that are driving innovation in the IoT arena.

Amazon Web Services

Adam Selipsky, CEO

Less than a year into Adam Selipsky’s role as CEO of Amazon Web Services, the cloud giant has launched some eye-catching products in the IoT space. From the AWS IoT Rapid Adoption Assistance Initiative to AWS IoT TwinMaker, not to mention efforts to expand 5G, AWS continues to show how a cloud giant dominates the IoT space.

Ayla Networks

Jonathan Cobb, CEO

San Francisco, Calif.-based Ayla Networks’ IoT Platform provides OEMs, retailers, and device developers and end-to-end smart home IoT platform, including its 5-Star App, managed cloud service, and end-device hardware and software. Ayla offers the latest technology trends such as Wi-Fi 6 and Matter, and support for voice platforms such as Alexa, Sira, and Google Play.

Buildings IOT

Brian Turner, CEO

Buildings IoT offers software, solutions and services for “smart building” automation management, including the company’s flagship onPoint platform provides command and control for commercial building systems including HVAC, lighting and employee access, and continuously monitors sensor data from utility meters.

Buildings IoT also develops IoT Jetstream, an iPaaS system for integrating data flows between IoT devices, systems and cloud applications throughout a building for better facilities data management.


Nick Romano, CEO

Deeplite develops AI software for creating highly compact, high-performance, deep neural networks that are deployed across the cloud and edge devices such as IoT devices, sensors, smart cameras, phones, drones and vehicles. The Montreal-based company’s Neutrino software optimizer technology improves deep neural network performance by making DNN’s faster, smaller and more power efficient within resource-limited AI environments.


Keith Steele, CEO

Calling itself “The Edge Software Company,” IOTech looks to accelerate industrial IoT adoption by automating the deployment of IoT systems at the edge. The company’s Edge Xpert, Edge XRT and Edge Builder products are used to help develop, deploy, connect and manage IoT systems at scale.

IoTech, based in Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K., partners with Google Cloud to provide smart, integrated edge-cloud solutions for enterprise companies.


Yoav Landman, CEO

JFrog in July bought Vdoo for $300 million to provide total security from the development environment all the way to edges, IoT and devices. The joint JFrog-Vdoo offering is delivering advanced security for developers and security engineers, with a particular focus on securing the full software lifecycle through DevSecOps.


Satya Nadella, CEO

Microsoft’s investments in the IoT space include the acquisition of security company ReFirm Labs; partnerships with Verizon, AT&T and others around 5G; and new capabilities in its Azure cloud. The company is a top player in cloud and CEO Satya Nadella has made it clear he intends command the IoT space as well.


John Burton, CEO

UrsaLeo, based in San Francisco, develops the Gemini immersive 3D system that integrates digital twin technology with real-time and historical data from IoT streams and other enterprise systems (including ERP, maintenance and document management systems) to deliver a holistic view of assets and facilities. (Digital twin is a virtual representation of a physical object – such as industrial equipment – or process.)


Said Ouissal, Founder and CEO

Zededa, headquartered in San Jose, Calif., provides visibility, control and security technology and solutions for distributed edge operations. Businesses and organizations use the company’s cloud-based orchestration to analyze IoT data and make real-time decisions. Zededa’s technology assists in deploying AI/ML at the distributed edge, optimizing edge infrastructure investments, securing edge operations, remotely accessing distributed assets, and “future-proofing” multi-cloud strategies.


Sanjay Govil, CEO

Zyter describes its SmartSpaces platform as an integration tool for intelligent IoT across multiple vertical industries. SmartSpaces, an Internet of Things-as-a-service (IoTaaS) system, connects IoT devices and sensors and provides actionable insights from collected data. SmartSpaces can be deployed for use in buildings, smart city and smart campus environments, hospitals, schools and universities, stadiums, factories and warehouses, transportation systems, agricultural environments and construction sites.