Emerging IoT Vendors To Know In 2019

As part of CRN's Emerging Vendors for 2019, here are four hot Internet of Things startups, founded in 2013 or later, that solution providers should be aware of.


The New Generation Of IoT Leaders

The Internet of Things is one of the most promising and potentially far-reaching developments in IT in recent years with its ability to link once-disconnected devices and sensors throughout an organization and beyond.

But IoT is complex, requiring a new generation of technology and expertise. While the major IT vendors have jumped in with their own IoT offerings, the market is being led by a wave of startups developing the needed technology for developing, deploying and managing IoT networks.

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As part of CRN's 2019 Emerging Vendors coverage, here are four hot IoT companies, all founded in 2013 or later, that solution providers should be aware of.


Founded: 2014

Top Executive: Vinay Nathan, Co-Founder, CEO

Altizon offers the Datonis industrial IoT platform and related software that help industrial companies use machine data to make business decisions and enable their digital transformation. In April the company raised $7 million in Series A+ funding.


Founded: 2014

Top Executive: David King, CEO

FogHorn Systems provides edge intelligence software that enables a wide range of industrial and commercial customers to bring real-time feedback and automated control systems. This year the company unveiled integration partnerships with Google Cloud and embedded software developer Wind River.


Founded: 2015

Top Executive: Ron Victor, CEO

IoTium offers a software-defined network infrastructure system for industrial IoT that combines security, networking and edge computing in one platform. The system helps mitigate the security and complexity issues that can delay and degrade industrial IoT deployments.


Founded: 2015

Top Executive: Sanjit Biswas, Co-Founder, CEO

Samsara is targeting the transportation and industrial markets with a sensor data platform for connected operations that combines advanced cameras and sensors with software. In 2018 the company's revenue grew 250 percent and it raised $100 million in financing, giving the startup a $3.6 billion valuation.