Emerging IoT Vendors To Know In 2020

As part of CRN’s Emerging Vendors for 2020, here are seven hot Internet of Things startups, founded in 2014 or later, that solution providers should be aware of.

The New Generation Of IoT Companies

The Internet of Things has been one of the most dynamic segments of the IT industry in recent years. Gartner expects the enterprise and automotive IoT market to reach 5.8 billion endpoints this year, up from 4.8 billion at the end of 2019, with utilities, building management and physical security the leading areas of IoT system implementations. Revenue generated by endpoint electronics will total $389 billion globally, according to the market research firm.

Not surprisingly, the IoT explosion has spawned a wave of startups developing innovative technologies to meet the often-unique needs of businesses and organizations as they develop, deploy, manage and secure IoT networks and apply business analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning to collected data

As part of CRN’s Emerging Vendors for 2020, here are seven hot Internet of Things startups, founded in 2014 or later, that solution providers should be aware of.


Founded: 2918

Top Executive: Albert Behr, CEO

BehrTech’s flagship MyThings is a low-power, wide-area network system for industrial Internet of Things deployments. The company said the low-power MIOTY protocol used by MyThings has much lower interference than the LoRa proprietary wireless protocol that’s prevalent in IoT.


Founded: 2017

Top Executive: Kilton Hopkins, Co-Founder, CEO

Edgeworx’s infrastructure platforms and tools enable developers and IT operators to extend their cloud-native applications to the edge. Key to its technology is the company’s ioFog Engine for remotely deploying microservices that turn hardware into intelligent edge nodes.


Founded: 2014

Top Executive: David King, CEO

FogHorn‘s edge intelligence IoT platform brings advanced analytics and machine learning to on-premises edge environments, enabling advanced monitoring/diagnostics, performance optimization, proactive maintenance, and operational intelligence for manufacturing, power and water, utilities renewable energy, transportation, health care, retail, smart grid, smart building and smart city applications.


Founded: 2017

Top Executive: Jonathan Langer, Co-Founder, CEO

Medigate provides cybersecurity for connected devices in hospitals. The platform combines a deep understanding of manufacturers‘ protocols and clinical workflows with cybersecurity expertise to deliver comprehensive and accurate identification, contextual anomaly detection and automated clinical policy enforcement.


Founded: 2017

Top Executive: Matthew Gregory, CEO

Ockam’s development tools are used to build applications that connect cloud servers, Linux boxes at the edge, and embedded and IoT devices. The company’s hosted cloud services include the Ockam Router. Ockam raised $4.9 million in seed funding in November 2019.


Founded: 2015

Top Executive: Sanjit Biswas, CEO

Samsara is a leader in Industrial IoT, providing a portfolio of complete IoT offerings combining hardware, software and cloud to bring real-time visibility, analytics and AI to operational applications such as fleet management and industrial infrastructure.


Founded: 2016

Top Executive: Said Ouissal, Co-Founder, CEO

Zededa offers a simple, scalable cloud-based IoT edge orchestration system that provides visibility, control and security for the distributed edge, deploying and managing any application (virtual machines, Kubernetes and Docker) on any hardware at scale and connecting to any cloud or on-premises system.