IoT Trailblazers 2020 – Shortlist

We have a bumper number of entries to the Tech Trailblazers Awards this year. 2020 has seen a considerable uptick since last year, an increase of over 50%, demonstrating that even more startups in the enterprise tech space are continuing to take positive steps to gain the recognition from awards in order to stand out from the crowd when it comes to seeking investment, clients, and potential acquirers.

The IoT Trailblazers is open to IoT startups that offer innovative enterprise solutions to companies based anywhere around the world. Any startup that considers itself innovating in the IoT space can be considered.

Congratulations to this year’s shortlist for the IoT category:

  • BehrTech – BehrTech offers a wireless connectivity platform that is purpose-built for massive-scale Industrial IoT (IIoT) networks. Website Twitter LinkedIn
  • Dispel – Dispel is a remote access tool, connecting operators to their networks – simply, securely, and quickly. Website Twitter LinkedIn
  • HighByte – HighByte is an industrial software development company that builds solutions that address the data architecture and security challenges created by Industry 4.0. Website Twitter LinkedIn
  • Medigate – Medigate offers the industry’s only truly dedicated medical device security platform that identifies and protects all Internet of Medical Things devices connected to a healthcare provider’s network. Website Twitter LinkedIn
  • Radix IoT – Radix IoT offers a transformative, disruptive unified platform for critical facilities’ data collection, remote monitoring, and process management. Website Twitter LinkedIn

IoT Trailblazers  success – the story so far

The IoT Trailblazers was one of the earliest categories to be added to the Tech Trailblazers Awards, having first appeared in 2014. Uniquely, it’s the only category where the winners for the last four years have all gone on to be acquired. This is partly down to ZIngBox Security winning the award in both 2017 and 2018, before going on to be bought by Palo Alto Networks for $75 million in 2019.

The other winners, MammothDB and BitBox USA, went on to be acquired by MariaDB and Compass Datacenters respectively. Both of those deals were for an undisclosed sum. This is not unusual, with a majority of purchases keeping the financial details secret.

This all goes to show how being recognised by our esteemed judges and winning a Tech Trailblazers Award can be a good indication of a startup being attractive to a larger firm who then purchases them, often the founder’s dream exit.

Now we’re onto the second round of judging and the voting stage of the Awards. The public vote is now open, vote here now! Voting closes on Thursday 3rd December and the winners will be announced on Tuesday 8th December.

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