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UpTake, an Industrial-IoT analytics company yesterday raised a Series D round of $ 117M at a post-money valuation of $ 2.3 billion. Investment firm Baillie Gifford led the latest round that brought UpTake’s total funding to $ 250M.
UpTake is a SaaS (software-as-as-Service) product capable of reading ‘machine sensor data’. Its predictive analytics software collects and interprets sensor data for clients in the mining, rail, energy, aviation, retail, and construction industries. The software further utilizes the ML (machine learning) technology to predict incidents/events for the monitored machinery.
The company is trying to go after ‘heavy’ industries like oil and gas and energy. “We’re on a growth trajectory now where there is virtually nothing standing in our way from being the predictive analytics market leader across every heavy industry, from oil & gas to mining and beyond,” said Uptake Co-founder and CEO, Brad Keywell. Brad is a co-founder of Groupon as well.
Two primary use cases of UpTake’s technology and products are predictive and preemptive maintenance for the industrial machinery. The startup boasts customers such as Caterpillar, Berkshire Hathaway Energy, and Panduit.
Two key competitors of the company are SparkCognition and Konux. The former raised a $ 32M Series B round in July this year. The Chicago-based company has several pending patents while one of the key patents it currently holds deals with the adaptive handling of the operational data (coming directly from machine sensors).
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Nanolock Security, a cyber security and malware protection startup that helps protect IoT end-points raised $ 4.5M in venture funding. A Canadian venture capital fund backed Awz Homeland Security Fund, the third in a series of investments by the fund in Israel-based companies.
With offices in the U.S and Israel, Nanolock was founded in 2016 by Eran Fine, CEO and Shlomo Oren. The IoT cybersecurity solution consists of software and a hardware platform. The platform helps protect the system from the operating system (OS) level preventing the malware to be written at the OS layer.
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