Plug and Play Announces Elite Batch of Startups to Join its Internet of Things Innovation Platform

22 startups chosen for the third batch of Plug and Play IoT

Oct 28, 2015, 11:00 ET from Plug and Play Tech Center

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- After sourcing 1,200 startups, Plug and Play Tech Center's Internet of Things Platform of Innovation has accepted 22 startups into its third batch of the program. The startups selected are creating solutions focused in automotive, industrial, and consumer fields. The current partners of the program include Bosch, Philips Lighting, and Munich Re. SC Johnson and Mercedes-Benz have joined the platform as partners for this third batch. These corporate partners will work side by side with the startups for three months through mentor sessions, structured deal review, pilots, investments, and even acquisitions.

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"Plug and Play successfully introduces us at MBRDNA to interesting new innovative ideas, covering a broad spectrum of venture ideas and partnering companies of all sizes and from worldwide markets," says Arwed Niestroj, President & CEO of Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America.

"This is the first batch where our partners cover the industrial side of IoT. As a result, startups gain unprecedented access to market leaders that will help them bring their products to market," says Phillip Vincent, Director of Plug and Play's Internet of Things Platform of Innovation.

This batch has a range of innovative startups including:

abode: "the future of home security," based in Palo Alto, California, abode provides an integrated consumer software and hardware solution, enables home security and automation with easy to use technology. The solution offers beautifully engineered devices, self-installation, no contract professional monitoring, mobile applications, and powerful cloud functionality to ensure homes remain connected and secure.

AquaSeca: has developed a non-invasive, low-cost system for detecting water leaks and other irregular flow issues by "listening" to pipes and using cloud based analytics to determine problem flow prior to significant damage.

Bitfinder: Bringing comfort and health into your indoor environment.

Connora Technologies: Materials Reimagined.

Flo Technologies: the first of its kind and proactive water control system for homes and buildings that virtually eliminates flooding caused by plumbing failures, saves billions and empowers conservation.

FreeWire Technologies Inc: FreeWire is a product-focused company that builds highly innovative battery systems such as the Mobi Charger, an EV charging station that customers can deploy without needing any infrastructure.

Ilumi: Transforming ordinary things into extraordinary experiences. Beginning with light.

Ipvive Inc: Our EQ-OS adds automatic summarization and association with guided learning to uniquely understand people (emotional + rational) and deepen relationships, instantly.

LightUp: LightUp is building an augmented reality learning platform to power the personalized & connected future of education.

Meural Inc: Merual Inc. is the canvas for the digital age. Our product enables streaming art and photography.

MoBagel: Intelligent Analytics for IoT.

Nodal Security: Protecting Everything Connected.

Nuia: creates a software platform to control the growing number of devices and applications in a consistent and natural way based on inputs like gaze, gesture and speech.

Senseware: Connect Everything.

Sprimo: Sprimo delivers healthy air to your personal space through compact, sensor-rich air purifiers that get smarter the more you use them.

Stack: is a spatial intelligence company revolutionizing the way lighting is controlled and automated in both homes and buildings.

Thinnect Inc: Delivering on the dream of IoT with Thinnect Mist's field-proven, game changing wireless mesh technology, ensuring true security and reliability.

Ubercloud: CAD, and IoT are moving to the Cloud. UberCloud is tackling the missing link, Computer Aided Engineering, with its container technology built on Docker. Named as Cool Vendor by Gartner, UberCloud has strategic partnerships with Intel and Microsoft to bring the power of Cloud to engineering applications.

Plug and Play IoT is an ecosystem connecting forward-thinking corporations and venture capitalists with startups that are developing technology that is defining the "Internet of Things." This Innovation Platform runs twice a year for 20-30 IoT startups that are chosen by Plug and Play's venture team, VC partners, and corporate partners.

The startups will pitch their polished ideas to corporate partners and investors at Plug and Play's IoT EXPO. To see these startups in person, attend Plug and Play's EXPO on December 10th. Register here:

About Plug and Play Tech Center

Plug and Play Tech Center is the world's largest global technology accelerator and venture fund. Since inception in 2006, our program has expanded worldwide to include entrepreneurs from 24 countries, providing necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley. With over 350 startups and 300 corporate partners, we have created the ultimate startup ecosystem. Plug and Play provides active investments with 180 leading Silicon Valley VCs, and more than 365 networking events per year. Companies in our community have raised over $3.5 billion in funding, with successful portfolio exits including Danger, Dropbox, Lending Club, PayPal, SoundHound, and Zoosk. For more information, visit:

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