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Cisco Investments Tops List of Big Spenders in IoT Space

Investments and acquisitions in the Internet of Things continue apace, with telecom and other tech companies plowing more than $31B into the market from 2011 to 2015. So who are the big spenders?

Karen Field

May 10, 2016

1 Min Read
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In recent years, well-known players like Cisco, Intel, Google, and Qualcomm have invested heavily in Internet of Things companies as they work to build out their ecosystems. In fact, it's hard to think of a big company in the space that has not made an acquisition of late.

And that spending continues apace—according to CB Insights, the first quarter of 2016 was one of the strongest ever for IoT funding with $846 million in financing. That's a whopping 31% percent increase in dollars quarter-over-quarter.

Based on research from CB Insights, our sister brand Talkin' Cloud created a list of top most active venture capital firms in the IoT. Click through to their slideshow to view the top 10 most active venture capital firms.

About the Author(s)

Karen Field

Karen Field is Executive Director, Content for Penton’s new Internet of Things Initiative and IoT Emerge event. She has 25+ years experience developing content for an audience of technical and business professionals and a reputation for challenging conventional thinking and taking a novel approach in the creation of world class editorial and conference programming.

Most recently she launched the Internet of Things Summit at the Embedded Systems Conference and has covered the emerging issues associated with the Internet of Things extensively for EE Times, EDN, and Embedded.com.

Karen has a mechanical engineering degree and a master’s of business degree from the University of Minnesota and Boston University.

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