Afero Raises $20.3 Million in Series A To Accelerate IoT In and Beyond The Smart Home
May 18, 2016
Afero is pleased to announce that it has completed a $20.3 million Series A financing. The investment is led by Samsung Catalyst Fund. The round is also joined by the SoftBank Group, Fenox Venture Capital, Presidio Ventures, Sanshin Electronics Co. Ltd., Robert Dobkin, and Assembly Partners.
“Our technology helps companies rapidly create and deploy connected products by automating the core embedded, mobile, and cloud development tasks,” said Joe Britt, CEO and co-founder of Afero. “Afero was designed to speed and simplify product development, whether companies choose to modernize a legacy product or create something entirely new.”
To overcome the obstacles stifling the widespread adoption of IoT, the Afero platform delivers:
IoT Beyond the Home
: The Afero platform is built to power both the home and the enterprise IoT market, which is predicted to reach $3 trillion
by 2021, more than 3x the size of the consumer IoT market.
Greenfield and Brownfield Development: With Afero, it’s incredibly easy to make something smart, whether you want to upgrade, connect and modernize a legacy product, or create something entirely new.
Security Built-In: The Afero platform has layers of security embedded throughout the platform, from application services on your phone to network access control services with built-in authentication to the cloud and back.
Interoperability: Afero seamlessly connects walled gardens by intelligently assembling all your smart devices, regardless of brand, so they can work together through the secure Afero end-to-end architecture.
To learn more about the Afero Series A funding click here.
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