LOS ALTOS, Calif. – Afero, the turnkey IoT platform that brings secure and reliable connectivity to any product, announces the appointment of Michael Maia as Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing. Maia will oversee the scaling of the platform in domestic and international markets. His appointment comes when the Internet of Things is growing rapidly, with Machina Research projecting that IoT will drive $3 trillion in revenue by 2025.
“I’m very excited to be joining Afero, the emerging leader in the IoT space. The team is deep in experience and the platform redefines ease of development for connected devices,” said Maia. “I am thrilled about this opportunity to help enterprises and developers in a range of verticals bring secure, simple, connected devices to market.”
TOKYO, Japan. – Afero, the turnkey, end-to-end IoT platform that provides secure and reliable connectivity in virtually any industry, today announced that Yoshinori Goto will join the company as VP of Sales for Afero Japan Inc.
“The pace of innovation in Japan is astonishing. Brands are willing to be bold and make truly innovative products. Afero solves the biggest IoT pain points – security and connectivity – in the development of IoT cloud-connected devices. We look forward to helping many companies bring secure connected products to market,” said Joe Britt, CEO and cofounder of Afero.
LOS ALTOS, Calif. – Today Afero, the platform bringing secure connectivity to the Internet of Things for both enterprises and the home, announced 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.
LOS ALTOS - Calif. Today Afero, the platform bringing secure connectivity to the Internet of Things for both enterprises and the home, announced it has been named a “Cool Vendor” by Gartner in their May 6 report “Cool Vendors in the Internet of Things 2016”. The report evaluates new and innovative vendors, products, and services in the IoT market.
The Afero IoT platform is designed to be secure, accelerating and simplifying smart product development for companies in all verticals, whether they are building on a legacy product or creating something entirely new. The platform incorporates a secure Bluetooth® Smart module, scalable cloud services, mobile apps, and a range of development tools, reducing the complexity of IoT development and providing a highly secure connection between all smart devices and the cloud.
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