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Afero Appoints Michael Maia as Global Head of Sales & Marketing

February 1, 2017

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.”

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Afero Hires Yoshinori Goto as VP of Sales for Japan & APAC

November 29, 2016

Former Broadcom, Marvell sales executive to lead programs that accelerate IoT development

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.

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Afero Raises $20.3 Million in Series A To Accelerate IoT In and Beyond The Smart Home

May 18, 2016

Samsung Catalyst Fund leads investment in Afero IoT platform that powers existing and new smart products across all industries to capture three trillion dollar enterprise IoT market

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.

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Gartner Selects Afero as a “Cool Vendor in the Internet of Things”

May 12, 2016

Leading Technology Research and Advisory Firm Names Innovative IoT Companies for 2016

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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Afero Launches New Secure Hub to Accelerate Innovation for the Internet of Things

January 6, 2016

Physical hub enables manufacturers to connect, remotely monitor, and control smart devices

LOS ALTOS, Calif. – Today Afero, the IoT platform that connects and secures every smart thing, launched the Afero Secure Hub, a standalone physical gateway that allows manufacturers to continuously monitor and control their smart devices. Afero has selected Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) to ensure secure and reliable communication between the Afero Cloud and any device equipped with the Afero Secure Radio module. Afero will leverage Qualcomm Atheros’ AR9344, a highly integrated and feature-rich Wi-Fi® solution, for residential and commercial IoT hub development. Combined with the Afero mobile app and embedded hardware, the Secure Hub offers another option for manufacturers and service providers to bring connectivity and security to smart devices by leveraging the Afero platform.

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Afero Launches Platform to Securely Connect the Internet of Things, in the Home and Beyond

December 16, 2015

Afero builds an IoT platform to address the hardware and software needs for building smart products, in virtually any industry

LOS ALTOS, Calif. – Today, mobile and hardware veterans from Google, Apple, and Nest unveiled Afero, the platform that brings a higher level of connectivity and security to the Internet of Things, both inside and outside the home. Led by Joe Britt, formerly an engineering director at Google Android and co-founder of Danger (makers of the T-Mobile Sidekick smartphone that was acquired by Microsoft), the Afero team has spent nearly two years developing a platform that includes integrated hardware, software, and cloud services for IoT connectivity and data analytics. The company is now launching to the public and announcing its collaboration with Murata, Infocom, and Bandai.

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Afero Collaborates with Murata to Develop Secure Radio Module for Smart Devices

December 16, 2015

ASR-1 module offers scalability and security for businesses’ cloud-connected products

LOS ALTOS, Calif. – Afero, Inc. Today Afero, the IoT platform developer, in collaboration with Murata Manufacturing, announced its development of the ASR-1 module, the central computing device on which Afero is building a secure, end-to-end, Internet-of-Things (IoT) platform for the secure connection of every smart device.

The ASR-1 module is a Bluetooth® Smart system-in-package (SIP) that supports ultra-low power connectivity for data communication. It is well designed for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Every ASR-1 comes with a security chip that is preprogrammed to operate in conjunction with the Afero Cloud.

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BANDAI NAMCO Studios to Design Next Generation of Entertainment Products and Services Powered by Afero IoT Platform

December 16, 2015

Toy and video game giant taps the Afero platform to securely and reliably build IoT capabilities into its games and products

LOS ALTOS, Calif. – Afero, Inc. today announced that the company is working with BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc. (BNSI), one of the largest makers of entertainment content and products, to curate and develop a new generation of connected entertainment products. By using the Afero platform, BNSI will be able to securely build IoT capabilities into its products and games in order to entertain and delight customers in new ways.

“BANDAI NAMCO Group has a history of making iconic toys and games that bring big smiles to people all around the world,” said Joe Britt, CEO of Afero.

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Infocom Taps Afero’s Secure and Robust IoT Platform to Modernize and Improve the Healthcare Industry

December 16, 2015

World-class company, continuously offering advanced healthcare IT solutions, chooses Afero to pioneer its smart device initiatives.

LOS ALTOS, Calif.Infocom Corporation, the leader in IT systems and operation management services and a subsidiary of Teijin Ltd, a global leader in fields including high-performance fibers, other materials, healthcare and more, today announced that the company has selected the Afero Inc.’s Internet of Things platform to develop its future applications of connected devices. By leveraging the Afero technology, Infocom is committed to increasing healthcare efficiency with more transparency and control of integrated IoT applications and devices to make the industry better and more reliable as a whole.

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