If you are an entrepreneur based in the UK or Europe, and are growing your IoT startup, the IoT Best in Breed growth initiative offers access to funding, 12 months of tailored support and long term go-to-market commitment.
IoT Best in Breed is the biannual call for applications of Breed Reply, aimed at identifying the most innovative ideas in the Internet of Things. Applications for the fifth edition are open until October 26th 2016. To date fourteen companies have become part of the Breed Reply portfolio, so apply now if you would like to become one of their growing list of exciting companies!
Based in London, and with offices in Munich and Milan, Breed Reply started its investment programme two years ago, offering startups a unique opportunity: not only do they get access to funding, bespoke support and mentoring, but also to a network of contacts, potential customers and investors. This helps startups to effectively establish themselves in their chosen market, and is facilitated through Breed Reply’s relationship with the Reply group, its parent company, who offers consultancy, systems integration and digital services to companies across Europe.
Since the start of the programme, the incubator has been supporting IoT startups in different market verticals, for example the Dutch company Connecterra that provides a complete health monitoring for dairy cattle, the London-based Kokoon, the first headphones designed to help you sleep better and the French company Sentryo who is pioneering the market for cybersecurity for machine-to-machine networks and critical industrial systems. The companies selected from Best in Breed 4 can be found here.
“We are looking for startups that will represent excellence in terms of innovation and the ideas they bring to the table, as well as the quality of the team involved.” explains Emanuele Angelidis, CEO of Breed Reply “Crucially our decision to invest will be based on the most innovative opportunities and how valuable they might be in the longer term.”
What will the selected startups benefit from? An offer of three fundamental services:
- Attractive seed funding investment at the top end of the market
- One year of tailored support in developing and growing the business across functions, from general management to sales & marketing and technology, plus office space and related services
- Long term go-to-market commitment that can help the startups scale faster.
IoT Best in Breed application form is available at www.breedreply.com and the deadline to apply is 26th October 2016.