Category:
Funding

26 listings. Venture sources and Crowdsourcing-type sites of interest to Thing entrepreneurs.

KickStarter
Projects get crowd source funding for films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Funding on Kickstarter is all-or-nothing; projects must reach their funding goals to receive any money. Most IoT projects appear in their Technology category.
icon icon icon · kickstarter.com

RocketHub
This crowdfunding site, aiding artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and social leaders, allows the users to keep the funds they raise (rather than an "all or nothing" model).
icon icon icon · rockethub.com

Indiegogo
San Francisco, CA. With its origins in the independent film industry, this international crowdfunding platform expanded in 2009 to include all industries.
icon icon icon icon icon icon icon · indiegogo.com

Selfstarter
An open source starting point for building ad-hoc crowdfunding sites. The code was put together by Lockitron after they were rejected from Kickstarter.
icon · selfstarter.us

SXSW V2V
Las Vegas. A four-day "Voice to Voice" extension and re-imagining of the famed SXSW, with an emphasis on bringing together the startup and venture capital communities.
icon icon icon · sxswv2v.com

Crowdsourcing.org
An industry resource offering opinion, news, articles, videos, and site information on the topics of crowdsourcing and crowdfunding. Powered by massolution.
icon icon · crowdsourcing.org

Angel.Me
Brussels. Targets entrepreneurs and young companies in search of seed capital, crowdfunding and support. The company hosts a series of AngelSessions throughout Belgium.
icon icon icon · angel.me/en

CB Insights IoT Blog
New York, NY. Analyzes data on private companies in emerging industries and VC's to provide predictive intelligence.
icon icon icon icon · cbinsights.com/blog/category/industry/iot-industry

OurCrowd
Jerusalem, Il. An equity-based crowdfunding platform, built exclusively for a select group of accredited investors to provide venture capital funding for Israeli (and later global) venture capital start-ups.
icon icon icon icon · ourcrowd.com

Startupbootcamp HighTechXL
Eindhoven, Nl. Accelerates companies in disruptive technologies in Internet of Things, Advanced Materials, Advanced Robotics, Autonomous and Near-Autonomous Vehicles, Energy Storage, 3D-Printing, Renewable Energy and Lifetech-Medtech. Holds a series of bootcamp and pitch day events.
icon icon icon icon icon · startupbootcamp.org

Glass Collective
An investment syndicate formed between Google Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. They only pursue leads through their "colleagues and associates," and don't publish any direct contact info, i.e., don't call them, they'll call you...
glasscollective.com

Frost I3
San Juan Capistrano, CA. The "Incubator for the Industrial Internet," or I3, is a partnership between GE and Frost Data Capital. The strategic markets for investment are Industrial, Healthcare and Foundation.
icon icon icon icon · frosti3.com

Buildit Accelerator
Tartu, Estonia. An accelerator (of things) in the Baltic States and Nordic countries with a focus on physical devices. During the 3 month mentoring program, teams can use Buildit's prototyping facilities.
icon icon · buildit.ee

IoT Lab
A European Research project, supported by the European Commission, aiming at researching the potential of crowdsourcing to extend IoT testbed infrastructure for multidisciplinary experiments with more end-user interactions.
icon icon icon · www.iotlab.eu

IoT Angels
Through a series of events across the UK, IoT Angels is building a small, dedicated and collaborative network of early-stage IoT investors.
icon · iotangels.com

Angel List: Internet of Things Angel Investors
A list of companies and investors in them maintained by Angel List, plus the average valuation.
icon · angel.co/internet-of-things/

Moonscape Ventures
Tel Aviv, Il. Partnering with entrpreneurs in the fields of Smart Cities, IoT, Big Data, News and Media.
moonscapevc.com

Thoughtful Things Fund
An initiative of Google Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers to promote conscious home ventures. An early backer of Nest.
thoughtfulthingsfund.com

CyberTECH
San Diego, CA. Provides cybersecurity and IoT resources, strategic programs and quality thought leader IoT Forums. The CyberHive is a business shared workspace and incubation/acceleration program.
icon icon icon · cybertechnetwork.org

Breed Reply
London. An advanced incubator that funds and supports the development of IoT start-ups in Europe and the USA. Part of the Reply Group.
icon icon icon · breedreply.com

McRock Capital
Toronto, Ont. Entrepreneurial Venture Capitalists Investing in the Industrial Internet of Things. Co-founded by Scott MacDonald & Whitney Rockley. Organizes the annual IIoT Symposium.
icon · mcrockcapital.com

Startup-Scaleup
An initiative supported by the EU Commission to promote StartUp Europe, Startup-Scaleup is a seed fund and accelerator program for the Internet of Things.
icon icon icon icon icon icon · startup-scaleup.eu

AgFunder
San Francisco, CA. A marketplace for the promising Ag and AgTech startups seeking to raise investment capital from accredited investors.
icon icon icon · agfunder.com

Shenzhen Valley Ventures
Palo Alto, CA. A fund that provides hardware companies with cash investment and DFM service to accelerate growth, with 4 engineers available to work with each startup at a time.
icon icon icon icon icon icon · svv.io

Brinc
Hong Kong, HK. An ultra hands-on accelerator tailored for hardware startups. Brinc startups have the advantages of manufacturing in China, access to global markets, and having a team based in Hong Kong.
icon icon icon · brinc.io

The British Robotics Seed Fund
Provides growth strategies, investment support, presentations and more to help roboticists get their inventions out of the lab and to the field.
icon icon icon · britbots.com

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