Envision Future : Analysis of IoT Startups

Boyraz A.

ICITS 2016, Tokyo, Japan, 17 - 19 July 2016

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Unpublished
  • City: Tokyo
  • Country: Japan


The “Internet of things” (IoT) is becoming an increasingly growing topic that has high potential

impacts on how people live in near future. Since internet is become more widely available and cost

effective, more devices are being created with Wi-Fi capabilities and sensors built into them. These

devices could be part of a network of connected things which IoT terms comes from. Many

opportunities and challenges are going to be available with IoT. IoT has great potential numerous

application areas from home to city technologies or education to health technologies. Many startup

companies specializing on IoT has been opening up all over the world. This work provides a

comprehensive survey of the IoT startup companies and their specialization. Angel.co is a website

that enables incorporation startups and investors. A startup can announce about their business for

investors’ view and investors could support startups. We used the website api to gather data about

startups related with IoT. 2176 startup companies were analyzed considering their market focus and

location. The aim of this work is to envision the IoT effect on future life and businesses.