ICITS 2016, Tokyo, Japan, 17 - 19 June 2016
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.