UNICEF makes venture capital investments in emerging market tech start-ups

UNICEF announced its first portfolio of investments in open source technology solutions including tools that improve connectivity, real time data collection, identity technology and learning.

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Disruptive Technologies raises NOK50m from Ubon Partners for IoT sensor skills

Disruptive Technologies has announced $6.13 million (NOK 50 million) in new equity financing from Ubon Partners. Disruptive Technologies develops wireless sensors communicating with the Internet and the sensors have unique characteristics in terms of size, range and battery capacity.

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Cellular Internet of Things connectivity provider SIGFOX secures €100m round of funding

Labege, France. February 11, 2015 – SIGFOX, a leading provider of cellular networks dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced it has secured a record €100 million (US$115 million) round of financing from strategic and financial investors in Europe, the U.S. and Asia.

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Intel spends US$25m for a 30% stake in Vuzix Corp to expand the Google Glass rival

Rochester, NY, USA — Intel Corporation has made a US$24.8 million investment in the loss-making Vuzix® Corporation, a supplier of video eyewear and smart glasses products in the consumer, commercial and entertainment markets.

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Qualcomm and Sierra invest US$5m in Ireland’s Cubic Telecom to enhance embedded M2M connectivity

Dublin, Ireland: Cubic Telecom has secured a US$5 million investment from Qualcomm and Sierra Wireless. Added to earlier financing rounds, this brings total investments in the Irish start-up to date to $15 million. Cubic Telecom is also launching a new funding round to secure a further $15 million from investors.

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Wipro takes US$5m stake in M2M platform provider Axeda Corp as ST-Ericsson sells its GNSS business

Foxboro, MA, USA & Bangalore, India.  June 03, 2013 – Wipro Ltd., a global IT, consulting and outsourcing company, and Axeda Corporation, a cloud-based service and software provider for managing connected products and M2M applications, today announced that Wipro has made a US$5 million investment in Axeda. Meanwhile, ST-Ericsson is to sell its connectivity [GNSS]

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'Controlled recapitalisation' of RACO Wireless announced by Inverness Graham Investments

Philadelphia, PA and MobileCON™ in San Diego, CA, USA. October 9, 2012 — Inverness Graham Investments, a Philadelphia-based private equity firm, has announced the controlled recapitalisation of RACO Wireless, a machine-to-machine (M2M) enabler.

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Telefónica Digital and 'La Caixa' invest €3m in addFleet's intelligent urban transport skills

London, UK. September 11, 2012. Telefónica Digital and ‘La Caixa‘, have announced a joint investment of EUR3 million in addFleet, a company specialised in intelligent transport systems.

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