Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups working on innovative solutions for the telecommunication sector. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we want to share our insights with you. This time, you will discover 5 promising Bluetooth startups.
Heat Map: 5 Top Bluetooth Startups
Using the StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 1.379.000+ startups & scaleups globally, we looked at innovation in the field of communications technologies. For this research, we identified 2.915 relevant solutions and picked 5 to showcase below. These companies were chosen based on a data-driven startup scouting approach, taking into account factors such as location, founding year, and relevance of technology, among others. Depending on your specific criteria, the top picks might look entirely different.
The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 5 startups & scaleups developing Bluetooth solutions. Moreover, the Heat Map reveals regions that observe a high startup activity and illustrates the geographic distribution of all 2.915 companies we analyzed for this specific topic.
Svarochi – Bluetooth Mesh
Today, Bluetooth communication incorporates many extensions to the basic communication standard that the technology initially provided. For instance, Bluetooth Mesh enables the creation of a mesh of connected devices. Thereby, messages can be transmitted from device to device in a chain, expanding the communication range for the Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The only condition for this to work is that the devices within a network cannot be further than 10 meters apart.
Indian startup Svarochi provides a range of smart LED lighting solutions equipped with Bluetooth Mesh. The startup’s smart lamps use Bluetooth Mesh to control a network of lightning devices from a smartphone. The smart lights allow adjusting brightness, tone, and color depending on customers’ preferences.
Axiomware – Bluetooth Gateways
Many IoT devices are equipped with only a Bluetooth transmitter, meaning they cannot be controlled through the Internet without using additional hardware. For example, there are smart home devices that are controlled only via Bluetooth. However, this requires the user to be in close proximity to the controlled device.
The US-based startup Axiomware develops Bluetooth gateways to connect IoT devices to the Internet. The devices combine Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) version 4.2 with WiFi and 2 Ethernet ports and support up to 14 concurrent IoT device connections. Moreover, the devices also support an open software development kit (SDK), an application programming interface (API) for programmers, and regularly receive Firmware Over The Air (FOTA) updates. Axiomware’s devices are suitable for connecting IoT devices thus allowing gathering and sending data to local devices from anywhere on Earth. For industrial companies, for example, this technology enables accurate asset tracking.
Smats – Bluetooth Sensors
Devices supporting Bluetooth communication standards are easily detectable when active. This can be used to monitor Bluetooth devices that pass in close proximity to receptive sensors, for example. Because this kind of traffic can be easily detected by inexpensive hardware, the solution is very cost-effective. Having a network of such tracking devices allows to measure the speed of cars, for example, and thus to detect traffic jams.
Canadian startup Smats Networks develops solutions for traffic monitoring. The solutions are based on detecting Bluetooth and WiFi networks. In addition to road traffic monitoring, the startup’s solution can also monitor ports, trucks, and workplaces, for instance. Together with the hardware, Smats Networks also provides INode, a software to analyze the gathered data and uniquely identify each WiFi or Bluetooth device.
MaBeee – Bluetooth Controllable Battery
Bluetooth enables low power communication and can be integrated even into standard AA battery packages, enabling the wireless control of devices. A main use case for the technology are toys, where Bluetooth support the fine-tuned control of the speed of a small car or train. Therefore, the target audience of such devices is parents and their children.
MaBeee, a Japanese startup, creates an IoT device the size of a traditional AA battery. The device has a socket for a smaller AAA battery and controls its power using a smartphone connected via Bluetooth. Users can control their devices via mobile app in various ways, including based on distance or using an integrated smartphone accelerometer.
Blue – Blue Smart Card
Bluetooth is a type of short-range communication that allows for easy exchange of information without the use of traditional paper notes, which are not convenient. For example, real estate agents use Bluetooth beacons to increase awareness about open house events. This results in capturing leads by leveraging information about available property opportunities, as well as informing potential buyers about an agent’s contact information.
US-based startup Blue builds the Blue Social App, which seamlessly shares personal or company information when users are in close proximity from the source. This means that when two users of the Blue Social App are close to each other, they automatically share the information they decided to provide. The app is ideal for use in conferences, recruitment, and business meetings. In addition to integrating Bluetooth beacons, the app also enables proximity-based marketing.
What about the other 2.910 solutions?
While we believe data is key to creating insights it can be easy to be overwhelmed by it. Our ambition is to create a comprehensive overview and provide actionable innovation intelligence and enable you to achieve your goals faster. The 5 Bluetooth startups showcased above are promising examples out of 2.915 we analyzed for this report. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria, get in touch.