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Smart Buildings

$5.5 Billion Invested in Smart Building Startups Since January 2023

May 22nd, 2024
Complimentary Article
Energy

SolarEdge Technologies Augments its Solar Energy Management Portfolio

April 18th, 2024
View Inc. Glass Unicorn Bankruptcy
Smart Buildings

Breaking the Glass Unicorn: View Inc. Files for Bankruptcy

The “first smart building unicorn” has gone bankrupt. After receiving numerous warnings from NASDAQ that it could be delisted, View Inc. admitted it doesn’t have enough money to operate publicly beyond September. Last week, the company announced it would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and continue operations under private ownership via an agreement with Cantor […]

Priva Building Automation
Energy

Priva’s Building Automation Business 2024 Examined

In this Research Note, we examine Priva, the Dutch company that develops hardware, software and services in the field of climate control, energy saving and optimal reuse of water. Target markets are horticulture, indoor and city farming, and commercial buildings such as offices, retail, hotels and hospitals. We review the partnerships and investments made by […]

Allegion 2023 Financials Examined
Security

Allegion Access Control Business & Financials 2023 Examined

In this Research Note, we examine Allegion plc, a pure-play provider of security and access solutions. Our analysis is based on their 2023 annual results, presentation, earnings call and 10K Report. We highlight growth in electronic security products, software and corporate venture capital investments in 2023. Note that we reviewed Allegion’s May 2023 Investor Day […]

Brainbox AI Acquisition Turntide
Smart Buildings

What’s Behind the HqO Decision to Acquire Symbiosy Smart Office Platform?

This Research Note examines what’s behind HqO’s decision to acquire the Symbiosy platform from HB Reavis. We review the deal in the context of HqO’s tenant experience and workplace management strategy and assess their strategic partnerships and investments in the last two years. HqO Profile Founded in 2018, Boston, US-based HqO offers a Real Estate […]

Smart Thermostats viboo vilisto
Smart Buildings

2 European Startups Targeting Self-Learning Thermostats for Light Commercial Buildings

This Research Note examines 2 European startups targeting smarter self-learning thermostat hardware and software solutions for light commercial and public buildings: vilisto based in Hamburg, Germany and viboo based in Zurich, Switzerland. Vilisto Thermostats Vilisto GmbH, founded in 2016, is the manufacturer of self-learning radiator thermostats for office buildings. The company’s offering focuses on a […]

iLobby Visitor Management
Smart Buildings

iLobby Visitor Management Platform for High-Security Enterprises Examined

In this Research Note, we examine iLobby, a Canadian startup offering a visitor management platform for high-security enterprises and complex work environments. Founded in 2013 and based in North York, Ontario, iLobby offers a SaaS-based facility and visitor management platform which helps enterprise companies track, manage and monitor visitors, contractors, employees, and others in their […]

Distributed Energy Management DERMS
Energy

The Distributed Energy Management Startup Landscape

Building Energy Management is a broad category encompassing energy management software and hardware, energy efficiency services and sustainability and carbon management solutions for buildings. It also includes the technologies involved in creating grid-interactive buildings, such as demand response, virtual power plants, distributed energy management and behind-the-meter energy storage solutions. Within that space, a software category […]

Edge-to-Cloud Smart Autonomous Buildings
Smart Buildings

Edge-to-Cloud Platforms for Smart Buildings Gain Investment

In this Research Note, we examine recent investments by building automation players and IT vendors in startups developing edge-to-cloud platforms, which are regarded as critical technology for smart autonomous buildings. In January 2022, Johnson Controls completed the acquisition of FogHorn, a developer of edge-to-cloud AI software for industrial and commercial Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. […]

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