The Breed Blog


21.10.2020 / Kokoon


Q&A with Kokoon CEO – Tim Antos

Our portfolio company, Kokoon has today announced a major new development. The sleep technology experts have launched the newest product in their sleep audio range – the product is available here on Kickstarter for pre-order. NightBuds is the follow up product to Kokoon’s hugely successful Relax headphones. We spoke to Kokoon founder Tim Antos to found out more.

26.08.2020 / Internet of Things


How IoT can protect the Covid-19 vaccine

The world is anxiously waiting for a tried and tested Covid-19 vaccine to help ease us all back into a normal way of living and doing business. However, little attention has focused on how these potential vaccines actually reach the end users. This is very much an issue for the pharmaceutical supply-chain and something where the Internet of Things (IoT) can help out a lot.

31.07.2020 / AGRITECH


Why we need a global agritech strategy

Here’s the challenge: we need more food, with less land in a more unpredictable environment. Read on to find out why agritech might just be a big part of the solution.

23.06.2020 / AppyWay


Digital drive will usher in the modern city

Dan Hubert, founder and CEO of AppyWay, takes an in-depth look into how the lockdown has driven more and more people to digital devices and how the way we live our lives and do business has profoundly changed following the Covid-19 outbreak

28.05.2020 / IoT and Climate Change


IoT and the fight against climate change – Q&A with Breed Reply’s Emanuele Angelidis

Managing Partner of Breed Reply, Emanuele Angeilidis answers questions on the impact of IoT on the fight against climate change.

21.05.2020 / Health IoT


The new opportunities for health IoT

Data is centre stage once again. It effectively triggered the lockdowns, it is now easing them and it will be a key aspect of Covid-19 exit and strategies across the world. The UK government, for instance, has consistently said that it is ‘following the science’, while the scientists are trying to follow that data.

02.03.2020 / Internet Of Things


What our Investees want from the Budget!

Breed Reply has canvassed a select group of its UK-headquartered investees to find out what they want from Boris Johnson’s Conservative government and the Treasury on Budget day.



Meet the startup CEO: Q&A with Alex Cowan of IoT cybersecurity firm RazorSecure

Founded in 2015, RazorSecure provides cyber-security for small-scale IoT networks across the UK, Europe and the United States.



Getting rid of Entrepreneur's Relief will send the wrong message

A nation's start-up culture is an indicator of the relative health of a nation's economy. In the sector we focus on, the Internet of Things, entrepreneurs are working on ideas that could have a profound and positive impact on our lives.

28.01.2020 / Internet of things


IoT in 2020 – Our predictions

IoT devices are becoming part of modern everyday life. What used to be a gimmick or ‘well-ahead of its time’, in other words, is now essential.

28.11.2019 / Internet of things


Web Summit: The VC perspective from the ‘Glastonbury for Geeks’

The Web Summit event was hosted in Dublin between its founding in 2009 until 2016, when it outgrew Ireland and landed in its new home of Lisbon.



Want VC funding? Become a problem solver

Using Internet of Things (IoT) technology, kerbside management and mobility technology firm AppyParking is transforming parking for motorists and empowering local authorities to manage their assets better.



Want to fight climate change? Turn to IoT

Driven by media-friendly activists like teenage green Swedish sensation Greta Thunberg and campaign group Extinction Rebellion, the issue of carbon reduction has shot up the political agenda, with governments across the world being challenged to urgently address the problem of climate change.

31.07.2019 / Finance


Why start-ups need to think about hiring specialist financial resource

Many start-ups or early stage business are often reluctant to hire specialist financial resource. This reluctance could hinder the successful development of the company.

01.07.2019 / Internet of things


How digital twinning can speed the adoption of IoT

The fourth industrial revolution is well underway, driven by new technologies including AI, machine learning, and the internet of things (IoT).

29.04.2019 / Internet of Things


Why SMEs need to invest in the Internet of Things

Tim Stone, Partner of Breed Reply, Europe’s leading active operational investor in early-stage IoT businesses, discusses the IoT and its potential for SMEs.

17.12.2018 / Internet of Things


Santa’s Internet of Things wish-list

It is about time Old Saint Nick joined the Fourth Revolution and embraced the Internet of Things.

27.11.2018 / Internet of Things


How is IoT making a contribution to sustainable food production?

An interview with Cees Jan Hollander – Global Farming Expertise Manager, Danone

12.11.2018 / Internet of Things


How the M&A Landscape is evolving in IoT

Matt Stamp, partner at Acuity Advisors, recently joined us as a keynote speaker at our IoT Investor event ‘Seizing the IoT Opportunity’.