The Breed Blog




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’.

07.11.2018 / Internet of Things


Why now is a great time to invest in IoT

After four years into our journey as a VC specialising in IoT, we review our learnings and share insights into the market indicators that motivate us to expand our portfolio further.

30.10.2018 / Portfolio insights / Sentryo


Tough tech made easy is COOL

In our second instalment of our in-depth interviews series with founders of our portfolio companies, we talk to Laurent Hausermann – COO of Sentryo.

25.10.2018 / Generate Entrepreneur


Investing in New Entrepreneurs

For entrepreneurs seeking funding to expand their business, choosing the right investment partner is critical.

18.10.2018 / IoT events


Seizing the IoT Opportunity - Making IoT a reality for investors and industry

On the 2nd of October, Breed Reply and Newgate Communication hosted a landmark IoT Investor Event at Aviva's Digital Garage in London.

28.08.2018 / Portfolio insights / Senseye


From Baby Steps to Giant Leaps

In the first of a series of in-depth interviews with founders of our portfolio companies, we talk to Simon Kampa – CEO of Senseye .

25.07.2018 / IoT tips


Ten Top Tips for Creating a Knockout Pitch Deck

We share insights on the kind of content and delivery that gets us sitting forward and eager to engage with IoT entrepreneurs.

13.07.2018 / Internet of Things


The success of Industrial IoT depends on strong leadership

The media has broadly reported the consumer applications of IoT, but the truly transformative impact of IoT is being experienced most dramatically in industry.

06.07.2018 / Internet of Things


Why are AI and IoT perfect partners for growth?

IoT that is augmented and enhanced by machine learning is effectively multiplying the impact and benefit to those businesses who are adopting these complimentary technologies.

04.07.2018 / Internet of Things


IoT Insights from Wimbledon 2018

Wimbledon may well be a British institution – but the sport of tennis was one of the first to embrace smart tech at the heart of the professional game.

04.07.2018 / Internet of Things


Smart Partners: AI and IoT

Emanuele Angelidis presents insights on how converging technologies create value for progressive businesses.

30.06.2018 / Internet of Things


Creating a High Impact IoT transport business model

We believe IoT entrepreneurs need to ask themselves a central question: Am I meeting a genuine market need? 

19.06.2018 / Startup funding


Five factors for start-ups to focus on when evaluating an investment partner

It's a big step to take the plunge and look for outside investment in your early-stage business.  But it's an even bigger step to sign the deal.