Over the last two years, under conditions of expediency, the NHS took a great digital leap forward. The critical question now is how this innovation can be sustained as we move away from the pandemic to address the backlog in care and provide a platform which can improve long-term patient outcomes and experience while supporting an inundated workforce.
The UK economy has had easier times. Over the last two years, it has had to weather the global impact of the pandemic, and closer to home, the fundamental change to its trading relationships and supply chains caused by Brexit. With inflation in the ascendancy, energy costs on the rise, and threats from all sides such as Russian aggression in the East, it isn't going to get any easier. However, this moment of acute problems could be the driver of AI's greater adoption to meet the challenges.
In October 2021, Lakeland Industries, a leading global manufacturer of protective clothing for industry, healthcare and first responders, announced that it has made a strategic investment of approximately $2.7 million in Breed Reply portfolio company, Inova Design Solutions Ltd, trading as Bodytrak®.
Last month, We Predict launched the inaugural We Predict Deepview™ True Cost Report. This report is a fantastic example of how data combined with technologies like machine learning can generate insights with real-world impact.
A recent article in The Daily Telegraph questioned whether the country can afford the UK Government's plans to achieve Net Zero and whether it was even possible. One of the things not often discussed is how small iterative changes to consumer and business behaviour can profoundly impact the carbon a country like the UK generates. This is where the Internet of Things (IoT) can come in.
The pandemic has placed a great strain on public and private organisations. As we hopefully near the end of the crisis, it is becoming clearer which organisations handled the pressure of the pandemic well and those that did not.
Read our latest blog to find out why those who functioned best also had the best
understanding of and grip on their data.
Looking back at
2020 and all that it encompassed, from the speed of
vaccine development to
home working normalisation, we asked some of our
portfolio companies to share their thoughts on 2020. One common theme became apparent:
Data is going to be critical in the post-pandemic era. Read what they had to say in our latest blog.
Breed Reply take a look at a year of progress for the portfolio despite the obvious challenges imposed by a year in flux. We are proud of the resilience and continued success of our portfolio companies during these unprecedented times and look forward to the challenges and opportunities of 2021.
There’s no question that the
global pandemic is changing the way
healthcare is delivered. In the latest
Breed Reply blog we take a look at how technology, such as
IoT, can help diagnose and treat specific ailments, reducing the need for a physical visit to the doctor.
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.
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.
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.
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
Managing Partner of Breed Reply, Emanuele Angeilidis answers questions on the impact of IoT on the fight against climate change.
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.
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.
Founded in 2015, RazorSecure provides cyber-security for small-scale IoT networks across the UK, Europe and the United States.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The fourth industrial revolution is well underway, driven by new technologies including AI, machine learning, and the internet of things (IoT).
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.
It is about time Old Saint Nick joined the Fourth Revolution and embraced the Internet of Things.
An interview with Cees Jan Hollander – Global Farming Expertise Manager, Danone
An interview with Ben Luckett, Managing Director – Aviva Ventures
An Interview with Yasir Khokhar, CEO and co-founder of Connecterra
Matt Stamp, partner at Acuity Advisors, recently joined us as a keynote speaker at our IoT Investor event ‘Seizing the IoT Opportunity’.
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.
In our second instalment of our in-depth interviews series with founders of our portfolio companies, we talk to Laurent Hausermann – COO of Sentryo.
For entrepreneurs seeking funding to expand their business, choosing the right investment partner is critical.
On the 2nd of October, Breed Reply and Newgate Communication hosted a landmark IoT Investor Event at Aviva's Digital Garage in London.
In the first of a series of in-depth interviews with
founders of our portfolio companies, we talk to Simon Kampa – CEO of Senseye .
We share insights on the kind of content and delivery that gets us sitting forward and eager to engage with IoT entrepreneurs.
The media has broadly reported the consumer applications of IoT, but the truly transformative impact of IoT is being experienced most dramatically in industry.
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.
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.
Emanuele Angelidis presents insights on how
converging technologies create value for progressive businesses.
believe IoT entrepreneurs need to ask themselves a central question: Am I meeting
a genuine market need?
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.
Could there be any better time to take a look at how IoT technology is transforming the beautiful game?
This year’s Tech Nation Report is hot off the press and gives a wealth of insight into the strength, breadth and depth of digital activity in the UK.
Business to business (B2B) applications are set to create more value from the Internet of Things than pure consumer (B2C) applications.
How are industrial IoT buyers are looking to realise the value of their investments?
We recently participated in a lively Twitter Q&A with our friends at TechWorld on raising money for startups. The debate covered many questions that are on the minds of many of the IoT entrepreneurs we meet. We've compiled some of our thoughts to share the insight.
As the UK looks to global trade post-Brexit, the Internet of Things could provide fresh opportunities for British businesses, says Tim Stone of Breed Reply
Connected, collaborating, combined. That’s the power of the Co-economy and some of the key drivers that are powering the growth of The Internet of Things.
Breed Reply is no ordinary venture capital firm. We’ve looked closely at what separates successful Internet of Things start-ups from the also-rans and we’ve developed a model that gives our investee companies the very best chance of success.
We are passionate about IoT and the impact we believe it can make, but what does it take to successfully pitch to Breed Reply?
In 2017, one-third of our portfolio of 18 investee companies completed successful Series A funding rounds.
The Internet of Things will help redefine many aspects of both the private and public sector, none more so than transport.
Earlier this year, Theresa May described the UK technology industry as a “great British success story”.
The manufacturing sector is seeing significant benefit from IoT - better machine performance, saving millions on energy and improving staff efficiency.
The UK’s National Infrastructure Commission has identified the three Cs – Congestion, Capacity and Carbon – as holding back UK productivity.
nergy has been a constant topic of discussion over the last few months, accelerated by the war in Ukraine and the demand for countries to move away from Russian oil and gas. The energy crisis we are facing now – with prices skyrocketing – is another (albeit alarming) flare-up of the energy crisis born in the 20th century driven in part by poorly thought-out government energy policies. Energy savings are vital to get to a net zero carbon position by 2050.
The opening of the new Elizabeth Line has been met with great excitement in London. The culmination of a 15-year project costing almost £20 billion. It is one of the biggest railway infrastructure projects in Europe and is one of the largest single investments ever undertaken in the UK.