The Breed Blog


18.06.2018 / Internet of Things


GOAL!!! – IoT is set to have a big impact on this year’s World Cup

Could there be any better time to take a look at how IoT technology is transforming the beautiful game?

14.06.2018 / Digital UK


UK confirmed as a global leader in tech investment

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.

04.06.2018 / Internet of Things


Why the Industrial Manufacturing sector is leading the charge in IoT adoption

Business to business (B2B) applications are set to create more value from the Internet of Things than pure consumer (B2C) applications.

02.05.2018 / Internet of Things


Why IoT adoption demands fast payback

How are industrial IoT buyers are looking to realise the value of their investments?

01.05.2018 / Startup funding


Funding Options for Startups

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.

09.04.2018 / Internet of Things


How the Internet of Things can transform post-Brexit supply chains

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

14.03.2018 / The Breed Reply Network


In a Co-economy, Connection is Everything

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.

12.03.2018 / Internet of Things


The Breed Reply Difference – Active Operational Investment Explained

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.

26.02.2018 / Best in Breed 7


Pitching to Breed Reply

We are passionate about IoT and the impact we believe it can make, but what does it take to successfully pitch to Breed Reply?

01.02.2018 / Series A funding


How to have a successful Series A funding round

In 2017, one-third of our portfolio of 18 investee companies completed successful Series A funding rounds.

04.01.2018 / Transportation


What will be the impact of IoT on transport in major cities?

The Internet of Things will help redefine many aspects of both the private and public sector, none more so than transport.

22.11.2017 / UK News


The Budget is a chance to fire up the UK tech sector if the Government leads the way

Earlier this year, Theresa May described the UK technology industry as a “great British success story”.

13.11.2017 / Internet of Things


Smarter and faster – why manufacturers must embrace the Internet of Things

The manufacturing sector is seeing significant benefit from IoT - better machine performance, saving millions on energy and improving staff efficiency.

23.10.2017 / Internet of Things


The answer to the productivity riddle is already here with data, tech and IoT

The UK’s National Infrastructure Commission has identified the three Cs – Congestion, Capacity and Carbon – as holding back UK productivity.


The real smart answer to the energy crisis

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 City of the Future

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.