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Internet of Things (IoT)

Internet of Things (IoT) describes the use of connected sensors and actuators to control and monitor the environment, the things that move within it, and the people that act within it. Use cases include the automated home, the connected car, wearable technology, smart cities and many more. GlobalData forecasts the global IoT market to reach $1.1 trillion in revenue by 2024. While pervasive IoT is still some years away, Investment Monitor is keeping a close eye on the use of IoT across various sectors and its evolution.

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Internet of Things (IoT) deals activity across sectors

Investment Monitor’s Internet of Things (IoT) deal tracker monitors deals involving IoT or similar technologies over the past nine quarters.

loT Deals: Q2 2019 – Q2 2021

2,408 Venture Financing

Total Value US$m: 41,786.7
YOY Change: 63.8%

786 Acquisition

Total Value US$m: 285,462.3
YOY Change: -41.1%

578 Equity Offering

Total Value US$m: 139,069.9
YOY Change: -29.9%

316 Partnership

Total Value US$m: 1,093
YOY Change: -

216 Private Equity

Total Value US$m: 71,960
YOY Change: 171.4%

147 Debt Offering

Total Value US$m: 166,151.6
YOY Change: 9.7%

118 Asset Transaction

Total Value US$m: 8,761.7
YOY Change: -2.5%

67 Merger

Total Value US$m: 77,159.4
YOY Change: 99.2%

1 Grant

Total Value US$m: 0.2
YOY Change: -

1 Licensing Agreement

Total Value US$m: 16.5
YOY Change: -100%

Internet of Things (IoT)-driven innovation across sectors

To best track the emergence and use of Internet of Things (IoT) across various sectors, Investment Monitor tracks patents filings and grants as well as companies that hold most patents in the field of IoT.

Number of patents in Internet of Things (IoT): 2001 – 2021

Internet of Things (IoT) patents tracker monitors the patents filings and grants across various sectors over the past two decades.

Top holders of patents in Internet of Things (IoT): 2001 – 2021

Investment Monitor patent ownership data monitors the companies that hold most Internet of Things patents (IoT).

Number of Internet of Things (IoT) mentions in filings: 2016-2021

Investment Monitor tracks thousands of companies and their annual and quarterly filings. Our analysis tracks the mention of Internet of Things (IoT) in those filings over the past five years.

Internet of Things (IoT) versus Top 5 themes

Investment Monitor compares Internet of Things (IoT) mentions in filings versus mentions of other technology themes in filings data over the past five years.

Top 10 companies with Internet of Things (IoT) mentions in filings

Investment Monitor tracks which companies mention Internet of Things (IoT) in filings most over the past five years.

Internet of Things (IoT) jobs insights across various sectors

Investment Monitor tracks live company jobs postings mentioning Internet of Things (IoT) or those requiring similar technology skills.

Internet of Things job trends across sectors

Jobs postings by companies mentioning Internet of Things (IoT) over the recent past. IoT jobs tracker looks at jobs posted, closed and active across sectors.

Most active companies with Internet of Things (IoT) jobs

Investment Monitor’s jobs tracker lists companies with most Internet of Things (IoT) jobs posted in the recent past.

Internet of Things (IoT) influencer activity across various sectors

Investment Monitor tracks the mentions of Internet of Things (IoT) by pre-identified influencers on Twitter. The graph indicates the volume of Tweets mentioning IoT through recent months.

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