With Mobile World Congress (MWC) coming up on February 27th in Barcelona, we decided to examine the hundreds of exhibitors at the conference and determine which of them are some of the key companies to watch. After scraping the exhibitor page on the event website, we evaluated the companies on the MWC 2017 list using our Mosaic algorithm, CB Insights’ predictive algorithm for measuring the health of companies using financial and nonfinancial signals. We limited our list to companies that have raised less than $30M in funding.
After evaluating the companies on the list, we determined that the 10 companies below are some of the top high momentum companies to pay attention to. These companies run the gamut of industries and use cases, from air-quality testing technology to flying cameras.
Teamleader provides a platform that helps small and medium-sized businesses digitize many of their operations, including sales, invoicing, CRM, and project planning. The company also offers a mobile app.
Select Investors: Fortino
Total Disclosed Funding: $13.8M
SoraCom provides a mobile communication infrastructure for the Internet of Things (IoT). Through its SIM technology, the company is able to provide mobile communication among IoT devices.
Select Investors: Pavilion Capital International, Infinity Venture Partners
Total Disclosed Funding: $22M
Amplitude provides a user behavior analytics platform where companies can gain insights into how to best improve their products.
Select Investors: Benchmark, Y Combinator, Merus Capital
Total Disclosed Funding: $26M
pureLiFi is developing technology to provide a viable alternative to Wi-Fi internet connection by manipulating LED photons in order to send information from one LiFi-enabled device to another.
Select Investors: London & Scottish Investment Partners, Old College Capital
Total Disclosed Funding: $15.4M
OptoFidelity is developing robot-assisted testing solutions that aim to help clients improve user experience on their smart device products. Solutions include robot-assisted touch screen force testing and display quality testing.
Select Investors: Finnish Industry Investment, Vision+
Total Disclosed Funding: $4.04M
10. Zero Zero Robotics (Hover Camera)
Zero Zero Robotics is the maker of the Hover Camera, a portable autonomous flying camera which includes features such as face tracking, body tracking, and the ability to orbit.
Select Investors: GSR Ventures, IDG Capital Partners
Total Disclosed Funding: $24.7M
Who are you excited to see? Anyone we missed? Let us know in the comments.
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