Litmus Automation Selected for Plug and Play IoT Accelerator Program
Three-Month Program Connects Litmus Automation to Leading IoT Corporations and Investors
3 October 2017 – SAN JOSE, CA – Litmus Automation, an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform provider, today announced they have been accepted into the Plug and Play IoT Accelerator Program. The 12-week program is a combination of Internet of Things (IoT) accelerator, entrepreneurial ecosystem, and a way for forward-thinking corporations and VCs to connect with world-class startups.
“We anticipate a great deal of value from our participation in the Fall Plug and Play IoT Accelerator Program,” said Vatsal Shah, Co-founder and CEO of Litmus. “Loop and LoopEdge thrive on a rich IIoT provider ecosystem and we hope to make key connections that will bring our offerings to more potential clients worldwide.”
With more than 22 locations worldwide and success stories that include PayPal, Dropbox, SoundHound, and Lending Club, the Silicon Valley-based Plug and Play is a global innovation platform connecting startups to corporations and investing in more than 100 companies every year. The program helps startups and growth-stage companies raise funding and pursue business development opportunities in collaboration with corporations.
Litmus Automation will enjoy continuous engagement during the 12-week program including deal flow sessions, one-on-one meetings with corporate partners and investors, public events and workshops. IoT Accelerator program partners include SC Johnson, Sears Holdings, KONE, Hitachi, Honeywell, Samsung, Daikin, Mitsubishi and many more. Participants also receive perks such as access to Plug and Play offices for co-working space, access to service partners for low cost operating solutions and credits with Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure and AWS.
“We source hundreds of companies per batch based on the technology interests of our corporate partners,” says Ivan Zgomba, Partner at Plug and Play Ventures. “Our scouting list included 100 companies, then following our selection day in Sunnyvale, we narrowed it down to 24 companies that were formally invited to join our IoT Accelerator program. Needless to say, Litmus has a compelling business model and product offering that large corporations are interested in, and we look forward to bringing them into our ecosystem.”
About Plug and Play
Plug and Play is the leading Global Innovation Platform – we connect, empower, and invest in the innovators of tomorrow. For the past decade, we’ve developed a world-class ecosystem that provides entrepreneurs the best opportunity to succeed by bringing together startups, growth-stage companies, investors, mentors, and Fortune 500 corporations. Our goal is to facilitate meaningful introductions and foster long-term relationships that provide value to every party involved. We do this to accelerate our own investment activities, as we invest in over 150 companies each year. Plug and Play operates 12-week industry specific, stage-agnostic platforms that help startups and growth-stage companies raise funding and pursue business development opportunities in collaboration with corporations.
About Litmus Automation
Litmus Automation, based in San Jose, California, bridges the gap between data in the field or factory and business applications for companies looking to implement Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions. Litmus Automation’s offerings, LoopEdge and Loop, work seamlessly together to allow companies to access and exploit data previously trapped within enterprise hardware, no matter where or when it was deployed. Working with original equipment manufacturers and other industrial companies, Litmus Automation brings a modern development approach, a responsive team, a nimble business model, and a proven IIoT solution to all their engagements. Litmus Automation focuses on the Industrial and Automotive industries, and counts Fortune 500 companies as clients and partners (including Nissan, Renault, HPE and Intel).