Internet of Things

Everactive: Battery-Free IoT Sensors for Industrial IoT

We recently wrote about solar-powered sensors in the forests that detect forest fires and send alerts to Starlink satellites. SpaceX has moved into IoT with their acquisition of Swarm Technologies which means there will soon be loads of cheap connectivity for IoT sensors. Elon Musk appears to have solved the IoT connectivity problem, and this […]

ShotSpotter Stock: Fighting Crime in Smart Cities

They say you should never discuss religion, sex, or politics on a first date. If you’re on a date with an American, add three more things to that list – abortion, gay marriage, and gun control. As for the latter, about half of Americans fall into the camp that believes there will be far fewer […]

MachineMetrics – IoT for Industrial Manufacturing

Often called Europe’s last dictatorship, Belarus is a country where you can do things you wouldn’t be able to do elsewhere – like ride in a tank. Actually, they have about half a dozen different tanks you can ride in, each with varying price points. Then there are the factory tours. Want to see how […]

Trimble Stock – Farming, Construction, and Supply Chains

When deciding which disruptive tech stocks to invest in, you could take what they call “a top-down approach.” For example, you might rustle up a list of the most technologically backward industries, find the ones that score the worst, then invest in companies building technologies for said industries. Check out this table from McKinsey which […]

Passport – A Smart City Parking Platform

In the opening scene of the original Blade Runner from 1982, we’re introduced to a dystopian Los Angeles skyline filled with massive oil refineries perpetually spewing balls of fire into the air, generating an endless smog that covers the dark city of concrete skyscrapers and dim lights for miles. The year? 2019. So the screenwriters […]

Matterport Stock – Digital Twins for Global Real Estate

Simulating reality is an increasingly common occurrence in today’s tech startups, whether that’s modeling the behavior of cancer cells or creating a digital twin of a factory floor. While tools like Google Maps now help us navigate the real world using a virtual representation, the functionality stops outside the doorsteps of the more than 4 […]

Procore – A Pure-Play Construction Tech Stock

If we had to guess the largest industry that was the furthest behind in technological advancement, we might say shipping. That’s because it’s an extremely fragmented operation, spanning 3,700 major ports and terminals worldwide. It’s also where startups like Flexport see a huge blue-ocean total addressable market (TAM) as they rush to capture as much […]

Is Impinj Stock a Buy at Today’s Prices?

Deciding which tech stocks to invest in can be overwhelming. That’s why we categorize every stock we write about into one of three buckets – love, like, and avoid. If we love a stock, that means we own it. If we like a stock, there’s something keeping us from buying it. Sometimes that’s price, but […]

Evolv Technology Stock – A Play on Smart City Security

One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter. It’s something that the famous American philosopher George Carlin commented on when we quipped, “if crime fighters fight crime, and firefighters fight fires, what do freedom fighters fight?” Sometimes, it’s best to just make sure nobody brings any weapons to the party and we can argue semantics […]

Investing in Automotive Data With Otonomo Stock

The most credible bull case for Tesla right now involves big data. The race to capture the trillion-dollar autonomous vehicle opportunity will be won by the company with the most extensive training data set. Hundreds of thousands of Teslas are out there right now gathering big data to train their autonomous algorithms on. These connected […]