Mist, a Juniper company, built the first AI-driven wireless platform designed specifically for the smart device era. The Mist Learning Wireless LAN makes Wi-Fi predictable, reliable, and measurable by providing unprecedented visibility into the user experience and by replacing time consuming manual IT tasks with proactive automation. In addition, Mist is the first vendor to bring Enterprise grade Wi-Fi, BLE and IoT together to deliver personalized, location-based, wireless services without requiring battery-powered beacons. All operations are managed via Mist’s modern cloud architecture for maximum scalability, agility, and performance.
Mist was acquired by Juniper in March 2019.
www.mist.com | Cupertino, CA | Initial Investment: June 2017
Everactive is a venture backed start-up pioneering wireless, batteryless systems for industrial monitoring applications. Everactive’’s technology approaches self-powered systems from multiple angles, combining energy harvesting nodes with overhauled wireless communication and ultra-low power radios. Leveraging technology developed at the University of Virginia and the University of Michigan, Everactive’s systems do not require batteries or maintenance, can be deployed nearly anywhere, and unlock new data stream that generate significant value for its customers. Everactive’s investors include New Enterprise Associates, Osage University Partners, and the Michigan Investment in New Technology Start-Ups Fund (MINTS). The company is based in Santa Clara, CA with design centers in Charlottesville, VA and Ann Arbor, MI.
www.psikick.com | Santa Clara, CA | Initial Investment: June 2015
Beartooth is a hardware device that allows iOS and Android smartphones to communicate when the cellular network is unavailable, failed, or congested. Supporting national security, skiing fresh powder, or attending a festival, users can reliably connect with their groups in ways that were previously unavailable. Beartooth allows for true peer-to-peer communication between devices, completely bypassing Wi-Fi and cellular networks.
beartooth.com | Bozeman, MT | Initial Investment: June 2015