Golioth, the cloud platform for hardware developers, announced it has received $2.5 million in a seed round in conjunction with a private beta launch for developers.
This recent round of funding, led by Zetta Venture Partners, will go toward growth and the expansion of a developer community around Golioth. Additional investors in Golioth include Chris Aniszczyk (CTO of CNCF), Sam Ramji (CSO of Datastax), Shiva Rajaraman (Former CTO WeWork,) and Stephen Blum (CTO of PubNub.)
Founder Jonathan Beri, former Product Manager at Nest, Google, and early product leader at Particle, created Golioth to simplify the cloud for IoT/Hardware developers.
He tapped Vit Prajzler, a pioneer in the IoT industry, as Golioth's CTO. Prajzler was on the original team at IBM Research which developed the LoRaWAN protocol and was the founder and former CTO of Loriot, a SaaS provider of carrier-grade LoRaWAN networks.
"Current IoT platforms were designed for software companies who deeply understand cloud computing, databases, and networking, not for the engineers who build devices," said Beri. "I realized if a platform could address what hardware needs from the cloud it could significantly reduce the cost and complexity for hardware makers as the number of connected devices grows exponentially."
Golioth is a platform that allows device makers to deliver on the promise of cloud connected IoT. It enables hardware developers to build end-to-end IoT-connected products using their choice of hardware and connectivity, all without the need for a team of cloud engineers.
From device messaging to security, updates, analytics, and more, the platform provides device services that work with every developer's hardware and firmware requirements.
Unlike other platforms, Golioth provides turnkey IoT cloud services with unmatched levels of choice in what matters most to hardware developers: flexibility in hardware, embedded software, messaging protocols, and connectivity, according to the vendor. Golioth supports a range of open IoT protocols and connectivity for communication, providing security by default.
Golioth's first Device SDK is built on The Zephyr Project, an open source project under the Linux Foundation that offers a safe, secure, and flexible RTOS for the IoT in space-constrained devices.
During the private beta, Golioth Cloud will be free for beta testers. Pricing and additional deployment options will be announced later this year.
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