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May 12, 2015

Mode puts cloud control over IoT backend

Startup secured $775,000 in funds to serve high-volume traffic on its IoT platform.

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Startup Mode has launched a cloud IoT platform to connect mobile applications with hardware devices in real time.

The company said the solution offers a back-end infrastructure to developers through a cloud API for devices, mobile clients and application servers.

Mode added that it had secured $775,000 in its first round of funding, and that the capital will be used to start serving high-volume traffic on its platform.

For now, the company will target small IoT companies with its platform, but has plans to approach larger players with a more fully featured offering.

Vernon Turner, analyst at IDC said: "It is encouraging to see a company develop a platform designed to cover the core IoT requirements.

"The IoT relies upon three key pieces: technology for mobile connectivity, a cloud infrastructure for scaling the massive number of sensors that need to be connected, and an analytics engine.

"For Mode to be successful, it will need to build out an ecosystem of partners" on both the IT and industrial ends, including contenders such as GE, Bosch, Schneider Electric and PTC."

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Gaku Ueda, CEO at Mode said: "This is not like a cloud service where you just sign up and do everything yourself — we’ll work with you closely."

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