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StartUps and their Impact on Smart Buildings 2017

StartUps and their Impact on Smart Buildings 2017

Over the last nine years, a plethora of venture-backed startup companies have targeted commercial and industrial building owners and operators with technology offerings aimed not just at reducing energy costs, but also improving facility management efficiency and real estate operations. Also in order to increase the performance of physical security and safety in buildings and offering smart building to smart grid applications.

More recently, the Internet of Things (IoT) has started to have a profound effect on the competitive landscape, as software platforms, advanced sensors and networking solutions enable a new range of data-driven solutions for buildings. New players are emerging offering innovative solutions and new business models, reflecting the market disruption currently underway.

Our definition of a StartUp is “A private company formed no earlier than 2008 that is focused on the commercial and industrial buildings market, is not a subsidiary or an acquisition of a larger company and is often financed by venture capital or private equity funding.”

Why Do You Need This Report?

The report highlights the diversity and range of emerging players in the marketplace, backed up by listings of over 250 companies; segmented into six main categories: Building Internet of Things (BIoT); Enterprise Energy Management; Real Estate and Property Management; Physical Security in Buildings; Smart Building to Smart Grid Applications; and Other Applications.

The BIoT and Enterprise Energy Management categories attracted the highest number of new entrants, closely followed by Real Estate & Property Management. These top 3 categories, accounted for over 66% of the total number of companies.

The report outlines a fundamental change in the last two years in the nature of collaboration between established incumbents and early stage startups, which is now regarded by many players as being critical to their respective success.


1. Introduction and Scope of the Report
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Smart Buildings Definition
1.3 Definition of Startup Companies
1.4 Focus and Categorization of Startups
2. Overview of New Entrants
3. Smart Building Applications
3.1 The Building Internet of Things (BIoT)
3.2 Enterprise Energy Management (EEM)
3.3 Real Estate and Property Management
3.4 Physical Security in Buildings
3.5 Smart Building to Smart Grid Applications
3.6 Other Smart Building Applications
4. The Global BIoT Market – Sizing & Growth Projections
5. Emerging Technologies
5.1 Artificial Intelligence
5.2 Commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Smart Robots
5.3 Blockchain
6. Partnerships and Investments
6.1 Venture Capital and Private Equity Funding
6.2 Acquisitions of Emerging Players
6.3 Initial Public Offerings
6.4 Collaboration between Startups and Corporations
6.5 Accelerators and Incubators
7. Partnerships and Strategic Alliances of the Major Players
7.1 BAS Players
7.1.1 Johnson Controls and Tyco Investments and Partnerships
7.1.2 Schneider Electric Investments and Partnerships
7.1.3 Siemens Investments and Partnerships
7.1.4 Honeywell Investments and Partnerships
7.2 HVAC Equipment Suppliers
7.2.1 United Technologies Corp. (UTC) Investments and Partnerships
7.3 Utilities and Energy Services Providers
7.3.1 Engie Investments and Partnerships
7.3.2 E.ON Investments and Partnerships
7.4 Lighting Companies
7.4.1 General Electric Investments and Partnerships
7.4.2 Osram Investments and Partnerships
7.4.3 Philips Lighting Investments and Partnerships
7.5 IT Players
7.5.1 Cisco Investments and Partnerships
7.5.2 Intel Investments and Partnerships
8. Profiles of Selected Startups
8.1 75F
8.2 Asset Mapping
8.3 Camio
8.4 Ecorithm
8.5 Enlighted
8.6 Foghorn Systems
8.7 Growing Energy Labs Inc (GELI)
8.8 Levaux
8.9 Origami Energy
8.10 PointGrab
8.11 Prism Skylabs
8.12 Riptide
8.13 Stem
8.14 Switch Automation
8.15 Verdigris Technologies
9. What Does the Future Hold for StartUps?
Appendix
A1 – Startup Companies Listing
A2 – Funding and Investments 2015 – 2016
A3 – Acquisitions of New Entrants
List of Charts and Figures
Fig 2.1 – Number of StartUp Companies Founded 2008 – 2016
Fig 3.1 – New Entrants in The Building Internet of Things (BIoT)
Fig 3.2 – The BIoT and Big Data Supply Chain
Fig 3.3 – New Entrants in Enterprise Energy Management
Fig 3.4 – New Entrants in Real Estate and Property Management
Fig 3.5 – New Entrants in Indoor Mapping and Location Analytics
Fig 3.6 – New Entrants in Physical Security in Buildings
Fig 3.7 – New Entrants in Smart Buildings to Smart Grid Applications
Fig 4.1 – The Global Building Systems Market ($Bn)
Fig 4.2 – The Global Market for IoT in Buildings 2015 to 2021
Fig 5.1 – Assessment of Emerging Technologies
Fig 5.2 – New Entrants in Artificial Intelligence
Fig 5.3 – New Entrants in Commercial UAVs and Smart Robots
Fig 6.1 – Investments ($m) in Smart Building StartUps by Year 2011 to 2016
Fig 6.2 – Investment Value (%) in Smart Building StartUps by Segment 2008 to 2016
Fig 7.1 – Johnson Controls and Tyco Partnerships and Investments in Smart Building Startups
Fig 7.2 – Schneider Electric Partnerships and Investments in Smart Building Startups
Fig 7.3 – next47 Support for Startups
Fig 7.4 – Siemens Partnerships and Investments in Smart Building Startups
Fig 7.5 – Honeywell Partnerships and Investments in Smart Building Startups
Fig 7.6 – UTC Partnerships and Investments in Smart Building Startups
Fig 7.7 – Engie Partnerships and Investments in Smart Building Startups 2015 – 2016
Fig 7.8 – E.ON Partnerships and Investments in Smart Building Startups
Fig 7.9 – General Electric Partnerships and Investments in Smart Building Startups
Fig 7.10 – Osram Partnerships and Investments in Smart Building Startups
Fig 7.11 – Cisco Partnerships and Investments in Smart Building Startups
Fig 7.12 – intel Partnerships and Investments in Smart Building Startups
List of Tables
Table 1.1 – Business Focus and Application Areas of Smart Building Startups
Table 2.1 – StartUp Companies by Category 2008 – 2016
Table 3.1 – Focus of Building Internet of Things New Entrants
Table 3.2 – Focus of Enterprise Energy Management New Entrants
Table 3.3 – Focus of Real Estate & Property Management New Entrants
Table 3.4 – Focus of Physical Security New Entrants
Table 3.5 – Smart Building to Smart Grid Interface Applications
Table 3.6 – Focus of Smart Building to Smart Grid New Entrants
Table 3.7 – Focus of Other Smart Building New Entrants
Table 6.1 – Highest VC/PE Funded Startups 2008 – 2016
Table 6.2 – Leading Investors in Startups 2008 – 2016
Table 6.3 – Acquisitions of New Entrants in 2016
Table 7.1 – Tyco Accelerator Program: Selected Participants in the Smart Buildings Sector
Table 7.2 – Tyco Venture Funding of Early Stage Companies in the Smart Buildings Sector
2014 – 2016
Table 7.3 – Schneider Electric Silicon Valley Innovation Program: Participants in the Smart Buildings Sector
Table 7.4 – Aster Capital and Schneider Electric Funding of Startups in the Smart Buildings Sector 2013 – 2016
Table 7.5 – Siemens Funding of New Entrants in the Smart Buildings Sector 2014 – 2016
Table 7.6 – Engie Funding of Startups in the Smart Buildings Sector 2015 – 2016
Table 7.7 – E.ON Funding of Startup Companies in the Smart Buildings Sector 2013 – 2016
Table 7.8 – Startups in Cisco’s Digital Building Ecosystem
Table 7.9 – Smart Building Startups in Intel IoT Ecosystem Partnership Program
Table 9.1 – Examples of Startup Failures

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