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Momenta Edge Podcast

Deeper explorations into Connected Industry and beyond

Welcome to the Momenta Edge podcast series, which feature leading practitioners and thinkers across Connected Industry, Digital Transformation (DX) and the digital technology landscape.  The podcast format allows for more free-form and in-depth explorations of topics of interest, and we’re targeting guests that provide unique perspectives and practical experience on connected industries and technologies, and relevant adjacencies. Keep an eye out for our upcoming guests.  We welcome any comments, feedback or show suggestions – please send to edge@momenta.partners.

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Ed Maguire
Insights Partner: New York
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Ed Maguire
Insights Partner: New York
Ed brings more than 17 years of Wall Street experience in equity research and investment banking to Momenta, with deep domain expertise in enterprise software.  He has proven success identifying strategic opportunities and articulating actionable insights based on rigorous analysis of technology, operations, competition and markets.  Most recently he was senior analyst and managing director at CLSA Americas covering the software industry, technology and innovation.

Alberto Cresto - Venture Associate

Venture investment professional with experience in IoT investing across multiple verticals. Alberto manages the investment pipeline and has experience evaluating numerous companies across the early-stage venture lifecycle. Alberto is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and has a Master in Management – Digital Innovation from the ESCP Europe Business School and a MS in Corporate Finance and Financial Markets, Cum Laude from University of Turin. Alberto speaks Italian, English and French.
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Posted by Alberto Cresto - Venture Associate on November 9, 2018

Portfolio Insights: Litmus Automation - Real Time Production Monitoring: A Manufacturing IIoT Use Case

Insights Ventures

At Momenta, we bring a unique combination of experience to help founders and management teams meet the challenges of building and sustaining start-ups, and enabling companies to realize their full potential. We're proud of our portfolio companies and in the coming months we will be featuring the insights and experiences of a portfolio company. It's a great opportunity to share their first hand knowledge with the Momenta Community. 

This guest post is written by John Younes, co-founder and COO of Litmus Automation. Litmus was founded in 2014 and since then has made incredible strides in the Industrial IoT industry, recently being named a Gartner Cool Vendor in their May 2018 IoT Platforms report and rated as a leading vendor in MachNation’s 2018 IoT Edge ScoreCard. Litmus Automation’s offerings, LoopEdge and Loop, work seamlessly together to allow companies to access and exploit data previously trapped within enterprise hardware, no matter where or when it was deployed. Litmus Automation focuses on the Industrial and Automotive industries, and counts Fortune 500 companies as clients and partners including Nissan, Renault, HPE and Intel.

Posted by Alberto Cresto - Venture Associate on November 5, 2018

5 Startups From IoT Solutions World Congress to Watch

Insights Ventures

Momenta Partners recently participated at the IoT Solutions World Congress (IOTSWC) in Barcelona. Momenta Partners is a board member for the IOTSWC and has exhibited at the event for the past three years to discuss our Connected Industry focused Advisory, Talent and Ventures practices.

Posted by Alberto Cresto - Venture Associate on October 15, 2018

Portfolio Insights: Crate.io - IoT Data Management Myths & Realities

Insights Ventures

At Momenta we bring a unique combination of experience to help founders and management teams meet the challenges of building and sustaining start-ups, enabling companies to realize their full potential. We're proud of our portfolio companies and in the coming months we will be featuring the insights and experiences of a portfolio company. It's a great opportunity to share their first hand knowledge with the Momenta Community. 

This post is guest written by Christian Lutz, CEO of Crate.io. Their core product CrateDB is a SQL database for managing machine data and analyzing it in real time. It has the versatility and scalability to handle the variety, velocity and volume of machine data–millions of structured and unstructured data points or log entries per second. Its use cases include smart factories and manufacturing, smart cities applications, geospatial tracking, and cybersecurity. CrateDB has been designed from the ground up to support the huge scale of web, mobile and IoT applications. Crate.io is a global company with offices in San Francisco, Berlin, New York, and Austria. The IoT Innovator Awards named Crate.io Best IoT Open Source Software in 2017, and they won the Disrupt Europe 2014 Battlefield.

Posted by Alberto Cresto - Venture Associate on September 4, 2018

Portfolio Insights: Eigen Innovations - The 5 Levels of Autonomous Manufacturing

Insights Ventures

At Momenta we bring a unique combination of experience to help founders and management teams meet the challenges of building and sustaining start-ups, enabling companies to realize their full potential. We're proud of our portfolio companies and in the coming months we will be featuring the insights and experiences of a portfolio company each month. It's a great opportunity to share their first hand knowledge with the Momenta Community. 

This post is guest written by Scott Everett, CEO of Eigen InnovationsFounded in 2012, Eigen Innovations was born from the belief that the true potential of Artificial Intelligence within manufacturing would only be discovered by introducing tangible uses cases on the factory floor. Eigen empowers their customers to introduce different levels of autonomy as they teach, test and trust their machines to ultimately operate with minimal human intervention. They start by focusing on the machines and lines that drive the biggest costs and the highest cycle times, allowing for an immediate return on investment and, ultimately a scalable path to autonomous manufacturing. 

Posted by Alberto Cresto - Venture Associate on August 15, 2017

Momenta Partners Leads Investment in RevTwo, Provider of Smarter Support for Smarter Products

Ventures

Today Momenta Partners announced an investment in RevTwo, an exciting startup revolutionizing support for connected products.  RevTwo was founded by Dale Calder and Jim Hansen, founders of Axeda and pioneers in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform market. Axeda was acquired by PTC for $170 million in 2014. 

Posted by Alberto Cresto - Venture Associate on March 28, 2017

Momenta Partners invests in Expeto, Secure LTE PaaS for Connected Industry

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Momenta Partners has closed a seed investment in Expeto, an LTE PaaS startup focused on providing secure Connected Industry communications.  Expeto is changing the way traditional core telco network functionality is exposed, consumed and managed. The young company joins Momenta Partners’ Connected Industry portfolio, benefiting from the Momenta Cultivator™, a model to accelerate the growth of disruptive startups.