Blues Wireless, a Boston, MA-based provider of embedded cellular solutions, raised $22m in Series A funding.
The round was led by Sequoia Capital and Lachy Groom, with participation from XYZ Venture Capital and returning investor Bill Gates.
The company intends to use the funds to expand its global marketing, sales, and operations, and further invest in R&D for hardware and associated services to integrate data into cloud applications.
Founded in 2019 by Ray Ozzie, CEO, Blues Wireless is the creator of Notecard, a way to add wireless connectivity to any product. Notecard is a secure system on a module (SoM) with embedded 10-year global connectivity that allows any developer to send data from remote assets using JSON and just two-lines of code. The data is routed to the cloud applications of customers’ choice, again using JSON and REST. Customers represent companies spanning agriculture, automotive, construction, healthcare, industrial, manufacturing, retail, supply chain, cold chain, transportation, and logistics. Use cases range from simple tracking and remote monitoring to edge analytics and remote control.