Momenta invests in Shoreline IoT, Expanding Real-Time Asset Management and Machine Health to “Dark Assets”
LOS GATOS, CALIF., AUGUST 17, 2022
Momenta announced an investment today in Shoreline IoT, the creator of the industry-first, off-the-shelf, one-stop Asset Performance Management (APM) solution for industrial condition-based monitoring. This is the seventh investment from Momenta’s AIoT Ecosystem Fund, powered by Advantech, the world leader in digital industrial solutions.
Asset-intensive industries, such as manufacturing and energy, are plagued by unpredictable operating performance, lost production, and escalating costs. APM solutions unlock machine data and use analytics to improve the reliability and performance of these capital assets.
When successfully deployed, they can help improve a company's bottom line by providing actionable knowledge to stabilize production performance, reduce operating costs and assure optimal return on their assets. APM Solutions are already a multi-billion-dollar market, with the high-end market focused on monitoring the most valuable industrial machines already instrumented and connected. However, there is a large opportunity at the opposite end of the market.
Most industrial machines are un-monitored or only monitored via manual inspection. They are sometimes referred to as 'dark assets' because their conditions are relatively invisible most of the time. The lack of real-time visibility for these dark assets can lead to reliability and maintenance issues and ultimately to higher expense and ESG compliance issues for asset operators. Dark assets remain unmonitored because it's hard to make monitoring them simple, easy, painless, and useful. Shoreline IoT solves that with an easy-to-install, fully integrated APM solution available as a service.
With this financing, Shoreline IoT will scale its industry-leading Connected Asset Performance Management solution. Shoreline IoT's off-the-shelf software as a service (SaaS) solution is built using multiple services from Amazon Web Services (AWS). The deep insights and predictions enabled via Shoreline IoT's physics models asset library and self-supervised machine learning do not require historical records and expensive data scientists. Shoreline IoT's end-to-end IoT – ML offering unlocks deeper insights on equipment health, including advanced root cause analysis to maintain optimal asset performance and reliability. API access enables 3rd party data connectivity to the Shoreline solution from historians, ERP, work order, SCADA, and other systems to deepen insights and provide visibility across asset operational environments.
"Shoreline IoT's AI/ML APM solution is designed to rapidly scale and provide fast time to value from trial to production," said Kishore Manghani, CEO and Founder of Shoreline IoT. "Domain expertise is built into the solution to bring consumer technology ease-of-use to the industrial sector, eliminating the need for experts, analysts, and data scientists that other solutions require to install the solution, configure assets, and interpret the data. Reliability engineers can now manage more assets with fewer resources."
"Shoreline IoT impressed me. They created brilliant sensors for dark industrial assets. Next, they delivered superior machine health predictions in real-time from previously unmonitored machines. Lastly, they enabled self-provisioning without experts and made it look easy," says Michael Dolbec, Momenta's Managing Partner. "Shoreline IoT delivers a potent 'You can do this yourself' message to the customer."
"I am excited to support Shoreline IoT as they continue to scale and enable asset-intensive customers to pursue their digital transformation," said Weili Dai, Co-Founder of Marvell Technology Group and Shoreline IoT co-investor.
Jerry O'Gorman, President of Advantech North America, states, "Shoreline IoT's dedication to the user experience through its sensor and solution as a service approach represents a real break-through in the industrial sector. Otherwise, stranded and dark assets that may be critical to overall process performance are quickly and easily connected to deliver meaningful data and insights, without requiring complex intervention from specialists."
About Shoreline IoT
Shoreline IoT is an industrial AI/ML asset performance management SaaS solution company. It enables asset-intensive industries to connect all their assets and unlock rich operational data to manage performance, improve efficiency, reduce maintenance costs, and extend equipment's useful life by decades. It was founded by AI, ML, Cloud, HW, and industrial machine modeling experts from leading companies. For more information, visit https://www.shorelineiot.com.
Advantech has the corporate vision to "Enable an Intelligent Planet." The company is a global leader in IoT, intelligent systems, and embedded platforms. To embrace the trends of IoT, big data, and artificial intelligence, Advantech promotes IoT hardware and software solutions with the industrial IoT platform-WISE-PaaS core to assist business partners and clients in connecting their industrial chains. Advantech is also working with business partners to co- create business ecosystems that accelerate the goal of industrial intelligence. For more information, please visit https://www.advantech.com.
Momenta is the leading Digital Industry venture capital firm accelerating deep tech and digital innovators across energy, manufacturing, smart spaces, and supply chain. Led by deep industry operators across its venture capital, strategic advisory, and executive search practices, Momenta has made over 50 investments with notable exits to SAP and PTC.
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