Set up in 2007, ClearBlade provides companies from a wide range of industries – from transportation to energy – with flexible and secure IoT (Internet of Things) software to connect complex systems to the internet and provide innovative solutions in a faster and more manageable manner.
“During the pandemic, companies saw prolonged lockdowns. Employees couldn’t go to work so they didn't have insight into how their equipment was working. In aviation, railways, agriculture, and even energy, for example, that was a major cause for concern. That’s where ClearBlade comes in. You can have our software in a central location or in multiple locations and monitor that equipment live. That saves your business and streamlines your operations by providing you with visibility on how everything's working across your network,” ClearBlade CEO and Founder Eric Simone told GMI POST.
In 2022, ClearBlade made headlines as Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA) announced its investment in the IoT company. For Simone, SCOA’s action meant more than an investment. It was a seal off approval and an affirmation of ClearBlade’s clear vision, commitment to excellence, and ability to recognize new trends.
On what it takes to be an entrepreneur, Simone had this to say: “The ability to recognize patterns is a prerequisite for success and you only get that through experience. But, the problem with getting older and getting more experience is that people tend to be more cautious and more afraid of failure. Keep the experience but let go of that fear. You need to have the same naive view of the world as you did when you were in your 20s,”.
“IoT is real and it's moving fast. If you're considering or are already investing in this area, make sure that you're going to get a return on your investment in two to three months. Don't do big projects that take longer. As we say, no more IoT science experiments. I promise companies that will use our software that they'll see a return on investment in 2-3 months,” he added.