KANSAS CITY – December 11, 2019. The year 2019 was a year of expansion for RUMBLE IoT as it delivered on key growth metrics in advance of seeking a new funding round in Spring 2020. Successes included the completion of key IoT projects in the automotive and fleet markets, growth of the leadership team, the opening of a new research and development center, and awards recognition from leading analyst firms and associations.

Automotive, Fleet Expertise Highlighted in Successful 2019 Projects

RUMBLE IoT successfully completed projects that demonstrated its ability to solve challenges presented by the need to securely aggregate disparate types and sources of data to enable better decision making closer to the source.

  • RUMBLE IoT developed a solution for the Auto Care Association that provides vehicle owners with freedom of choice and control over their vehicle data.
  • RUMBLE IoT supported Fleet Complete in a new program targeted to boost public safety for communities across the US. RUMBLE IoT built an application delivering near real-time insights into potentially dangerous first-responder driving behavior. The system was rolled out in 600 first-responder vehicles in St. Louis this summer with great success and plans to expand to approximately 400,000 vehicles worldwide.

RUMBLE IoT adds experienced Silicon Valley Strategic Advisor to leadership team

Jitendra Kavathekar has joined RUMBLE as Strategic Advisor. Jitendra is an investor and advisor to tech startups, bringing his enthusiasm and keen eye for transformative technology experience and industry expertise, together with his extensive network, to help his portfolio companies accelerate. As a former co-founder and managing director with Accenture Ventures and Open Innovation, he led a global team to turn technology innovation within ecosystems of startups, universities, and corporate labs into business results. As Strategic Advisor, Jitendra will help advise RUMBLE IoT in market development and positioning.

RUMBLE IoT opens Boise R&D Office

Joining the ranks of emerging tech companies putting down roots in Idaho, RUMBLE opened a new research and development office in the growing tech center of Boise. According to CompTIA, Idaho saw a 44.9% increase from 2016 to 2017 in the number of job postings related to emerging technologies, including the Internet of Things, smart cities, drones, artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual reality and augmented reality, and blockchain. Led by founder Perry Lea, the Boise office is hiring experts in IoT and edge computing to lead the R&D effort for RUMBLE IoT’s edge computing platform.

RUMBLE IoT Receives National Recognition

RUMBLE IoT received several leadership awards in 2019

  • Compass Intelligence recognized RUMBLE IoT for IoT Solution Deployment Leadership
  • Women Tech Founders named founder Terri Foudray winner of the Intelligence & Automation Award for Women in Tech

To further fuel market growth and R&D for its proprietary IIoT Edge Computing platform, RUMBLE IoT is seeking interested investors. If interested, please contact RUMBLE IoT today.

Kansas City Internet of Things (IoT) systems integrator RUMBLE is forging its market leadership in promoting understanding and adoption of the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and in the process, shines the spotlight on the Kansas City-St. Louis corridor’s emerging tech innovation leadership.

In May 2018, RUMBLE CEO and Founder, and IoT expert, Terri Foudray, was the first Kansas Citian appointed to the Smart Cities / IoT Advisory Council for CompTIA, the world’s largest trade association for the global technology industry. This invitation-only international council provides vision and guidance to businesses around the world regarding the adoption and advancement of IoT.

According to Annette Taber, CompTIA SVP, Industry Outreach, the Smart Cities/IoT Council plays a critical role in the future of IoT.

“IoT is beginning to touch so many parts of our lives, from food production to power consumption to traffic management—and we’re just getting started,” she said. “CompTIA’s IoT Advisory Council is committed to helping companies develop the resources and skills necessary to build the IoT solutions that improve people’s lives.”

Following Foudray’s appointment to the Council, the appointment of four more Missouri tech influencers has resulted in Missouri having the largest representation on the IoT Advisory Council today. Other area tech leaders on the Council now include: Brandon Fuhr –  Director, Channel Programs for Coolfire Solutions in St. Louis; Tim Sylvester – Founder & CEO of Integrated Roadways in Kansas City; David Eckell, National Market Manager for Graybar in St. Louis; Mike Grigsby – Smart Cities & Connected Communities for Cisco in Kansas City. The predominance of Missourians appointed to this international Advisory Council is a further validation of the area’s depth of leadership and talent.

“The fact that we have the largest representation on this forward-thinking leadership body validates the Midwest as a top tech innovation center,” said Foudray. “Our area is rich in talent and entrepreneurs, and through our involvement, we have the opportunity to make a tremendous impact on the emerging technology landscape, particularly as it pertains to the Internet of Things and its influence on the world.”   

RUMBLE is an IoT systems integrator that helps businesses architect and deploy end-to-end solutions that drive real-time performance improvement in manufacturing, transportation, healthcare, and utilities/energy. The company was recognized earlier this year for its leadership in driving adoption of IoT, receiving the first-ever IoT Solution Deployment Leadership Company of the Year award by Compass Intelligence, a market acceleration research and consulting firm. RUMBLE regularly hosts IoT education events and co-founder Perry Lea’s comprehensive book on end-to-end IoT solution architecture, Internet of Things for Architects, is used to teach IoT at Columbia University and is a best-seller on Amazon.

“It’s been reported that the market for connected devices, or IoT, hasn’t taken off as quickly as many had expected,” Foudray said. “The reason for that is there are very few companies or people that know how to successfully architect and implement IoT. It is a very complex end-to-end technology. Acceleration will continue to lag expectations until there are more companies like RUMBLE that can help businesses successfully adopt IoT and realize its benefits and return on investment.”


RUMBLE, founded March 2018, is an IoT systems integrator that architects and deploys end-to-end IoT solutions which dramatically improve operational efficiencies, reduce costs and increase revenues in manufacturing, transportation, healthcare, and utilities/energy. Utilizing leading-edge technology, the RUMBLE team helps clients access their critical data in real time and turn it into actionable intelligence to improve performance. RUMBLE provides unparalleled experience and technical expertise to help transform businesses and help them stay ahead of the competition. Visit rumblenow.com

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Kansas City tech start-up RUMBLE powers into IoT marketplace; offers expertise, solutions to help businesses leverage data for revenue, efficiency gains

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. Sept. 13, 2018 – Kansas City tech start-up RUMBLE continues to make some noise in the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace, gaining traction with honors, strategic partnerships and a suite of end-to-end solutions to meet the evolving needs of today’s businesses.

RUMBLE was founded by area tech expert Terri Foudray who serves as CEO, and Perry Lea, renowned IoT leader and author of Internet of Things for Architects. The founders’ collaboration evolved from a shared commitment to building a company truly capable of helping businesses capture the benefits of IoT to improve operations at every level.

“Transforming your business through IoT solutions is a complex process and few companies know how to do it,” Foudray said. “This is where we come in. Our expertise is end-to-end IoT architecture and implementation, providing an integrated, cohesive solution for our customers.

“The benefits of IoT are unquestioned. According to a recent study, companies that adopted IoT reported a nearly 20 percent average increase in revenues. Our ability to harness the full potential of real-time data helps employees and machines work smarter, providing dramatic improvements in efficiencies, business optimization and revenue growth.”
Since forming, RUMBLE has captured the attention of customers in industries including manufacturing, transportation, and the government sector, and secured premier partnerships with entities including Coolfire Solutions, creator of the Ronin Platform, a real-time situational awareness delivery platform built to integrate data from any source and transform it into actionable intelligence.

RUMBLE is certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Foudray, with her 15-year background in technology sales, product management and partner relationships, is fast becoming a reputable source in the national IoT arena. She was recently appointed to the CompTIA Smart Cities Advisory Council. CompTIA is the world’s largest technology association. Lea’s book continues to resonate as an essential primer for IoT professionals on architecting and implementing customer-relevant solutions.


RUMBLE, founded March 2018, enables business performance improvement through real-time data delivery solutions. RUMBLE’s highly specialized team partners with clients to capture the benefits from innovative technologies such as the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, and Situational Awareness software. RUMBLE’s solutions are designed to eliminate siloed data, stagnant data, reporting lags, and data disconnection.

Media Contact: Cindy Parks