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April 14, 2021

Nestwave Secures Additional Capital to Accelerate Deployment of Low-Power Geolocation Solutions for the IoT

Nestwave, a provider of low-power geolocation IP and cloud services for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, today announced that it has secured a €2.4 million round of financing from the European Innovation Council, the European Commission's newly established venture capital fund, and from current investors Sofimac Innovation (Paris, France) and The Faktory Fund (Liege, Belgium). The new financing round will enable Nestwave to further accelerate the rollout of its hybrid-signal global navigation satellite system (GNSS) and cellular positioning technologies.

November 12, 2020

Nestwave wins Mobile Breakthrough Award

Nestwave a provider of low-power geolocation IP and cloud services for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, has been selected as winner of the “GPS-based Solution of the Year” award in the fourth annual Mobile Breakthrough Awards program

September 21, 2020

Q&A with Ludovic Privat at


A short Q&A about Nestwave tech & future trends with geolocation expert Ludovic Privat.

September 14, 2020

CEO Interview with BSmart TV


Nestwave CEO Ambroise Popper had a chance to discuss the future of IoT and geolocation with our friend Victoire Sikora at BSmart. [In French]

September 3, 2020

Synopsys and Nestwave Collaborate to Develop a Low-Power Geolocation IP Solution for IoT Modems


Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) and Nestwave today announced a collaboration to combine Nestwave's soft core GPS navigation IP with the Synopsys DesignWare® ARC® IoT Communications IP Subsystem for a complete low-power global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) solution for integration into IoT modems. 

August 7, 2020

EE Times:  Startup Claims Low-power IoT Geolocation Without a Positioning Chipset

Smartphone and in-vehicle navigation systems have some drawbacks. Localization accuracy in critical indoor and dense urban environments is often insufficient, and smartphone batteries drain faster. These challenges multiply when faced with the constraints and requirements of IoT applications. Paris-based Nestwave has decided to take a different approach to IoT geolocation and claims improved indoor sensitivity, better accuracy, and shorter time-to-first-fix. 

July 20, 2020

Nestwave Wins Most Innovative Startup Award 

MUST announced during its IoT Trends Virtual Exhibition that Nestwave was named Most Innovative Startup for their geolocation IP and Cloud services for IoT modems and DSP vendors. Nestwave technology dramatically lowers the power and cost of IoT devices with geolocation capabilities, while increasing the accuracy in challenging environments. It enables new types of IoT devices that can add geolocation features while keeping the cost and battery life under control.

July 8, 2020

Nestwave Names Ambroise Popper as CEO to Lead Next Phase of Growth

Nestwave, a provider of geolocation IP and cloud services for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, announced today that Ambroise Popper has been named chief executive officer.  Mr. Popper has extensive experience in the wireless and IoT industry, having held executive positions at Quantenna, acquired by ON Semi, and Sequans Communications where he was a co-founder. Former CEO Vincent Mouret is moving to the role of Chairman of the Board.

May, 2020

Nestwave technical papers published in 2020 ION PLANS

Nestwave announces today that two technical papers have been published in the 2020 Journal of the IEEE / Institute of Navigation (ION) Position, Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS). The papers describe novel advances in geolocation algorithms providing substantially increased performance and robustness for Nestwave geolocation solutions.

Links to papers (fee required)

Enhanced Multilateration Methods With A Global Approach

Advanced TOA Estimation For Multipath Channels

October, 2019

Interview on BFM Business

Our CEO interviewed by BFM Business. He lays out our vision for low-power IoT geolocation with cloud computing and 5G.

April 2, 2019

Nestwave is proud to announce the close of a 2.0 million euro first round of financing by The Faktory (Liege, Belgium) and Sofimac Innovation (Paris, France).

"This fundraising will enable us to carry out ourproduct innovation strategy, structure ourselves to accelerateourdevelopment and intensifyour commercial deployment," says Rabih Chrabieh, founder and CEO of Nestwave.

Feb 25, 2019

Nestwave to Demonstrate Low Power GPS for IoT at Mobile World Congress

PARIS, Feb. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestwave, a Paris-based startup, today announced the upcoming demonstration of their low power, high accuracy GPS IP at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain from Feb. 25 to Feb. 28.






October 13-14, 2020


Synopsys ARC Processor Summit

September 9-10, 2020


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MWC Los Angeles

October 22, 2019

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Accelerate San Diego

September 17, 2019