Ymir Invest

We boost IoT and Security

Supporting companies with innovative ideas


Ymir is a business incubator dedicating funds and efforts to help grow startup companies within IoT security solutions. We support companies with new innovative ideas and high-growth potential.


Security is becoming a crucial success factor for many companies providing electronic products, and as a result, there are a large number of startup companies entering the field with solutions for simplified and strengthened security implementation. Ymir is focusing on possibilities to grow, divest and acquire this kind of startup companies. 


IAR Systems Group is the company behind Ymir. The Group owns IAR Systems, which supplies future-proof software tools and services for embedded development, enabling companies worldwide to create the products of today and the innovations of tomorrow. Since 2018, the global IoT security provider Secure Thingz is part of IAR Systems Group. Founded and headed by renowned security experts, SecureThingz strengthens the Group with exceptional expertise within the fields of device security, embedded systems, and lifecycle management.

We are taking a leading role in IoT security and Ymir is the next step on that journey. By investing in technology startups, we will be able to provide innovative solutions on top of our existing security offering and gain a powerful engineering foothold to defend our position as frontrunners in this expanding industry.


Stefan Skarin, CEO, IAR Systems, and Haydn Povey, CEO, Secure Thingz – the founders of Ymir. 


Legislation is driving IoT security

The rapid growth of IoT infrastructure connected via many billion endpoints poses increased levels of risk. These risks can be addressed by governmental and certification bodies as well as by security technologies from different suppliers. Both have to go hand-in-hand to guarantee robustness of the IoT infrastructure and secure the technology investment. 


Stefan Skarin
CEO, IAR Systems




Haydn Povey
CEO, SecureThingz