Who are we?

Octavo Labs AG is the successor company of Erlio GmbH, the company that invented VerneMQ.

Our mission is to further develop, maintain, and support the open source messaging solution VerneMQ, scaling it to the unprecedented dimensions of big IoT use cases. Octavo Labs strives to be a key partner for every step of a customer's VerneMQ project, from early architecture consulting and custom developments to large scale benchmarks and long-term support.

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The founding team with its highly technical and analytical skills has been a key provider and partner in various consulting and development projects, e.g.:

  • Building rock solid Telecom messaging gateways (Swisscom)
  • Smart Grid and IoT messaging (Siemens)
  • Distributed Systems and Messaging consulting for Financial Institutions

It was from those stories, experiences and lessons learned that VerneMQ was born. Today, VerneMQ is in use all over the globe with a wide variety of different use cases and deployment scenarios, from small startup companies aiming to disrupt markets, to big enterprises transforming and modernizing their traditional businesses.


ThisGroup AG is the holding company of Octavo Labs AG. Within ThisGroup, Octavo Labs maintains close partnerships with Edge 5 AG and Devicetools AG.

Edge5 AG develops individual software in the areas of IoT / M2M / Mobile for customers such as Lufthansa and SWISS.

DeviceTools AG brings everything together: applications, data and devices. And is orchestrating it on a single platform.

Octavo Labs core competencies will perfectly complement the teams of Edge5 (IoT/ M2M / Mobile solutions) and Device Tools (Mobile backends and IoT cloud services).

ThisGroup AG Edge5 AG Devicetools AG

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Octavo Labs AG
Limmatstrasse 65
8005 Zürich