Uptake was founded in 2014 by Brad Keywell and Eric Lefkofsky. The company has not officially endorsed a plan to participate in an IPO.
Uptake makes software that monitors and analyses industrial equipment to improve the performance and maintenance of the machinery. The company has raised nearly $300 million in Venture Capital funding from investors including Plug and Play, Baillie Gifford, DNS Capital, Revolution, Lightbank, GreatPoint Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, and Dcode Group. Per company press releases, Uptake last raised $117 million in November 2017 at a post-money valuation of $2.3 billion.