Intel Capital

Intel Capital is a division of Intel Corporation, set up to manage corporate venture capital, global investment, mergers and acquisitions. Intel Capital makes equity investments in a range of technology startups and companies offering hardware, software, and services targeting artificial intelligence, autonomous technology, data center and cloud, 5G, next-generation compute, semiconductor manufacturing and other technologies.

Intel Capital
Founded1991; 30 years ago (1991)
Headquarters,
Area served
United States, China, Western Europe, Israel
ProductsVenture capital
Websitewww.intelcapital.com

HistoryEdit

Intel Capital was set up in 1991 by Les Vadasz, and Avram Miller.[1] It was originally called Corporate Business Development (CBD). At that time, Intel mainly invested in American companies, and in 1998 95% of investment was in the USA. Over time, investment in non-US companies increased, and by 2012 international investments accounted for about 57%. Intel Capital has invested more than US$12.5 billion in over 1,550 companies in 57 countries.[2][3] In that timeframe, over 200 portfolio companies have gone public on various exchanges around the world, and more than 325 were acquired or participated in a merger.

In 2014, Intel Capital has 26 offices, including in Belgium, Brazil,[4] China, India,[5] Germany, Ireland, Japan, Israel, Nigeria,[6] Poland,[7] Russia,[8] Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey,[9] UK, USA

InvestmentsEdit

Intel Capital investments include Actions Semiconductor,[10] AlterGeo,[11] AppyStore,[12] AVG,[13] Bellrock Media,[14] Box,[15] Broadcom,[16] Cloudera,[17] CNET, Citrix Systems, Elpida Memory, Gaikai,[18] Gigya,[19] IndiaInfoline.com,[20] Inktomi, Insyde Software,[21] Integrant Technologies, July Systems,[22] Kingsoft,[23] LogMeIn, Mall.cz,[24] Marvell, Mellanox, Mirantis,[25] MongoDB,[26] MySQL,[27] NIIT, Ondot Systems, PCCW, Red Hat,[28] Rediff.com, Research in Motion (Blackberry),[29] Saffron Technology,[30] Sasken,[31] Smart Technologies,[32] Snapdeal, Sonda,[33] Sohu.com, Stratoscale,[34] TechFaith,[35] Trigence,[36] VMware, Volocopter and WebMD. In 2014 Intel Capital has made $62 Mn investment in 16 tech startups,[37] In September 2017, According to the reports, Intel Capital invested $1 billion into AI startups including Mighty AI, Data Robot, Lumiata and many more.[38] In 2020 Intel Capital invested in Jio Platforms.

ReferencesEdit

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  7. ^ "Intel Capital stawia na Polskę". Ekonomia. September 17, 2012. Archived from the original on September 1, 2014.
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  9. ^ "Intel Capital Branches into Turkey". Financial News. June 7, 2012.
  10. ^ "Intel Capital invests in Chinese Tech Firms". EE Times. 2006-06-26.
  11. ^ "Unnamed Russian Banks Are Using AlterGeo's Location Data For Credit Ratings". TechCrunch. 2014-04-23.
  12. ^ "Mauj Mobile to raise $30-50 million for appstore play". Hindu Business Line. 24 April 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  13. ^ "AVG Technologies Prices IPO at $16/Share". PEHub (Reuters). February 2, 2012.
  14. ^ "BellRock Media Sounds its Horn". Wireless Week. March 2, 2007.
  15. ^ "These Are the 10 Companies That Intel Capital is Investing $40m in". 3 October 2012.
  16. ^ Taulli, Tom (July 2, 2008). "The Lowdown on Strategic Investments". Bloomberg.
  17. ^ Reuters
  18. ^ Leena, Rao (July 20, 2010). "Intel Capital Invests In Cloud-Based Game Streaming Service Gaikai". TechCrunch.
  19. ^ Ha, Anthony November 4, 2014 Techcrunch. "Intel Capital Leads $35M Investment In Social Login Service Gigya"
  20. ^ Lokeshwarri, S.K. (November 16, 2011). "Intel Capital homes in on three Indian start-ups for investment".
  21. ^ Wauters, Robin (November 22, 2011). "Intel Capital Invests $10M In Customized Android Distributions, Firmware Maker Insyde". TechCrunch.
  22. ^ Wauters, Robin (2012-02-16). "July Systems Raises $15M From Intel, Others". Retrieved 2016-09-23.
  23. ^ "Kingsoft Gains USD72mn Venture Capital". TMC.Net. August 23, 2006.
  24. ^ "Intel Capital leads EUR10m investment in Mall.cz". Private Equity Wire. September 17, 2009.
  25. ^ "Mirantis and Intel Collaborate to Accelerate OpenStack". 24 August 2015.
  26. ^ "10gen Announces Strategic Investment from Intel Capital and Red Hat".
  27. ^ "Intel, SAP among VCs investing $18.5M in MySQL". InfoWorld. February 13, 2006.
  28. ^ Rohm, Wendy (November 15, 1999). "Inside the Red Hat IPO". Linux Magazine.
  29. ^ "Venture Capital: Should Intel Stick to Its Day Job?". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. October 14, 2001.
  30. ^ "Saffron pulls in $7M to process data like a super-speedy human". VentureBeat. March 20, 2014.
  31. ^ "Intel Capital pumps in more money in Sasken, Tejas". Silicon India News. September 8, 2004.
  32. ^ Saitto, Serena (December 9, 2009). "Smart Technologies Said to Hire Banks for IPO in 2010 (Update1)". Bloomberg.
  33. ^ "Sonda Raises $215 Million". PEHub (Reuters). November 4, 2006.
  34. ^ Ben Kepes (4 November 2014). "Stratoscale Raises $32M To Hyper-Converge Infrastructure". Forbes. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  35. ^ "Techfaith Wireless (CNTF): Designed for success?". Seeking Alpha. April 13, 2005.
  36. ^ "Intel Capital、デジタル・スピーカー技術のTrigence Semiconductorに投資".
  37. ^ "Intel Capital invests $62M in 16 tech startups". VentureBeat. November 5, 2014.
  38. ^ Etherington, Darrell. "Intel Capital has invested over $1 billion in companies focused on AI". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2017-11-20.

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