Intel Capital

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Intel Capital
Industry Venture Capital,
Headquarters United States of America
Area served
Key people
Brian Krzanich (CEO)
Products Venture 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 enterprise, mobility, consumer Internet, digital media and semiconductor manufacturing.[1]


Intel Capital was set up in 1991. At that time, the company 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$10.8 billion in over 1,280 companies in 54 countries.[2] 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.[3]

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

Notable Investments[edit]

Intel Capital has made a number of well reported investments around the globe. These include Actions Semiconductor,[10] AVG,[11] Bellrock Media,[12] Box,[13] Broadcom,[14] Cloudera,[15] CNET, Citrix Systems, Elpida Memory, Gaikai,[16] Gigya,[17],[18] Inktomi, Insyde Software,[19] Integrant Technologies, Kingsoft,[20] LogMeIn,,[21] Marvell, Mellanox, MongoDB,[22] MySQL,[23] NIIT, PCCW, Red Hat,[24], Research in Motion (Blackberry),[25] Sasken,[26] Smart Technologies,[27] Sonda,[28], Techfaith,[29] VMware and WebMD. In 2014 Intel Capital has made $62 Mn investment in 16 tech startups,[30]


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  2. ^ "Intel Capital chief Arvind Sodhani: "We need more start-ups"". The Telegraph. March 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Intel Capital: From IPOs to Innovation". 
  4. ^ "Intel Capital goes for the hat trick, invests in third Brazilian fashion startup this year". Venturebeat. August 13, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Intel Capital to invest in two Indian dotcom ventures". The Hindu. June 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Published On: Tue, Apr 30th, 2013 People | By Staff Writer Intel Capital boosts team with new director". IT News Africa. April 30, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Intel Capital stawia na Polskę". Ekonomia. September 17, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Intel Capital Crosses into Russia". CNET. May 15, 2003. 
  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. ^ "AVG Technologies Prices IPO at $16/Share". PEHub (Reuters). February 2, 2012. 
  12. ^ "BellRock Media Sounds its Horn". Wireless Week. March 2, 2007. 
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  14. ^ Taulli, Tom (July 2, 2008). "The Lowdown on Strategic Investments". Bloomberg. 
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  16. ^ Leena, Rao (July 20, 2010). "Intel Capital Invests In Cloud-Based Game Streaming Service Gaikai". TechCrunch. 
  17. ^ Ha, Anthony November 4, 2014 Techcrunch. "Intel Capital Leads $35M Investment In Social Login Service Gigya"
  18. ^ Lokeshwarri, S.K. (November 16, 2011). "Intel Capital homes in on three Indian start-ups for investment". 
  19. ^ Wauters, Robin (November 22, 2011). "Intel Capital Invests $10M In Customized Android Distributions, Firmware Maker Insyde". TechCrunch. 
  20. ^ "Kingsoft Gains USD72mn Venture Capital". TMC.Net. August 23, 2006. 
  21. ^ "Intel Capital leads EUR10m investment in". Private Equity Wire. September 17, 2009. 
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  23. ^ "Intel, SAP among VCs investing $18.5M in MySQL". InfoWorld. February 13, 2006. 
  24. ^ Rohm, Wendy (November 15, 1999). "Inside the Red Hat IPO". Linux Magazine. 
  25. ^ "Venture Capital: Should Intel Stick to Its Day Job?". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. October 14, 2001. 
  26. ^ "Intel Capital pumps in more money in Sasken, Tejas". Silicon India News. September 8, 2004. 
  27. ^ Saitto, Serena (December 9, 2009). "Smart Technologies Said to Hire Banks for IPO in 2010 (Update1)". Bloomberg. 
  28. ^ "Sonda Raises $215 Million". PEHub (Reuters). November 4, 2006. 
  29. ^ "Techfaith Wireless (CNTF): Designed for success?". Seeking Alpha. April 13, 2005. 
  30. ^ "Intel Capital invests $62M in 16 tech startups". VentureBeat. November 5, 2014. 

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