Intel Capital

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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.

History[edit]

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$10.83 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.

In 2014, Intel Capital has 26 offices, including in Belgium, Brazil,[3] China, India,[4] Germany, Ireland, Japan, Israel, Nigeria,[5] Poland,[6] Russia,[7] Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey,[8] UK, USA

Investments[edit]

Intel Capital investments include Actions Semiconductor,[9] AlterGeo,[10] AppyStore,[11] AVG,[12] Bellrock Media,[13] Box,[14] Broadcom,[15] Cloudera,[16] CNET, Citrix Systems, Elpida Memory, Gaikai,[17] Gigya,[18] IndiaInfoline.com,[19] Inktomi, Insyde Software,[20] Integrant Technologies, July Systems,[21] Kingsoft,[22] LogMeIn, Mall.cz,[23] Marvell, Mellanox, Mirantis,[24] MongoDB,[25] MySQL,[26] NIIT, PCCW, Red Hat,[27] Rediff.com, Research in Motion (Blackberry),[28] Saffron Technology,[29] Sasken,[30] Smart Technologies,[31] Snapdeal, Sonda,[32] Sohu.com, Stratoscale,[33] TechFaith,[34] Trigence,[35] VMware and WebMD. In 2014 Intel Capital has made $62 Mn investment in 16 tech startups,[36] In September 2017, According to the reports, Intel Capital invested $1 billion into AI startups including Mighty AI, Data Robot, Lumiata and many more.[37]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oral Histories - Oral History of Avram Miller | Computer History Museum". www.computerhistory.org. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  2. ^ "Intel Capital chief Arvind Sodhani: "We need more start-ups"". The Telegraph. March 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Intel Capital goes for the hat trick, invests in third Brazilian fashion startup this year". Venturebeat. August 13, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Intel Capital to invest in two Indian dotcom ventures". The Hindu. June 7, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Published On: Tue, Apr 30th, 2013 People | By Staff Writer Intel Capital boosts team with new director". IT News Africa. April 30, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Intel Capital stawia na Polskę". Ekonomia. September 17, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Intel Capital Crosses into Russia". CNET. May 15, 2003. 
  8. ^ "Intel Capital Branches into Turkey". Financial News. June 7, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Intel Capital invests in Chinese Tech Firms". EE Times. 2006-06-26. 
  10. ^ "Unnamed Russian Banks Are Using AlterGeo's Location Data For Credit Ratings". TechCrunch. 2014-04-23. 
  11. ^ "Mauj Mobile to raise $30-50 million for appstore play". Hindu Business Line. 24 April 2016. Retrieved 9 December 2016. 
  12. ^ "AVG Technologies Prices IPO at $16/Share". PEHub (Reuters). February 2, 2012. 
  13. ^ "BellRock Media Sounds its Horn". Wireless Week. March 2, 2007. 
  14. ^ http://thenextweb.com/insider/2012/10/03/these-are-the-10-companies-in-which-intel-capital-is-investing-40m/
  15. ^ Taulli, Tom (July 2, 2008). "The Lowdown on Strategic Investments". Bloomberg. 
  16. ^ https://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/31/us-intel-cloudera-idUSBREA2U0ME20140331
  17. ^ Leena, Rao (July 20, 2010). "Intel Capital Invests In Cloud-Based Game Streaming Service Gaikai". TechCrunch. 
  18. ^ Ha, Anthony November 4, 2014 Techcrunch. "Intel Capital Leads $35M Investment In Social Login Service Gigya"
  19. ^ Lokeshwarri, S.K. (November 16, 2011). "Intel Capital homes in on three Indian start-ups for investment". 
  20. ^ Wauters, Robin (November 22, 2011). "Intel Capital Invests $10M In Customized Android Distributions, Firmware Maker Insyde". TechCrunch. 
  21. ^ Wauters, Robin (2012-02-16). "July Systems Raises $15M From Intel, Others". Retrieved 2016-09-23. 
  22. ^ "Kingsoft Gains USD72mn Venture Capital". TMC.Net. August 23, 2006. 
  23. ^ "Intel Capital leads EUR10m investment in Mall.cz". Private Equity Wire. September 17, 2009. 
  24. ^ https://www.mirantis.com/company/press-center/company-news/mirantis-announces-technology-investment-collaboration-intel-enterprise-openstack-acceleration/
  25. ^ http://www.mongodb.com/press/10gen-announces-strategic-investment-intel-capital-and-red-hat
  26. ^ "Intel, SAP among VCs investing $18.5M in MySQL". InfoWorld. February 13, 2006. 
  27. ^ Rohm, Wendy (November 15, 1999). "Inside the Red Hat IPO". Linux Magazine. 
  28. ^ "Venture Capital: Should Intel Stick to Its Day Job?". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. October 14, 2001. 
  29. ^ "Saffron pulls in $7M to process data like a super-speedy human". VentureBeat. March 20, 2014. 
  30. ^ "Intel Capital pumps in more money in Sasken, Tejas". Silicon India News. September 8, 2004. 
  31. ^ Saitto, Serena (December 9, 2009). "Smart Technologies Said to Hire Banks for IPO in 2010 (Update1)". Bloomberg. 
  32. ^ "Sonda Raises $215 Million". PEHub (Reuters). November 4, 2006. 
  33. ^ Ben Kepes (4 November 2014). "Stratoscale Raises $32M To Hyper-Converge Infrastructure". Forbes. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 
  34. ^ "Techfaith Wireless (CNTF): Designed for success?". Seeking Alpha. April 13, 2005. 
  35. ^ "Intel Capital、デジタル・スピーカー技術のTrigence Semiconductorに投資". 
  36. ^ "Intel Capital invests $62M in 16 tech startups". VentureBeat. November 5, 2014. 
  37. ^ Etherington, Darrell. "Intel Capital has invested over $1 billion in companies focused on AI". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2017-11-20. 

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