The Intel Capital Global Summit new investments totaled more than $38 million in 12 technology startups.
The companies joining Intel Capital’s Intel Corporation’s global investment organization, focus on IoT solutions for seniors and disabled individuals, advanced audio for 360-degree virtual reality systems, and human-like vision systems for connected cars.
“Innovation is exploding as the world transforms into an increasingly smart and connected place, where billions of devices will be made even smarter by intelligence in the cloud,” said Wendell Brooks, Intel senior vice president and president of Intel Capital. “We’re excited to team with these visionary entrepreneurs developing breakthrough technologies to transform lives and industries.”
The 17th annual Intel Capital Global Summit, hosted this week in San Diego, convened nearly 1,000 entrepreneurs, investors and business luminaries for three days of company-building, inspiration and learning from the minds behind today’s most cutting-edge technology.
Intel Capital’s new investments in 12 startups:
Chronocam (Paris, France) develops computer vision sensors and systems for a variety of applications in autonomous navigation and connected objects. The company wants to establish a new computer vision standard by unlocking a paradigm shift in vision sensing and processing inspired by the human eye.
Embodied (Pasadena, California, U.S, is developing products that aim to revolutionize robotics. Leveraging major recent advances in machine perception, cognition and learning, its systems develop affordable personal robots that improve human wellness and quality of life.
Perrone Robotics (Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.) provides software and solutions that make it easier to build robust mobile autonomous robotics applications.
Data and Connectivity
Eazytec (Jiangsu, China) is a smart city developer and service provider with proprietary core firmware (BIOS) technology. Its headquarters and research park, located in Yixing City, Jiangsu Province, have been identified as a national science and technology business incubator in China. The company specializes in application software and firmware development, system integration, and data center services.
Grand Chip Microelectronics (aka Kangxi Communication Technologies) (Shanghai, China) is committed to delivering high-performance, high-linearity and highly integrated Wi-Fi front-end devices for WLAN infrastructure, wireless connectivity on cellular platforms and the Internet of Things.
Paxata (Redwood City, California, U.S.) is a business information platform that serves the needs of both the business consumer and IT. With Paxata, business analysts, data engineers and data scientists are able to instantaneously transform raw data to information ready for business analysis with accuracy and efficiency.
StealthMine (Sunnyvale, California, U.S.) enables enterprise applications to run on encrypted data. The technology provides full data insulation against server, network, storage, database attacks and insider compromises.
Sports and Health
CubeWorks (Ann Harbor, Michigan, U.S.) delivers the next generation in millimeter-scale computing with its Cubisens platform, which enables the first truly autonomous wireless sensing platform measuring less than a millimeter.
Kinduct (Halifax, Canada) provides cloud-based data and analytics software for sport organizations, military and public safety units, physical medicine clinics, and health and wellness institutions.
K4Connect (Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.) creates solutions that serve older adults and individuals living with disabilities by integrating the latest smart technologies and applications into a single responsive system.
Dysonics (San Francisco, California, U.S.) leverages more than 20 years of academic research to deliver patented technologies that yield lifelike 360-degree sound experiences over headphones. Dysonics creates immersive audio software and hardware products for capture, creation and playback of next-generation content including virtual reality.
InContext Solutions (Chicago, Illinois, U.S.) develops scalable, cloud-based virtual reality solutions for retail that provide important insights for manufacturers and retailers. The company’s enterprise SaaS VR platform and services help brands visualize new concepts and better understand shopper behavior in a rapidly evolving retail space – more efficiently and profitably.
“We’re excited to team with these visionary entrepreneurs developing breakthrough technologies to transform lives and industries,” said Wendell Brooks, Intel senior vice president and president of Intel Capital.