Intel Capital announced new investments totaling $117 million in 14 disruptive technology start-ups.
Wendell Brooks, president of Intel Capital, said: “These companies are shifting the way we think about artificial intelligence, communications, manufacturing and health care – areas that will become increasingly essential in coming years as the linchpins of a smarter, more connected society.”
Each year, Intel Capital puts $300 million to $500 million into innovative companies across a range of emerging technologies.
Intel Capital’s new investments
Cloudpick based in Shanghai, China, is a smart retail technology provider. Cloudpick enables digitized, intelligent, cashier-free stores with grab-and-go shopping experiences. Cloudpick has collaborated with e-commerce companies, traditional retailers and payment partners to upgrade many brick-and-mortar stores’ shopping experiences.
SambaNova Systems, based in Palo Alto, California, U.S., is a growing Silicon Valley-based company building an advanced systems platform to run AI applications.
Untether AI, based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is developing AI chips. Untether AI has invented an entirely new type of chip architecture that is specifically designed for neural net inference by eliminating bottlenecks in data movement. This architecture moves data 1,000 times faster than traditional architectures.
Zhuhai EEasy Technology
Zhuhai EEasy Technology, based in Zhuhai, China, is an AI system-on-chip (SoC) design house and total solution provider. Its AI SoCs targeting video, automotive and smart devices will enter mass-production in late 2019.
Mighty Networks, based in Palo Alto, California, U.S., is designed for brands and businesses to bring people together by offering community, content, online courses and subscription commerce in one place.
Pixeom, based in Santa Clara, California, U.S., is redefining how enterprises manage hybrid cloud resources with its edge computing software platform that re-creates and orchestrates cloud functionality on-premise.
Polystream, based in Guildford, U.K., is a start-up providing Software Defined Imaging technology that enables interactive graphics content to be streamed at unprecedented scale, with truly global reach.
Tibit Communications, based in Petaluma, California, U.S., is developing devices to provide a broadband onramp to the home, office or cell site, managed virtually from the cloud to the user. Tibit replaces dedicated hardware boxes in carrier and enterprise networks with a small module connected to a standard Ethernet switch – providing significant savings of cost, power and space.
Medical Informatics, based in Houston, Texas, U.S., is a software-based monitoring and analytics company. Its Sickbay platform archives, aggregates and transforms otherwise not-recorded, high-resolution waveform data across disparate devices. The same platform can then be leveraged to use machine learning and AI to deploy real-time, predictive, critical care analytics that get ahead of deterioration and risk and enable data-driven medicine and patient-centered care.
Reveal Biosciences, based in San Diego, California, U.S., is creating a data-powered pathology to improve global healthcare.
Landing AI, based in Palo Alto, California, U.S., provides AI-powered SaaS solutions and corporate-level AI transformation programs to turn enterprises into AI companies.
OnScale, based in Cupertino, California, U.S., offers on-demand scalable engineering simulation software, empowering engineers to accelerate innovation across multiple industries, including next-generation technologies such as MEMS IoT, 5G, biomedicine and autonomous vehicles.
proteanTecs, based in Haifa, Israel, develops Universal Chip Telemetry for electronic systems throughout their entire lifecycle, increasing their performance and reliability.
Qolibri, based in Roseville, California, U.S., is a technical company developing solutions that address problems in semiconductor subfabs.