Monday, October 23, 2017
Intel Capital has invested $60 million in 15 start-ups in the big data area which takes the amount of start-up capital it has invested this year to $566 million.
“The world is undergoing a data explosion,” says the president of Intel Capital Wendell Brooks (pictured) , “by 2020, every autonomous vehicle on the road will create 4TB of data per day. A million self-driving cars will create the same amount of data every day as 3 billion people.”
“As Intel transitions to a data company, Intel Capital is actively investing in startups across the technology spectrum that can help expand the data ecosystem and pathfind important new technologies.”
Amenity Analytics (New York: text analytics platform to identify actionable signals from unstructured data using machine learning, sentiment analysis and predictive analytics.
The investments are:
Amenity Analytics (New York): text analytics platform to identify actionable signals from unstructured data using machine learning, sentiment analysis and predictive analytics.
Bigstream (California): “hyper-acceleration technology” for performance gains on Apache Spark using hardware and software accelerators. Uses advanced compiler technology and transparent support for FPGAs. “Unlike other approaches, Bigstream requires no application code changes or special APIs.”
LeapMind (Tokyo): focused on improving the accuracy of neural network models and is researching and developing innovative algorithms to reduce the computational complexity of deep learning and original chip architectures for use in small computing environments.
Synthego (California): genome engineering solutions. Products include software and synthetic RNA kits designed for CRISPR genome editing and research.
AdHawk Microsystems (Ontario): focuses on human-computer interaction using a camera-free eye tracking system, aimed to be used in AR/VR experiences.
Trace (Los Angeles): sports AI startup currently focused on soccer, mountain sports and water sports using sensors, video and AI to make performance insights and video highlights.
Bossa Nova Robotics (San Francisco): autonomous service robots for the global retail industry.
EchoPixel (California): 3D medical visualization software that allows medical professionals to interact with organs and tissues in a 3D space. Its product True 3D is in use at UC San Francisco, Stanford, Cleveland Clinic, Lahey Clinic and Hershey Medical Center.
Horizon Robotics (Beijing): integrated and open embedded AI solutions, designing “robot brains” for 1,000 categories of devices.
Reniac (California): IO bottleneck solutions. Its Distributed Data Engine “is architected to benefit databases, file systems, networking and storage solutions while freeing more CPU resources to creating business value.”
TileDB Inc. (Massachusetts): manages the TileDB project created at the Intel Science and Technology Center for Big Data, a collaboration between Intel Labs and MIT, focused on “managing massive, multidimensional array data that frequently arise from scientific applications.”
Alcide (Tel Aviv): network security platform for any combination of container, VM and bare metal data centers operated by multiple orchestration systems, aimed at cyberattacks. Startup is in stealth mode.
Eclypsium (Oregon): technology for organizations to defend their systems against firmware, hardware and supply chain attacks, offering visibility for monitoring systems in their infrastructure for firmware threats and supply chain compromise.
Intezer (Tel Aviv): cybersecurity solutions for biological immune system concepts, applying a “DNA approach to code.” The world’s first “Code Genome Database” that maps “billions of small fragments of malicious and trusted software.”
Synack (California): scalable, continuous, “hacker-powered” testing platform for uncovering security vulnerabilities. It’s hitting a lot of other buzzwords…. Its “on-demand crowdsourced” security platform offers practical insights, analytics and actionable data.
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