Suddenly Every Company Is Becoming A Venture Capitalist

Person handing another person a stack of bills. It has often been said that every company is a software company or even a big data company, but as I attended the Intel Capital Global Summit last week, another thought occurred to me: every company is now also an investment company. The star of the show last week was Intel Capital of course, the venture arm of Intel Corporation, but it’s far from alone. Over dinner strictly by… Read More

Audio-Beacon Startup LISNR Raises $10 Million Series B Round Led By Intel Capital

Rodney Williams Smart tone startup LISNR just raised a $10 million series B round led by Intel Capital to further advance the product as “a true protocol to connect devices across a number of different verticals,” LISNR co-founder and CEO Rodney Williams told TechCrunch. LISNR’s technology is an audio-based platform for communicating data across devices. Any brand or device that wants to use… Read More

Occipital Raises $13M Series B For Its Computer Vision Platform

sensor_detail_upright Occipital made its first splash years ago with the RedLaser barcode scanning app and 360 Panorama app. Since then, however, it has moved into the 3D scanning and computer vision space and the company today announced that it has raised a $13 million Series B round from Intel Capital, Shea Ventures, Grishin Robotics and previous investor Foundry Group. This new funding round brings… Read More

As Internal Threats Rise Investors Back New Security Tech

13334048894_6e8b421c4e_o Amid this steady drumbeat of technology breaches and security snafus, venture capitalists have spent roughly $6.5 billion on new technologies to combat this menace, according to CrunchBase data. The latest company to benefit from this deluge of dollars, and the one that addresses the issue of bad actors inside corporate networks most directly, is HyTrust, which closed on $25 million. Read More