Intel Capital, Intel's global investment organization, makes equity investments in innovative technology start-ups and companies worldwide. Intel Capital invests in a broad range of companies offering hardware, software, and services targeting enterprise, home, mobility, health, consumer Internet, semiconductor manufacturing and cleantech. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested more than US $9 billion in over 1,000 companies in 46 countries. In that timeframe, 174 portfolio companies have gone public on various exchanges around the world and 231 were acquired or participated in a merger. In 2008, Intel Capital invested about US$1.59 billion in 169 investments with approximately 62 percent of funds (excluding Clearwire) invested outside North America. For more information, visit www.intelcapital.com.
SAP Ventures, with more than US$1.4 billion under management, is an investment firm that seeks to partner with outstanding entrepreneurs and leading venture firms worldwide to build industry-leading businesses. SAP Ventures is an independent investment organization affiliated with SAP AG, the leading global enterprise software company. SAP Ventures leverages its relationship with SAP and its ecosystem for the benefit of its portfolio companies and underlying fund managers. SAP Ventures was founded in 1997 and has invested in more than 125 companies across five continents. For more information, visit www.sapventures.com. Follow SAP Ventures on Twitter at @SAP_Ventures.
The brothers Marc, Oliver and Alexander Samwer invest in selected technology companies via their company European Founders Fund GmbH. The Samwer brothers are the founders of eBay Germany (alando) and Jamba! (now part of News Corp.). The companies founded by the Samwer brothers today generate sales over 1 billion euros. The brothers focus their investments on young and later stage technology companies from the field of internet and wireless technologies. The Samwer brothers have extensive experience in these sectors and a tight-knit network of partners with which they can support the companies they invest in. The Samwers aim to support exceptional business founders and promising business models. For more information, visit www.europeanfounders.com.
Epic Ventures was formed in 1994 in partnership with Zions Bank. As a premier early-stage software and Internet infrastructure venture firm, Epic has invested in over 80 early-stage companies and delivered significant returns to investors. The firm is invested in four funds, including Novell Ventures and a strategic Zions Bank Fund, equaling $170 million of capital under management. Epic works exclusively with driven entrepreneurs to build successful and lasting companies and focuses primarily on companies in the western United States. For more information, visit www.epicventures.com.