$1million is not cool. You know what’s cool? $10billion = Intel Capital’s investment into tech

Sometimes, light is hidden under a bushel. Intel Capital just announced four investments in the US for a total of $24million – CrowdStariStreamPlanetMusic MastermindPerspecSys since you asked. These latest investments put Intel Capital’s total investment into technology companies since it started at over $10,000,000,000. A billion here, a billion there, and all of a sudden you are starting to talk about real money.

“Intel Capital supports entrepreneurship all over the globe, helping to turn breakthrough ideas into successful companies,” said Arvind Sodhani, president, Intel Capital and executive vice president, Intel. “The explosion of computing has created endless opportunities for the development of interesting applications that deliver unique user experiences. Intel Capital’s investments in these companies will help advance applications ranging from cloud computing security to an enhanced entertainment experience.”

With the four new investments announced today, along with recently announced deals in China and India, Intel Capital has surpassed $10 billion in total investments since its inception. Intel Capital Press Release.

This makes Intel Capital one of the biggest, if not the biggest, venture investor on the planet. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested in 1,140 companies in 50 countries with getting on for 20% of those businesses going public. A lot of money in the VC world, but don’t forget Intel’s revenue in the first quarter of 2011 was about $2billion more than this. Puts the world of venture investment into perspective doesn’t it?

Intel Capital

Intel Capital are supporting the BLN Growth Forum on 5th July.

You will meet and hear from the leaders of some extraordinary businesses  including – Tim Weller, CEO, Incisive Media – Warren East, CEO, ARM – Ariel Eckstein, MD EMEA, LinkedIn – Jonathan Milner, CEO, Abcam – Neil Gaydon, Pace plc – Martin Leuw, IRIS Software. You will hear stories of success – and failure – and walk away with relevant, actionable opportunities to help strengthen your business.

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You will hear perspectives on starting, growing, scaling and maintaining market leadership from some people who have done just that – and have the scars to prove it.

For more information, and an Early Bird discount until 8th June: http://growthforum2011.thebln.com/