Dell Technologies Capital, the venture investment arm for Dell Technologies, announces a record investment pace for the first half of its fiscal year (February-September). This is the fastest pace of investment for the team in the last five years, closing a total of 27 investments in the six-month period.
The investment team consists of experienced industry professionals with a strong mix of both operational and investment expertise. This allows the team to have insights to identify promising technologies and teams, but also the knowledge and skill to help their portfolio companies achieve scale. The team focuses on early-stage investments in emerging technology areas including Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), developer-led Infrastructure, next-gen storage, serverless computing, connected-car infrastructure and security.
“While our pace has increased, our goal remains the same—invest in areas of strategic importance to Dell Technologies and partner with promising startups to deliver innovative solutions to our customers,” said Scott Darling, president, Dell Technologies Capital. “As the adoption of new technologies like IoT, AI and ML become more prevalent, we plan to continue scaling our capital investments and resources accordingly.”
New investments included Series A and B financing rounds and spanned a broad range of technology areas strategic to the Dell Technologies family of companies. Dell Technologies Capital’s new investments included, but are not limited to, the following companies:
- Binaris (Serverless computing)
- Datometry (Database virtualization)
- Jask (Security Operations)
- Minio (Multi-cloud object storage)
- OpsMx (Software release management)
- RedLock (Cloud Security)
- RiskLens (Cyber-security risk management)
- RiskRecon (Cyber-security risk management)
- Otonomo (Connected-car data exchange/marketplace)
- ZingBox (IoT device security)
The investment team is also partnering closely with the company’s new IoT division, providing industry insight and relationships to support its strategic agenda. Dell Technologies Capital provides a valuable link to the external innovation ecosystem, accelerating the development and deployment of new IoT, AI and ML technologies and solutions.