Intel Capital invests $15M in three U.S. startups

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Intel Capital announced three investments in startups totaling $15 million.

The deals include eldercare web site, real estate investment ratings firm SmartZip Analytics, and infrastructure services provider Virtustream., based in San Mateo, Calif., is an online destination for people who take care of elders and fits into Intel’s focus on digital health. It has thousands of original articles, advice from more than 50 leading experts, a community of caregivers and a directory of eldercare services. The site has a million unique monthly visitors.

SmartZip Analytics, based in Pleasanton, Calif., have investment ratings and analysis on 70 million U.S. residential properties. It is used by homebuyers, investors and realtors to find the best properties.

Virtustream, based in Washington, D.C., is an infrastructure services company that enables companies to implement enterprise clouds, or web-connected server infrastructure.

Intel also recently invested in several other companies: Educational gaming company Tabula Digita, carrier ethernet solutions provider Overture Networks, and advertising technology company BlackArrow.

Funding for all six investments comes from the $200 million Intel Capital Invest in America Technology Fund, which wasannounced in February. That fund is focused on making the US more competitive.