Intel Capital, the venture capital arm of of the giant chip company Intel, announced six investments into new companies at its CEO Summit.
51.com — Intel Capital leads a Series B investment in 51.com, which Intel calls the largest social networking site in China with about 60 million registered accounts. The site is especially popular with 17- to 30-year-olds, growing by about 5 million accounts per month.
Aternity — Intel Capital leads a Series B investment in Aternity, an Israeli supplier of application management software for enterprise IT. A marketing agreement has been signed between the two, under which Aternity’s product will include support for Intel’s vPro technology.
Ceedo — Intel Capital led a private financing round in Ceedo Technologies, an Israeli consumer software company. It builds personal working environment software for consumer portable storage devices. Ceedo’s “virtualization” technology runs Windows applications from external physical or network drives without requiring installation on the host PC.
Phoenix Microelectronics — Intel Capital leads a Series B round of financing in Phoenix Microelectronics, a fabless IC design house based in China. No Website link available. The company provides “high-capacity storage intelligent SIM card ICs for mobile terminal devices, allowing efficient management of subscribers by mobile operators and easy introduction and provisioning of value-added services,” according ot the statement.
Tutor.com — Intel Capital leads an expansion investment round of $13.5 million in Tutor.com, a U.S. company that develops and provides on-demand tutoring and homework services.