Want to get people's attention? Spend $65 million in one shot.
That's what Intel Capital did yesterday at its annual summit in San Diego, Calif., announcing investments in 16 companies in nine countries.
Their focuses are quite diverse.
Singaporean cloud consultancy CloudFX has been busy rearchitecting IT infrastructure and operations for large Asian compaines.
Japanese cloud storage software provider Cloudian is all about S3-compatible object storage and has partnerships with Citrix, Apache and OpenStack.
Chinese community website and services platform CSDN claims 500,000 enterprise partners for its IT knowledge, career and development services.
U.S. 3D software developer DotProduct focuses on Google Android-based tablet computers, for use on everything from film sets to video games to crime scenes. (Whoa.)
Japanese cloud file service Fileforce has its targets set on all businesses, from enterprises all the way down.
Israeli interactive video platform Interlude allows for real-time manipulation of video content.
Taiwanese high-speed connectivity products company Lintes Technologies is all about data transfer, from Thunderbolt to Active Link.
French mobile news syndicator Mobiles Republic claims it has an answer for the future of news consumption. Some 800 news providers, including the Associated Press and ZDNet sibling CNET, have signed on.
Singaporean and Indian business continuity and disaster recovery firm Perpetuuiti TechnoSoft Services says its "continuity platform" fully automates processes and sheds light on those with business impact for single-click invocation, even in complex IT environments.
U.S. visual merchandising and analytics company Prism Skylabs is bringing video-driven business intelligence to retail, from apparel outfitters in the mall to convenience stories and supermarkets.
Israeli hybrid storage provider Reduxio Systems is pursuing data recoverability with abandon.
Israeli chip simulation acceleration Rocketick has a flagship software product, RocketSim, that can attach to existing simulators and accelerate them by an order of magnitude.
Indian car rental company Savaari Car Rentals has locations in 60 cities across that company, serving retail and corporate customers.
U.S. semiconductor materials developer SBA Materials develops "nano-porous dielectrics" using patented technology. One result: longer-lasting batteries in mobile devices.
Finnish open source database solutions SkySQL (which ) promises to reduce downtime wthout vendor lock-in.
And finally, U.S. wireless electricity developer WiTricity has its eyes on the consumer electronics, automotive, medical devices and defense industries.