Intel Capital announced a new list of investments yesterday, inching closer to the top of the Investor Leaderboard as the most active corporate VC of all time.

With the third highest number of exits seen overall – and 16 captured this year alone – Intel has backed its fair share of winners.

Recently, the Santa Clara-based CVC has picked up the pace of its deal flow to give most frequent investor Sequoia a run for its money.

So far this year, Intel has participated or led funding rounds for 71 companies totaling over $2 billion in venture dollars raised.

Sequoia has gotten in on a lot of huge rounds in the past few quarters, but Intel’s $900 million round for Cloudera earlier this year tops all mega-rounds recorded by the two veteran VCs.

The two have teamed up in a couple of large deals as well, notably last year’s round for Unicorn startup MongoDB. This is one of 13 companies Intel has backed alongside most frequent co-investor Sequoia, although Sequoia has different priorities when it comes to co-investors.

But Intel has the edge when it comes to global investments. According to CrunchBase, Intel’s venture deals span over 35 countries while Sequoia has gotten in on just 21.

Photo via Flickr user Peter-Ashley Jackson.

  • Originally published November 5, 2014, updated April 26, 2023