Dell Technologies Capital Brings Innovative Technology to Customers

While one very visible venture capitalist may have recently hung up his spurs, the world’s largest privately-controlled technology company today brought out of stealth its venture practice, Dell Technologies Capital.

jeremy burton on stage with dell technologies brand logos behind him

Early on, Dell recognized the value of venture investing as a key tool for innovation, in addition to organic research and development, partnerships and acquisitions. But it was always about more than just investing money.

“Capital is merely table stakes to set a startup company on the path to success. New companies are looking for active investment partners who provide breadth and depth of expertise and access to resources and scale,” said Scott Darling, president of Dell Technologies Capital.

That why Dell Technologies Capital offers experienced board members, deep technical expertise as well as access to the global scale, channel, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and go-to-market relationships that are unique to the Dell Technologies’ family of businesses. In addition, we provide access to industry-leading technologists, investors and company executives.

And while you may not have heard much from the team of highly experienced investors at Dell Technologies Capital, you might have heard of some of their portfolio companies.

…we were able to utilize Dell Technologies’ ecosystem to collaborate and combine the powerful Dell EMC and Virtustream portfolio…

For instance, Edico Genome announced earlier this year an agreement with Dell EMC to offer a bundled compute and storage solution that increases the maximum rate at which data can be processed.

“Accelerating time to answers can lead to faster diagnoses for critically ill newborns, cancer patients and expecting parents waiting on prenatal tests, and allows scientists and drug developers to spend less time waiting for data and more time interpreting results,” Edico Genome CEO Pieter van Rooyen said.

Edico Genome’s Dragen bioinformatics processor is now integrated into a 1U Dell PowerEdge 4130 server for genome analysis, as well as Dell EMC’s Isilon scale-out networked attached storage for genomic data storage across all levels of throughput capacity.

“As a Dell Technologies Capital portfolio company, we were able to utilize Dell Technologies’ ecosystem to collaborate and combine the powerful Dell EMC and Virtustream portfolio with the speed and accuracy of the DRAGEN processor to offer a complete, cost-effective solution for rapid genomic analysis for new and existing customers,” he recently added.

Dell Technologies Capital Capital has been an active investor in more than 70 other early-stage startups, and will continue to invest globally for Dell Technologies’ unique family of businesses including Dell, Dell EMC, Pivotal, RSA, SecureWorks, Virtustream and VMware.

For more information about Dell Technologies Capital, including its current portfolio and previous investments, visit delltechnologies.com/capital.

Laura Pevehouse

About the Author: Laura Pevehouse

Laura Pevehouse was profiled as one of five “social media mavens” in the March 2009 issue of Austin Woman Magazine and named an AdWeek’s TweetFreak Five to Follow. She has been part of the Dell organization for more than 15 years in various corporate communications, employee communications, public relations, community affairs, marketing, branding, social media and online communication roles. From 2014-2018, Laura was Chief Blogger/Editor-in-Chief for Direct2DellEMC and Direct2Dell, Dell’s official corporate blog that she help launch in 2007. She is now a member of the Dell Technologies Chairman Communications team. Earlier in her Dell career she focused on Global Commercial Channels and US Small and Medium Business public relations as part of the Global Communications team. Prior to that, she was responsible for global strategy in social media and community management, as well as marcom landing pages, as a member of Dell’s Global SMB Marketing, Brand and Creative team. When she was part of Dell’s Global Online group, Laura provided internal consulting that integrated online and social media opportunities with a focus on Corporate Communications and Investor Relations. She managed the home page of Dell.com, one of the top 500 global web sites in Alexa traffic rank, and first brought web feeds and podcasts to the ecommerce site. In her spare time she led Dell into the metaverse with the creation of Dell Island in the virtual world Second Life. Laura has earned the designation of Accredited Business Communicator from the International Association of Business Communicators, and received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Louisiana State University. Before joining Dell Financial Services in 2000, she worked at the Texas Workforce Commission and PepsiCo Food Systems Worldwide.