Emerging Technologies and Corporate Investment
Keith R. Larson
Managing Director of Strategic Investments, Intel Capital, US
Keith Larson manages Intel’s minority equity investments in the Manufacturing and Emerging Technologies Sector. This includes investments in semiconductor equipment and materials, EDA tools, disruptive memories, biotech, and nanotech areas. Previously at Intel Capital he managed investments and identified strategic acquisition opportunities of networking, broadband, and storage building block-related companies. In 1996, Intel Corporation recruited Keith to its venture investing and acquisition group, now known as Intel Capital. In addition to several acquisitions, he and his team have invested in many successful companies including Berkeley Networks (acquired by Fore Systems), Globespan (GSPN), Recourse Technologies, Inc. (acquired by Symantec), Research in Motion (RIMM), Rocketchips (acquired by Xilinx), Telera (acquired by Alcatel), and XLNT Designs (acquired by Intel). Prior to joining Intel, Keith cofounded a $51 million venture capital fund (InterVen II, L.P.) where he was a general partner for over 9 years. Keith’s investments while at InterVen II included Protocol Systems, Inc. (PCOL), Northwest Pipe and Casing (NWPX), and Sports Incorporated (acquired by adidas America). He and Intel Capital were the focus of a Harvard Business School Case Study published in 2000 examining how Intel obtains strategic value from its investments. He is on the Board of Regents of the University of Portland, and was appointed by the Governor to the Oregon Council for Knowledge and Economic Development to advise the Legislature and Governor. He has been an Adjunct Professor at the Oregon Graduate Institute and Portland State University.