Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the formation of Mellanox Capital, a global investment arm, to provide equity investments in leading technology start-ups and companies worldwide.
Mellanox Capital will make investments in start-ups and technology companies that focus on innovative approaches to storage, compute, virtualization, cloud infrastructure, Big Data, enterprise application platforms, and embedded solutions. Portfolio companies will benefit from Mellanox s investment via access to a broad product portfolio from a recognized leader in data center interconnect solutions, world-class technology and process expertise, business relationships, customer introductions and an expanded channel for their products and services, as well as financial support , strategic insights and market intelligence.
As a key component of Mellanox s innovation strategy, equity investments will provide us with access to technologies, markets, applications and key innovations influencing the data center as well as the high-performance interconnect market, said Eyal Waldman, president and CEO of Mellanox Technologies. Mellanox Capital will enhance our relationships with entrepreneurs, opening doors to new markets, customers, alliances, co-investors, and emerging technologies.
Mellanox Capital will be managed by Nimrod Gindi, managing director of Mellanox Capital, and directed by the Technology Committee of the Mellanox s board of directors. In performing due diligence and supporting portfolio companies, the Mellanox Capital team can leverage the myriad of technical, process, and industry expertise that currently exist within Mellanox s business units and research and development programs.