Data is growing and evolving every day. Western Digital Capital supports and collaborates with smart, innovative startups to reshape how data is captured, preserved, accessed and transformed.
Our approach is to unite people and ideas to challenge the status quo and make the future of data a reality. We’re leveraging our capital, expertise, and industry connections to unlock the full potential of our future.
Western Digital Capital partners with innovative startups that improve how data is generated, saved, managed, and consumed. Focused on North America, Israel, Europe, and India, our markets include data centers, cloud, mobile, automotive, gaming, and PC, with application interest in AI/ML, Big Data, memory, storage systems, and data orchestration.
Our team includes investment bankers, venture capitalists, analysts, lawyers, consultants, mathematicians, scientists, and engineers with in-depth knowledge of technology, the storage ecosystem, and their impacts on our daily lives.
Together we provide strategic insights to facilitate business unit partnership opportunities for companies to profitably accelerate their growth.
Amir Fridman, Senior Director,
Corporate Investments EMEA
Kaushik Roy, Senior Director,
Corporate Investments USA, India
Lokesh Ayireddy, Director,
Corporate Investments India
Dan Steere, Senior Vice President,
Global Managing Director
Siva Sivaram, President
We are committed to driving innovation. We do that by investing in startups that are shaping the future of data storage in data center, edge, consumer and memory devices.
Developer of a data storage device designed to store data in DNA formats.
WekaIO helps companies manage, scale and futureproof their data center so they can solve real problems that impact the world. WekaIO Matrix™, the world’s fastest shared parallel file system and WekaIO’s flagship product, leapfrogs legacy storage infrastructures by delivering simplicity, scale, and the best performance density per U, for a fraction of the cost. In the cloud or on-premises, WekaIO’s NVMe-native high-performance software-defined storage solution removes the barriers between the data and the compute layer, thus accelerating artificial intelligence, machine learning, genomics, research, and analytics workloads.
Provider of cloud-based storage services intended to serve enterprises.
Ethernovia is virtualizing vehicle communication to enable the software defined vehicle.
Niron’s Clean Earth Magnet technology will enable mass production of high performance permanent magnets based entirely on low-cost, sustainable input materials.
Kinara has an ultra low power processor that is built from the ground up to run Deep Learning and other computer vision algorithms. Offering 100% programmability, Kinara's processor can support all computer vision CNNs. They've built a full stack of complementary software that enable low power and real time processing.
Komprise, an industry-leader in intelligent data management across clouds, empowers businesses to efficiently manage today’s massive scale of data growth while unlocking its value. The Komprise mission is to radically simplify data management through intelligent automation. Komprise partners include IBM, Western Digital, NetApp, EMC, and several others. Komprise is used by enterprises to intelligently manage data at scale.
Pliops is creating a new category of product that enables cloud and enterprise data centers access data up to 50X faster with 1/10th the power consumption and computational load. This is done by collapsing multiple inefficient layers into one ultra-fast device based on its inventive technology. Pliops' solution solves the scalability challenges raised by data explosion and the increasing requirements of AI and ML applications.
Codasip delivers leading-edge processor IP and high-level design tools that provide ASIC designers with all the advantages of the RISC-V open-standard ISA, along with the unique ability to automatically optimize the processor IP. As a founding member of the RISC-V Foundation and a long-term supplier of LLVM and GNU-based processor solutions, Codasip is committed to open standards for embedded processors.