SRI Ventures

BusinessWeek dubbed SRI International “Spin-Off City” — an innovation engine that creates new ventures and licenses based on its breakthrough technology.

Siri on an iPhone
Siri, the first virtual personal assistant (acquired by Apple, Inc.)
surgeon sitting at a Da Vinci Si Surgical System console.
Intuitive Surgical, the world leader in robotic-assisted surgery
Desti app on an iPhone
Desti, the smartest travel discovery and planning guide for the iPad.

SRI Venture Partners

Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Horizon Ventures
Intel Capital
Khosla Ventures
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Mayfield Fund
Menlo Ventures
Morgenthaler Ventures
*Partial list

SRI has created and launched more than 50 ventures, with a total market capitalization exceeding $20 billion. Every day, people around the world use innovative products that SRI pioneered, including the computer mouse, the Internet, high-definition television, and Siri, the first virtual personal assistant for the iPhone.

Our rigorous venture formation process is grounded in SRI's disciplined approach to value creation—the SRI Five Disciplines of Innovation. We also collaborate with top-tier venture capitalists, including those on our nVention Advisory Board, who receive an early look at our new venture concepts in return for their strategic guidance.

The result: a track record of successful spin-off companies such as Intuitive Surgical, Nuance Communications, Orchid Cellmark, and Tempo AI. Browse descriptions of our ventures by category, and

News & Events

Tempo AI logo
Huffington Post, Dec 12, 2013

Tempo, free for iOS, is one of the best smart calendars around. It comes with a high pedigree. Developed by SRI, the same company that invented Siri, Tempo pulls information from several sources into one convenient calendar.