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
hand holding a mobile device featuring Kasisto technology
Kasisto, the mobile virtual assistant for finance and commerce

Venture Partners

Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Horizon Ventures
Intel Capital
Khosla Ventures
Mayfield Fund
Menlo Ventures
Morgenthaler Ventures
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SRI has created and launched more than 60 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, Siri and Tempo AI.

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VentureBeat, Mar 6, 2016

VentureBeat noted "SRI has a storied past in technology, having created everything from liquid crystal displays (LCD) to eye-tracking technology, the mouse, ARPANET (the predecessor to the modern-day Internet), the digital fax machine, 9-1-1, virtual private networks, natural language speech...