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Qualcomm Ventures

Qualcomm Ventures

A corporate venture capital company from California that focuses on startups that develop next-generation technologies

Qualcomm Ventures is a corporate venture capital company from California that focuses on startups that develop next-generation technologies and will promote future growth for Qualcomm. Founded in San Diego, California by Paul E. Jacobs in 2000, it invests in seed, early stage and late stage ventures. It typically invests in Series B, Series C, Series D, and Series A rounds. Its portfolio companies include Extreme Vision, Bounce, Ninjacart, BaiCells Technologies and Idwall. 

Qualcomm Ventures has more than 140+ active companies in its portfolio and has generated significant financial returns, including six exits over a billion dollars: 99 Taxis, Cruise Automation, Fitbit, Invensense, NQ Mobile, Waze. 





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2000

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A web performance and security company providing services for the protection and acceleration of websites online.

QuintoAndar is a Brazilian company who offers an online rental platform which allows renters to find a rental without a co-signer, deposit or rental insurance and offers landlords protection against insolvent renters.

Heyzap is a mobile advertising platform that was acquired by Fyber for $45m in 2015. It was founded in 2008 and was located in San Francisco, California.

Plivo is a cloud-based Communications platform as a service (CPaaS) company headquartered in San Francisco, California. The company allows software developers to integrate phone calls, text messages, and other communication functions into their applications using its web service APIs.

Provider of the motiontracking™ sensor system on chip for consumer electronic

A software company offering a NoSQL database compatible with Apache Cassandra.

Particle is a San Francisco-based company founded by Zach Supalla.

Fiksu is a Boston-based mobile advertising company founded by Micah Adler.

Lookout is a cybersecurity company using predictive machine intelligence to analyze data to predict and stop mobile attacks to an individual or an enterprise.

ThinkNear is a Los Angeles-based company founded by Eli Portnoy.

Also known as Viva Republica, Toss provides a peer-to-peer mobile payments platform in Korea.

American technology company, and its android emulator for windows and mac

ChaCha is a Carmel, Indiana-based advertising company.

Blippar creates augmented reality experiences or provides users with the tools to build their own.

Kirusa is a San Francisco-based public relations company.

Shadowfax is online to offline (o2o) crowdsourced B2B delivery and third-party logistics service provider based in Bengaluru. It was founded by Indian Institute of Technology Delhi graduates Abhishek Bansal and Vaibhav Khandelwal in 2015.

Company which provides technology for the streaming of high-end video games

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Carlos Kokron

Managing Director



James Shen

Vice President & Managing Director



Keith Muhart

Senior Director of Marketing



Merav Weinryb

Managing Director



Patrick Eggen

Managing Director, North America



Varsha Tagare

Managing Director, India



Varun Jain

Head of Early-Stage Fund



Quinn Li

Senior Vice President & Global Head



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Quynh Nguyen
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DealStreetAsia
Qualcomm Ventures has led a Series B+ round in Chinese 5G solutions provider Baicells while CDH Investments has lead a Series A+ Round in iSpace.
Jordan Crook
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TechCrunch
Blippar, the U.K.-based AR startup that raised more than $130 million, may be nearing the end of the road. The company has been burning through cash in a bid to pivot in search of a profitable AR business model, and now shareholders are in dispute over whether to throw Blippar any more money to aid...

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