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.

Timeline

July 12, 2020

Qualcomm Ventures picks up 0.15 per cent stake in Jio Platforms for Rs 730 crore.

2000

Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Zoom (company)

A computer software company providing remote conferencing services to businesses and organizations. Zoom is a San Jose, California-based company founded in 2011 by Eric S. Yuan.

Communication
San Jose, California
Cloudflare

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

Internet
San Francisco
Matterport

U.S-based 3D media technology company providing worldwide end-to-end virtual media solutions.

Computer Vision
Sunnyvale, California
QuintoAndar

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.

Property
São Paulo
Heyzap

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.

Machine learning
San Francisco
SentinelOne

U.S-based company providing endpoint security software globally.

Artificial intelligence (AI)
Mountain View, Contra Costa County, California
AnyVision

A software company using artificial intelligence to create a computer vision platform for customer onboarding and security. It was founded in 2015 and is located in Holon, Israel.

Computer Vision
Tel Aviv
Plivo

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.

Application programming interface (API)
San Francisco
Fitbit

Company producing activity trackers

Sleep
San Francisco
InvenSense

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

Semiconductor
San Jose, California
ScyllaDB

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

Palo Alto, California
AttackIQ

AttackIQ is an enterprise cloud computing and computer security company.

Cloud computing
Barcelona
SteelHouse

Company

Advertising
Culver City, California
Particle (company)

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

Consumer electronics
San Francisco
Fiksu (company)

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

Mobile advertising
Boston
Lookout (company)

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

Security
San Francisco
ThinkNear

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

Advertising
Los Angeles
Toss (company)

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

Financial services
Seoul
BlueStacks

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

Software
Campbell, California
August Home

August Home is a San Francisco-based company.

Security
San Francisco
TangoMe

Also known as Tango, TangoMe provides a mobile communications platform that enables users to connect with friends. It allows users to send free text messages, play games, and make free phone calls and video calls.

Communication
Mountain View, Contra Costa County, California
ChaCha (search engine)

ChaCha is a Carmel, Indiana-based advertising company.

Advertising
Carmel, Indiana
Blippar

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

Artificial intelligence (AI)
Chicago
Kirusa

Kirusa is a San Francisco-based public relations company.

Public relations
San Francisco
Shadowfax

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.

Supply chain management
India
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

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

Further reading

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Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Blue Canoe Learning

Extreme Vision

Idwall

MindTickle

Particle

ScyllaDB

Spire Global

THE VOID

Yunyinggu

Zongmu

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