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Motorola Ventures MidWest
1303 E. Algonquin Road
Schaumburg, IL, 60196


Managing Director
Managing Director
Managing Director
Investment Manager
Investment Manager
Investment Manager
Senior Administrative Assistant


Motorola Solutions Venture Capital

Motorola Ventures helps turn great new ideas into thriving businesses. They are not a lab, but like one, they are about discovery. They focus on opportunities that complement Motorola’s total business strategy. They evaluate “new idea companies,” the people and technologies behind them and the vision they bring. They identify cutting-edge technology investments that will help them to achieve the best solutions to fit their customers’ needs. Every investment is a strategic alliance encapsulated by vision, creativity, and business acumen. Bringing together talent and sharing dreams allows them to achieve more together than they can alone.

Motorola Ventures represents a diversified portfolio with a typical investment ranging from $3 million to $5 million. Their purpose is to nurture a venture company through its critical phases of start-up, growth and expansion. In addition to providing financial support, they offer business and technology expertise, market leadership and brand recognition to growing companies with compelling business plans. In turn, the companies they invest in introduce us to new ideas, new technologies and new markets. The result - strategic and financial value and, ultimately, competitive advantage.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Revionics 2/2014Venture Round1
ByteLight 10/2013Series A$3M5
Canvas 5/2013Series C$4M2
BriefCam 3/2013Series C$6.5M1
Retailigence 3/2013Series B$6.3M4
TRX Systems 11/2012Series A$2M3
SST Inc. (Formerly ShotSpotter) 10/2012Venture Round$12M6
Fixmo 8/2012Venture Round1
IQ Engines 6/2012Series B$3.8M2
Zephyr Technology 5/2012Series C$8.86M3
Onavo 1/2012Series B$10M4
Retailigence 1/2012Venture Round$2.6M1
MicroPower Technologies 1/2012Venture Round$6.5M1
WorldMate 1/2012Series D$2.8M4
Retailigence 9/2011Series A$2.6M5
Canvas 7/2011Series B$1.2M1
Nearbuy Systems 7/2011Venture Round$1M4
Scanbuy 4/2011Venture Round$5M2
Kineto Wireless 11/2010Debt$3M4
Cleversafe 10/2010Series C$31.4M3
KXEN 6/2010Series D$8M5
INVIDI Technologies 5/2010Series D$23M7
Zenverge 4/2010Series C$30M4
Apprion 3/2010Series C$8M5
TuneWiki 2/2010Series B$7M6
Scanbuy 2/2010Venture Round1
Sensitive Object 12/2009Series B$6.04M2
Cedar Point Communications 12/2009Debt$2M8
Sequans Communications 11/2009Venture Round2
GreenPeak Technologies 10/2009Series B$19M5
Dilithium Networks 10/2009Venture Round$10.9M6
Ruckus 9/2009Series F$10.7M5
Amimon 7/2009Venture Round$10M5
Zephyr Technology 7/2009Series B$2M1
ZoomSystems 2/2009Series E$20M6
Lumidigm 1/2009Series C$7M9
Dexterra 10/2008Venture Round$21.5M6
OpenCloud 7/2008Series B$10M4
VirtualLogix 4/2008Series C1
DesignArt Networks 2/2008Series B3
Intelleflex 12/2007Series C$15.5M6
Inside Secure. 12/2007Series C$44.4M11
Ruckus Wireless 11/2007Series E$7.5M8
BDNA 10/2007Series D$20M4
Zenverge 10/2007Series B$15M3
mFoundry 10/2007Series C$15M6
BroadLight 9/2007Series E$12M9
AmberPoint 4/2007Venture Round$9M5
Dexterra 2/2007Venture Round$36M6
Dexterra 2/2007Series E$36M6
AirClic 2/2007Series C$12.5M3
Tango Networks 2/2007Series A$25M5
SkyBitz 2/2007Series D$10M6
OpenCloud 1/2007Series A$10M3
Mobile Complete 12/2006Venture Round$10M2
Dilithium Networks 11/2006Series D$16.8M5
Extricom 10/2006Series C$12M4
Ruckus Wireless 10/2006Venture Round$16M3
Ruckus 10/2006Series D$16M2
ZoomSystems 10/2006Series D$35M4
NextNine 9/2006Series C$10M7
Handmark 9/2006Series B$5M5
Aligo 6/2006Venture Round$7.92M4
Avvenu 6/2006Venture Round$1.5M3
GreenPeak Technologies 5/2006Venture Round$11.1M4
AmberPoint 3/2006Series D$19.3M6
Apertio 2/2006Series B$30M6
Dexterra 2/2006Series D$18M5
Anam Mobile 2/2006Series B$16.9M3
Extricom 1/2006Series C$3M2
Spotwave Wireless 1/2006Venture Round$10M7
ColorChip 1/2006Venture Round$7.2M6
BroadLight 11/2005Series D$10M8
Lumidigm 10/2005Series B$8.1M7
Molecular Imprints 9/2005Series C$17M6
Dexterra 8/2005Series C$11M5
Navini Networks 8/2005Series E$13.4M6
Cedar Point Communications 8/2005Series D$15M8
BDNA 4/2005Series C$12.5M4
Digital Safety Technologies 4/2005Venture Round$41.1M5
Dilithium Networks 3/2005Series C$18M6
Lumus 1/2005Series B$6M2
Dilithium Networks 4/2003Series B$10M5
Viewpoint Digital 2/1992Venture Round$2M1



  1. Revionics Receives Investment from Motorola Solutions Venture Capital ( [edit]
  2. ByteLight Raises $3M in Series A Funding ( [edit]
  3. Canvas Closes $4M in Series C Funding ( [edit]
  4. BriefCam Scores Investment from Motorola ( [edit]
  5. Retailigence Raises $6.3M in Series B Funding ( [edit]
  6. TRX Systems Raises Nearly $2M in Series A ( [edit]
  7. Motorola Solutions VC Invests in ShotSpotter's $12M Round ( [edit]
  8. Fixmo Receives Investment from Motorola Solutions Venture Capital ( [edit]
  9. IQ Engines Raises $3.8M in Series B Funding ( [edit]
  10. SEC ( [edit]
  11. TechCrunch ( [edit]
  12. Retailigence raises $2.6M from Motorola Solutions VC ( [edit]
  13. MicroPower Technologies Raises $6.5M from Motorola Solutions Venture Capital ( [edit]
  14. VC Funding: Q1 2012 [edit]
  15. Motorola Solutions Venture Capital Invests in Retailigence’s $2.6 Million Funding Round ( [edit]
  16. Mobile App Development Startup Canvas Raises $1.2M From Motorola And Others ( [edit]
  17. Nearbuy Nabs A Cool Million From Motorola Ventures, Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors, And More ( [edit]
  18. Mobile Barcode Company Scanbuy Secures $5 Million In Funding ( [edit]
  19. Kineto Wireless gets $3M to improve mobile phone coverage ( [edit]
  20. Cleversafe Receives $31.4 Million in Funding to Drive Continued Company Expansion and Growth ( [edit]
  21. KXEN Secures $8 Million in Series D Funding ( [edit]
  22. Google Leads $23 Million Round In TV Ad Startup Invidi ( [edit]
  23. Zenverge Closes $30 Million Series C Financing Led by Battery Ventures ( [edit]
  24. Apprion Obtains $8,000,000 Series C Funding Round ( [edit]
  25. Social Music Player TuneWiki Raises Funding From Motorola Ventures, Others ( [edit]
  26. Mobile Barcode Company Scanbuy Raises Funding From Motorola Ventures, Others ( [edit]
  27. Motorola Invests in Sensitive Object ( [edit]
  28. Cedar Point pulls in $2M in debt funding ( [edit]
  29. Sequans Secures Funding from Alcatel-Lucent and Motorola Ventures for LTE Development ( [edit]
  30. GreenPeak secures €13M (US$19M) in Series B funding ( [edit]
  31. Dilithium lands $10.9M for wireless multimedia systems ( [edit]
  32. Ruckus nabs $10.7M for Wi-Fi for internet TV ( [edit]
  33. Amimon raises $10 million for high-definition video wireless networking ( [edit]
  34. Zephyr Technology Corp.: Series B $2M ( [edit]
  35. Zoom Systems Secures $20 Million In Financing ( [edit]
  36. [edit]
  37. Dexterra Secures $21.5 Million Funding Round Led by New Enterprise Associates ( [edit]
  38. OpenCloud announces $10 million investment to drive commercial delivery ( [edit]
  39. Motorola Invests in VirtualLogix ( [edit]
  40. Press Release ( [edit]
  41. VentureBeat ( [edit]
  42. Nokia Growth Partners leads Series C investment round in INSIDE Contactless ( [edit]
  43. Ruckus Wireless raises $7.5M more for IPTV router ( [edit]
  44. DNA Closes $20M in Latest Funding Round, Appoints New Chief Executive ( [edit]
  45. SEC ( [edit]
  46. MFoundry, mobile financial services company, raises $15M more. ( [edit]
  47. BroadLight, optical communications co, raises $12M more. ( [edit]
  48. Amberpoint raises $9M for SOA runtime governance software ( [edit]
  49. Dexterra Closes $36 Million Funding Round Led by New Enterprise Associates ( [edit]
  50. 3rd Big Wireless Field Worker App Funding This Week - Dexterra Raises $35M+ ( [edit]
  51. AirClic Secures $12.5 Million in Venture Capital Funding ( [edit]
  52. Tango Networks Secures $25 Million Series A Funding ( [edit]
  53. SkyBitz Secures $10 mil. in Series D Funding and Announces Key Appointments to Board of Directors ( [edit]
  54. OpenCloud receives $10million from Advent Venture Partners, Motorola and No 8 Ventures to accelerate global adoption of JAIN SLEE ( [edit]
  55. Mobile Complete, a handset testing service, raises around $10M ( [edit]
  56. Dilithium, a broadband and wireless video co., raises $16.77M ( [edit]
  57. Extricom Lands US$12 Million Series C Financing ( [edit]
  58. Investors Put $16M in Ruckus ( [edit]
  59. Ruckus Wireless has raised $16M for TV WiFi ( [edit]
  60. [edit]
  61. NextNine Closes Financing Round Led by Motorola Ventures ( [edit]
  62. Handmark Closes Series B Funding ( [edit]
  63. EDGAR [edit]
  64. EDGAR [edit]
  65. EDGAR [edit]
  66. EDGAR [edit]
  67. [edit]
  68. Dexterra to Snag Cash and CFO ( [edit]
  69. EDGAR [edit]
  70. EDGAR [edit]
  71. Spotwave Continues Growth: Closes $10 Million in Venture ( [edit]
  72. ( [edit]
  73. BroadLight Closes $10 Million Series D Financing Led by Motorola ( [edit]
  74. Lumidigm secures US$8.1 Million funding ( [edit]
  76. Dexterra Acquires Mobile Java Company Octaneware Also Receives $11 Million Funding ( [edit]
  77. VC: Wireless Networks and Mobile Content ( [edit]
  78. Cedar Point adds $15 M to coffers ( [edit]
  79. BDNA Corporation Announces $12.5 Million in Funding; Ossama Hassanein of Newbury Ventures, Pat House of Siebel Systems, and Ernie von Simson of Ostriker von Simson Join Board of IT Governance Software Vendor ( [edit]
  80. EDGAR [edit]
  81. Dilithium Secures $18M ( [edit]
  82. EDGAR [edit]
  83. Motorola, Ericsson Back $10M Series B Funding for Dilithium Networks ( [edit]
  84. Citation Needed [add]
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