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Qualcomm Ventures

Qualcomm Ventures (QCV) was formed and began funding in 2000, with a $500-million fund commitment to make strategic investments in early-stage high-technology ventures.

Since then, QCV has funded numerous companies in the wireless sector, and set up several exclusive regional funds to spur development in key strategic markets, including a $60-million fund in Korea, a $30-million fund in Japan, a $100-million fund in China and a €100-million fund in Europe.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Ineda Systems 4/2014Series B$17M5
goBalto 3/2014Venture Round$5M4
Welltok 2/2014Series C$22M7
Noom 2/2014Series A$7M6
Fon 1/2014Venture Round$14M1
Deck App Technologies 12/2013Seed$600k2
StarMaker Interactive 12/2013Series A$4M2
Practice Fusion 12/2013Series D$15M5
Magisto 10/2013Series C$13M4
TabTale 10/2013Series B$12M3
Lookout 10/2013Series E$55M9
Divide 10/2013Series B$12M5
Fitbit 8/2013Series D$43M5
Grand Cru 7/2013Venture Round$11M3
SEWORKS 7/2013Series A$2M2
Kaleo Software 7/2013Seed$1.5M5
Tempo AI 6/2013Series A$10M10
Wrapp 6/2013Series B$15M6
Pelican Imaging 5/2013Series C$20M5
Yebhi 4/2013Venture Round$12M4
Bitbar 4/2013Venture Round$3M5
Playdek 3/2013Series A$3.8M7
iOnRoad 3/2013Seed$150k1
Matterport 3/2013Seed$5.6M7
Verve Mobile 2/2013Series C$14M3
Dexetra 1/2013Series A$1M2
Zoom Video Communications 1/2013Series A$6M2
ChaCha 1/2013Venture Round$14M3
Streetline 1/2013Series C$25M5
goBalto 12/2012Series B$12M4
Noom 12/2012Venture Round$2.6M3
Plivo 12/2012Seed$1.75M5
Apalya 12/2012Series C$8M4
Heyzap 12/2012Series B$4.3M2
Playnery 11/2012Series A$3.7M3
Validity Sensors 10/2012Series E$20M5
Capillary Technologies 9/2012Series A$15.5M3
Avalanche Technology 7/2012Series D$30M6
SteelHouse 7/2012Venture Round$8.25M6
Yebhi 7/2012Series C$18M4
Fiksu 7/2012Series B$10M2
AliveCor 6/2012Series B$10.5M4
Tango 4/2012Series C$38.1M2
BlueStacks 4/2012Venture Round1
Videoplaza 2/2012Series B$12M2
Avalanche Technology 1/2012Series C$11.5M6
Livescribe 1/2012Series C$10M9
blippar 1/2012Seed1
Livescribe 1/2012Series C$3.3M7
Supernova 2012Series A$6M3
PowerCloud Systems 12/2011Series B$6M1
Sotera Wireless 12/2011Series D$12.2M4
Tempo AI 12/2011Seed$2.5M12
Noom 12/2011Seed1
Divide 10/2011Series A$11M3
ThinkNear 8/2011Seed$1.63M14
AliveCor 8/2011Series A$3M3
Edupath 8/2011Series A1
blinkbox music 7/2011Venture Round4
Gaikai 7/2011Series C$30M5
ChaCha 1/2011Venture Round$3M1
Apalya 1/2011Series B$7.5M4
TouchPal 1/2011Series B2
Embee Mobile 1/2011Venture Round3
Argyle Data 10/2010Series B$4M3
Livescribe 9/2010Series C$39M9
Validity Sensors 7/2010Series D$12.6M5
Zeebo 5/2010Venture Round$8M1
Sotera Wireless 4/2010Series C$10.8M4
Arieso 4/2010Venture Round$2.21M4
Avaak 3/2010Series B$10M4
Clicker 2/2010Series B$11M4
Supernova 2010Seed$2.2M3
Pantech 8/2009Private Equity$76.3M1
Streamezzo 5/2009Series D$5.45M6
Arieso 3/2009Venture Round£1M2
Validity Sensors 3/2009Series C$10M4
CE Info Systems 2/2009Series C$9M4
Tela Innovations 12/2008Series B$5.5M3
LocalResponse 10/2008Series A$3.2M4
InvenSense 4/2008Series C$19M4
obopay 4/2008Series D$20M10
Sotera Wireless 3/2008Series B$20.3M4
Digital Orchid 2/2008Venture Round$245k3
Digit Wireless 2/2008Venture Round$4M2
Arieso 2/2008Venture Round£3M4
Validity Sensors 12/2007Series B$20M3
Novarra 7/2007Venture Round$50M4
Kirusa 7/2007Series C$13.3M5
Discera 3/2007Series C$17.5M6
Amp'd Mobile 3/2007Series E$107M11
Aicent 3/2007Series C$14.3M2
InvenSense 1/2007Series B$11M3
Validity Sensors 10/2006Series A$20M8
Bitfone Corporation 7/2006Series D1
Streamezzo 4/2006Series B$18.1M7
Amp'd Mobile 4/2006Series C$150M12
Location Labs 10/2005Series B$4M4
Discera 9/2005Venture Round$7M4
Digit Wireless 3/2005Series C$6M3
Bitfone Corporation 2/2005Series C1
Jamdat Mobile 10/2003Series D1
Jamdat Mobile 9/2002Series C1
Jamdat Mobile 3/2001Series B1
PayPal 4/2000Series C$100M14



  1. Ineda Systems Raises $17M in Series B Funding ( [edit]
  2. goBalto raises $5M to help pharma better manage clinical trials ( [edit]
  3. Welltok Raises $22.1M in Series C Funding ( [edit]
  4. Noom Closes $7M Series A Funding ( [edit]
  5. Crowdsourced WiFi Network Fon Picks Up $14M Led By Qualcomm, Adds Facebook Integration ( [edit]
  6. Deck, A Cloud-Based Presentation App From India, Raises $600K From Qualcomm, Hotmail Co-Founder ( [edit]
  7. StarMaker Interactive Raises $4M in Series A Funding ( [edit]
  8. Practice Fusion Adds Another $15M From Qualcomm To Help Fuel Growth, Acquisitions & Mobile Push ( [edit]
  9. Social Video Startup Magisto Raises $13 Million From Qualcomm And Sandisk ( [edit]
  10. TabTale Raises $12M in Funding ( [edit]
  11. Cloud Security: Mobile Startup Lookout Gets $55M Led By Deutsche Telekom To Go Global & Target Enterprise ( [edit]
  12. Divide Raises $12M in Series B Funding ( [edit]
  13. Fitbit Raises $43 Million From Qualcomm Ventures, SAP Ventures, And SoftBank Capital ( [edit]
  14. Finland’s Next Gaming Phenom? Grand Cru Raises $11M From Idinvest, Qualcomm, Nokia Growth ( [edit]
  15. besuccess ( [edit]
  16. Kaleo Closes $1.5M Funding ( [edit]
  17. Aiming To Become The ‘Valedictorian’ Of Smart Calendar Apps, Tempo Raises $10M ( [edit]
  18. Swedish social gifting service Wrapp reportedly secures $15m Series B ( [edit]
  19. Pelican Imaging Closes $20M Series C Funding ( [edit]
  20. Yebhi raises $12M bridge round from existing investors ( [edit]
  21. Bitbar Raises $3M From Qualcomm, Creathor, DFJ Esprit, And Finnvera For Its Testdroid Mobile App Testing Platform ( [edit]
  22. Playdek Closes $3.8M Series A To Build A Digital Community Where Tabletop Gamers Can Feel At Home ( [edit]
  23. iOnRoad Wins QPrize; Receives $150K ( [edit]
  24. Matterport Raises $5.6M Series A Financing ( [edit]
  25. Location-Centric Mobile Ad Network Verve Closes $14M From Qualcomm, Nokia Growth Partners ( [edit]
  26. Sequoia And Qualcomm Put $1 Million+ Into Dexetra, Makers Of Friday, The Search Engine For Your Life ( [edit]
  27. Zoom Raises $6M Series A, Launches Version 1.0 Of Its Radically Different Virtual Conferencing Tool ( [edit]
  28. With 2B Questions Answered, Q&A Vet ChaCha Gets Another $14M To Be The Quora For The Common Man [Video] ( [edit]
  29. Streetline Raises $25M Round Led By True Ventures To Bring Real-Time Parking Data To Cities And Drivers ( [edit]
  31. Noom raises $2.6M helps users zoom down a pant size ( [edit]
  32. YC-Backed Telephony Startup Plivo Raises $1.75M From Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures, Qualcomm Inc. & SV Angel ( [edit]
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  34. Mobile Gaming Platform Heyzap Confirms $4.3M Round From Union Square And Qualcomm ( [edit]
  35. Korean 3D games maker and Zynga partner Playnery lands $3.7 million in fresh funding ( [edit]
  36. Validity Sensors Raising $20M From Qualcomm, TeleSoft To Bring Fingerprint Security To Mobile Payments ( [edit]
  37. Capillary Technologies Raises $15.5 Million Series A Investment From Norwest Venture Partners and Sequoia Capitalf ( [edit]
  38. Avalanche Amasses $30M to Bring MRAM Mainstream ( [edit]
  39. SteelHouse Takes in $8.25 Million to Expand Best-in-Class Behavioral Analytics and Real Time Ad Targeting Platform ( [edit]
  40. raises $18M in Series C funding led by Fidelity, Qualcomm Ventures ( [edit]
  41. Fiksu Raises $10M From Qualcomm Ventures, Charles River To Help Mobile App Makers Get Users ( [edit]
  42. AliveCor Raises $10.5M in Series B Financing ( [edit]
  43. Tango video chat gets $40M from Qualcomm and Access, scores 45M users in 18 months ( [edit]
  44. BlueStacks Receives Investment from Qualcomm Ventures ( [edit]
  45. Videoplaza secures $12 million for ad platform led by Qualcomm, Innovacom ( [edit]
  46. Semiconductor startup Avalanche closes $11.5M funding round ( [edit]
  47. Livescribe names Gilles Bouchard as CEO and raises $10M ( [edit]
  48. Blippar Raises Seed Funding From Qualcomm For Mobile Augmented Reality Technology ( [edit]
  49. VC Funding: Q1 2012 [edit]
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  51. PARC Spin-Out PowerCloud Systems Raises $6 Million From Qualcomm ( [edit]
  52. Sotera Wireless Completes $12.2 Million Series D Financing, Signs Agreement With Cerner ( [edit]
  53. Aiming To Become The ‘Valedictorian’ Of Smart Calendar Apps, Tempo Raises $10M ( [edit]
  54. [edit]
  55. Enterprise Mobile Computing Platform Enterproid Raises $11M From Google Ventures, Comcast And Qualcomm ( [edit]
  56. ThinkNear Closes $1.6M Seed Financing ( [edit]
  57. AliveCor Turns Mobile Devices Into Low-Cost Heart Monitors, Raises $3 Million ( [edit]
  58. Citation Needed [add]
  59. we7 Closes New Funding Round ( [edit]
  60. Cloud-Based Game Streaming Service Gaikai Raises $30M From Qualcomm, NEA And Others ( [edit]
  61. Qualcomm Invests $3 Million In Q&A Service ChaCha ( [edit]
  62. Apalya Technologies Raises $7.5 million in Series-B Funding ( [edit]
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  64. Qualcomm Ventures ( [edit]
  65. uCirrus Raises $4 Million For Datastream Processing Software ( [edit]
  66. Livescribe Secures $39 Million in Series C Financing Round ( [edit]
  67. Biometric startup Validity Sensors locks up $12.6M to keep PCs safe ( [edit]
  68. Wireless Game Player For Emerging Markets Zeebo Raises $8M ( [edit]
  69. Sotera Wireless Raises $10.75 Million ( [edit]
  70. Arieso raises $2.21 million in venture funding ( [edit]
  71. Qualcomm leads $10M round for Vue personal video network gear ( [edit]
  72. Clicker Raises Another $11 Million To Become The TV Guide Of Online Video, SEC ( [edit]
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  74. Qualcomm acquires take in South Korea’s no.3 handset manufacturer, Pantech ( [edit]
  75. Streamezzo Raises EUR4M in Investment Round and Welcomes Innovacom as New Investor ( [edit]
  76. Oxford Capital Partners Source [edit]
  77. Capital Report Index [edit]
  78. $9 Million Investment for MapmyIndia ( [edit]
  79. EDGAR [edit]
  80. VC Funding: 2014 Source [edit]
  81. InvenSense takes on $19M for phone motion sensing ( [edit]
  82. Obopay takes $20M for mobile payment software ( [edit]
  84. Digital Orchid raises $245,292 for mobile lotteries ( [edit]
  86. Oxford Capital Partners Source [edit]
  87. Validity raises $20M for fingerprint scanners ( [edit]
  88. Novarra raises $50M from Qualcomm, others ( [edit]
  89. Indian VC firms invest in Kirusa of US ( [edit]
  90. Discera lands timing chip partner; VC funding ( [edit]
  91. VentureBeat ( [edit]
  92. Aicent, a mobile data network service co., raises $14.3M ( [edit]
  94. Validity Sensors raises $20M more for fingerprint sensors ( [edit]
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  96. EDGAR [edit]
  97. Amp’d Mobile Rings Up $150 Million In New Funding ( [edit]
  98. TechCrunch [edit]
  99. EDGAR [edit]
  100. Digit Wireless Secures Additional Funding ( [edit]
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  105. PR Newswire ( [edit]
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