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During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to the US, Qualcomm Ventures decided to invest upto $150 million in startups based out of India. Fulfilling on that promise, Qualcomm recently invested in its first venture under the said $150 million strategic fund. The venture firm today announced an investment of $10 million in Attune Technologies, […]
20 Oct 2015
In his second visit to the US and first by an Indian PM to Silicon Valley in last three decades, Narendra Modi has innovation, technology, startups at the top of his agenda. Innovation, technology, start-ups and community programme on the agenda as PM @narendramodi reaches San Jose. pic.twitter.com/GPjHXvFw3c — PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 26, 2015 […]
27 Sep 2015
Entrepreneurs rarely announce funding on a Sunday. But today is an exception. Home focused healthcare platform Portea announced that it has raised $37.5 million Series B round led by existing investor – Accel and International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group; Qualcomm Ventures, and Ventureast. Following the round, Arun Mathew of Accel […]
20 Sep 2015
Reverie Technologies, a Bengaluru-based company that offers local language technology solutions, has raised USD 4 million in its Series A funding from Aspada and Qualcomm Ventures. “We are excited to have Aspada Investment Company and Qualcomm Ventures as our investors. Aspada has been investing in exceptional innovations that solve hard problems and Qualcomm Ventures were […]
31 Aug 2015
YourStory, India’s largest entrepreneur-focused media tech company, announced on Monday its first round of funding from marquee investors, Kalaari Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, T V Mohandas Pai and Ratan Tata. The investment comes at a time when YourStory, the single most definitive storytelling platform in the country for entrepreneurs, innovators and change makers, is taking its boldest step yet. […]
20 Aug 2015
YourStory, India’s largest entrepreneur-focused media tech company, announced on Monday its first round of funding from marquee investors, Kalaari Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, T V Mohandas Pai and Ratan Tata. The investment comes at a time when YourStory, the single most definitive storytelling platform in the country for entrepreneurs, innovators and change makers, is taking its […]
18 Aug 2015
YourStory, India’s largest media tech company for entrepreneurs, big and small, today announced its Series A funding led by Kalaari Capital, with participation from Qualcomm Ventures, T V Mohandas Pai and Ratan Tata.This is the first investment into the company. YourStory has been the single most definitive storytelling platform for entrepreneurs, innovators and change makers since 2008. […]
17 Aug 2015
I clearly remember the day in August, 2008. I tell a gathering of entrepreneurs in Mumbai, that I am going to start a venture which will tell stories of entrepreneurs who are not superstars yet but have the spark, drive and hope. A few entrepreneurs say, ‘DO IT’. Most of the experts present say, ‘IT […]
17 Aug 2015
The winners of the prestigious Seed Investment competition QPrize 2015 were announced at MobileSparks today. The winner included MyPoolin, which received the seed capital of $250,000. Flip Technologies was chosen as the runners up and received seed investment of $100,000. These early stage companies will enjoy exposure to venture capitalists and to the ecosystem as […]
08 Aug 2015
Birds EyeSystems, based in Mumbai, and 12 other cities, lets users manage their commute time by giving them real-time updates of the traffic. The startup hopes to expand to 30 cities this year.
21 Jul 2015
There has been a massive influx of digital technology into India recently. With the penetration of smartphones in Tier II and Tier III cities, Indians are using the internet like never before.
17 Jul 2015
B2B startups are not sexy, but have to be a solid business proposition. You have to work for 10 years to be an overnight success in B2B!
13 Jul 2015
In the retail industry, it goes without saying that the customer is the king. Companies have learnt that just offering an amazing product or solution is not enough to give the customer complete satisfaction.
10 Jul 2015
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), through its venture investment arm, Qualcomm Ventures has announced the fifth edition of its coveted QPrize™ International Seed Investment competition. Qualcomm Ventures has been investing in promising startups since its inception in 2000. They have scripted several success stories like Fitbit, PayPal, Waze, and Capillary among others. The goal of QPrize […]
05 Jul 2015
Coming out of stealth mode after two years since inception, coupled with two massive rounds of funding totaling to $70million that’s Cohesity for you. Founded by an Indian, Mohit Aron, Cohesity intends to redefine the way we think and operate with secondary storage – including data protection, archival, DevOps and analytics on an infinitely scalable […]
24 Jun 2015
Two of Bangalore’s favourite products – startups and beer – came together at the Arbor Brewing House for the TiE Mobile Product Showcase this week. The Showcase is a monthly event organised by TiE Bangalore to help entrepreneurs showcase their products and get feedback from an expert panel of investors and business leaders. The elevator […]
02 Apr 2015
Mobile has been on every entrepreneur’s mind for a couple of years now. Being the first screen for the millions of users now coming online, building for mobile makes a lot of sense, especially in the emerging economies. And VCs also recognise this opportunity and have been bullish about investing in mobile first or mobile […]
05 Jan 2015
Mobile, mobile, mobile. Mobile is everywhere and we’ve stressed enough on that. But how does this rise of mobile affect adjacent markets? This is what Karthee Madasamy, MD, Qualcomm Ventures talked about at MobileSparks 2014, YourStory’s mobile conference where some of the best discoveries in the field of mobile are made. In this video, Karthee […]
03 Jan 2015