Qualcomm Ventures

Founded 2000
Founders Paul E. Jacobs


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Total investments 387
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 257
Rounds per year 18.43
Lead investments 61
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 87
Key employees 15
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Mobile
  • Information Technology
  • Enterprise Software
  • Internet

Qualcomm Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2000. The main department of described VC is located in the San Diego. The venture was found in North America in United States. Qualcomm Ventures appeared to be a CVC structure as part of the corporation.

This organization was formed by Paul E. Jacobs. We also calculated 15 valuable employees in our database.

Considering the real fund results, this VC is 2 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018. Comparing to the other companies, this Qualcomm Ventures performs on 9 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The typical startup value when the investment from Qualcomm Ventures is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The fund is constantly included in 13-24 investment rounds annually. The high activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the Qualcomm Ventures, startups are often financed by Venrock, Oreilly AlphaTech Ventures, NGP Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Vertex Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Norwest Venture Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by New Enterprise Associates, Samsung Ventures, Intel Capital.

The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Xiaomi, PayPal, Zoom Communications. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Health Care, Information Technology.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Consumer Electronics
$100M01 Sep 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

High Definition Vehicle Insurance

Auto Insurance
Fleet Management
$32M18 Aug 2021 Chicago, Illinois, United States


Enterprise Software
Sales Automation
$100M05 Aug 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

inVia Robotics

Industrial Automation
Machine Learning
$30M28 Jul 2021 California, United States


$200M27 Jul 2021 Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel


Fleet Management
Information Technology
$35M21 Jul 2021 São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Resolution Games

Augmented Reality
Virtual Reality
$25M14 Jul 2021 Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden


Artificial Intelligence
Computer Vision
Facial Recognition
Machine Learning
$235M07 Jul 2021 Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel


Internet of Things
$15M29 Jun 2021 London, England, United Kingdom
DeepHow Raises $9M Pre-Series A Funding to Bridge the Skills Gap in the Manufacturing, Service, and Construction Industries

– DeepHow, the AI company that turns technical know-how into smart, how-to training videos, has closed $9M in pre-Series A funding.
Sierra Ventures, a specialist in early-stage VC funding, led the round with participation by Osage Venture Partners, Qualcomm Ventures LLC, and pre-seed investor Foothill Ventures.
– The company will use this additional funding to solidify its technical lead, accelerate its market expansion in Asia, and fuel its enterprise sales and marketing initiatives.

Humane Raises $100M in Series B Funding

– Humane, Inc. from San Francisco develops personal technology for the intelligence age.
– Company raised $100m in Series B funding round.
– The round was led by Tiger Global Management with participation from SoftBank Group, BOND, Forerunner Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures LLC, Sam Altman, Lachy Groom, Kindred Ventures, Marc Benioff’s TIME Ventures, Valia Ventures, NEXT VENTŪRES, Plexo Capital and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
– The new investment will be aimed at scaling operations.


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