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Founders Andrew Viterbi Franklin P. Antonio Irwin Jacobs


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Total investments 92
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 70
Rounds per year 2.42
Lead investments 12
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 24
Key employees 15

Areas of investment

  • Mobile
  • Software
  • Wireless
  • Telecommunications
  • Manufacturing

Qualcomm appeared to be the Corporate Investor, which was created in 1985. The venture was found in North America in United States. The main office of represented Corporate Investor is situated in the San Diego.

This Qualcomm works on 1 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The important activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. When the investment is from Qualcomm the average startup value is 100-500 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 6 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year.

The current fund was established by Andrew Viterbi, Franklin P. Antonio, Irwin Jacobs. The overall number of key employees were 15.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Qualcomm, startups are often financed by Sequoia Capital, DFJ, Zone Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Sequoia Capital, Motorola Solutions, Redpoint. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Sequoia Capital, General Electric (GE), SoftBank Investment Advisers.

Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight SenseTime, Sharp, Link Motion. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Apps, Software.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Developer Platform
$11M01 Jun 2022 Los Angeles, California, United States


Health Care
04 Mar 2022 Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Mobile Apps
$50M21 Jun 2021 Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel


$46M26 Nov 2020 Shanghai, China


Consumer Electronics
Customer Service
Mobile Devices
Product Design
$230M11 Aug 2020 Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

Plume Design

Network Hardware
Smart Home
$60M25 Feb 2020 Palo Alto, California, United States


Travel Accommodations
$7M04 Jun 2019 Gurugram, Haryana, India


Artificial Intelligence
Cloud Storage
Data Center
Data Storage
Financial Services
Information Technology
Machine Learning
$31M14 May 2019 California, United States


Satellite Communication
$1B18 Mar 2019 England
InVia Robotics raises $30M for warehouse robotics push

– InVia Robotics, an industrial robotics company based in Los Angeles, California, announced it has raised $30 million in a series C round co-led by Microsoft’s M12 and Qualcomm, with participation from Hitachi.
– InVia says the new equity funding will be used to support its growth, specifically through adopting Qualcomm’s Robotics RB5 Platform and drawing on AI expertise from Hitachi and Microsoft.
– Companies are increasingly determined to improve warehouse automation in light of pandemic-related supply chain challenges. A recent Honeywell survey found that 14% of enterprises rank improving automation within their facilities as a top priority, while 37% rank it among their top three near-term goals. A separate report published in Forbes found that 96% of warehouse executives expect the warehouse automation value proposition to increase over the next three years.


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