Entrepreneur Profile: Jacob Rosenbloom, Emprego Ligado

Jacob Rosenbloom, Co-founder and CEO of Emprego Ligado, a Brazil-based blue-collar labor marketplace, to learn more about working with multiple investors and the biggest opportunities for growing businesses in Latin America. LAVCA: Please summarize your business. Where are you headquartered and where else do you have operations? How did the company get started? Rosenbloom: Emprego Ligado is a blue-collar labor marketplace in Brazil with geo-location… » Read More

Predilytics Secures $10M Funding in Series C Round

BURLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Healthcare information technology company, Predilytics, today announced that it has secured $10M in additional funding in a Series C round led by Qualcomm Incorporated, through its venture investment group, Qualcomm Ventures. Existing investors Flybridge Capital Partners, Foundation Medical, and Highland Capital also participated in this round. “The healthcare industry is facing unprecedented challenges that require new powerful analytic… » Read More

Qualcomm invests in Chargemaster to deploy wireless charging in UK

Qualcomm, maker of the Halo wireless charging system, has invested in Chargemaster, a UK-based manufacturer and operator of EV charging stations. The move will accelerate the planned UK deployment of Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) technology, Chargemaster said. Chargemaster has produced more than 27,000 charging stations, and operates POLAR, the UK’s largest network of public charging points. The company sees a market for wireless charging… » Read More

Qualcomm Commits to Invest $40 Million into Several Promising Chinese Companies

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that it and its subsidiaries have committed to invest an aggregate of $40M into four Chinese companies and the China Walden Venture Investments, L.P. fund, which is primarily focused on investing in semiconductor or semiconductor-related companies with business in China. Qualcomm is pleased to announce that 7Invensun, an eye-tracking solution provider; Chukong Technologies, a mobile entertainment platform provider; inPlug,… » Read More

“SO BADASS YOU CAN’T BELIEVE IT” MAGIC LEAP RAISES $542 MILLION TO LAUNCH THE FUTURE OF COMPUTING

AN AMBITIOUS, STEALTHY STARTUP RECRUITS GOOGLE, QUALCOMM, AND VC AND HOLLYWOOD A-LISTERS TO BUILD NEXT-GEN AUGMENTED AND VIRTUAL REALITY. BY DAVID LIDSKY If you’re a card-carrying member of the Where’s my jetpack? school of innovation, lamenting every new messaging app as a sign of the bankrupt imagination of the tech world, this news is for you: There’s a company that, at best, you heard of… » Read More