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Global tech firms and investors are reshaping Latin America’s startup environment

Julie Ruvolo Contributor Julie Ruvolo, a former writer for TechCrunch, is the head of editorial content for the Latin American Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. More posts by this contri

Qualcomm announces investment in Mobike and eight other Chinese startups

Qualcomm is continuing its charm offensive in China, a critical market where it has suffered hard blows in recent years including a $1 billion anti-trust fine, after it announced a flurry of new inves

Australia’s Startmate accelerator announces its most recent class

As the startup tech scene blossoms in Australia, despite challenges like a small pool of local institutional investors and natural threats like the predatory Dropbear, one of the key components of its

Sense360 raises $7 million to track customers in fast food restaurants

Physical tracking in shops has been a global trend since at least 2013. Using a cell phone's location data and video monitoring, retailers have been tracking customers' movements through stores in an

AirMap raises $26 million to manage air traffic as drone use surges

Lower airspace isn’t crowded with drones quite yet. But as drones become more pervasive, a startup called AirMap is building software and systems to help drone operators fly only where it’s safe a

ClearMotion lands $100M to swap software for car shocks and boost self-driving UX

ClearMotion, a company that’s building an alternative chassis for vehicle makers that replaces traditional physical shock absorbers with digital, software-driven adaptive actuators, has readied

Drone delivery startup Flirtey raises $16 million to become a next-gen UPS

Drone delivery startup Flirtey has raised $16 million in Series A funding to bring its high-flying service to new customers, companies and possibly countries. Earlier, the startup raised $120,000

Why the top entrepreneurs are seeking corporate venture money

The role of corporate venture capital in the venture ecosystem has never been more visible or impactful than it is right now. For entrepreneurs, this evolution and increased competition in the venture

Mangoplate, Korea’s Answer To Yelp, Lands $6.1M And Eyes Expansions Across Asia

Mangoplate, a service akin to Yelp in Korea, is in the money today after closing a $6.1 million Series A round to expand in its domestic market and branch out into other parts of Asia.

Zeek Lets You Buy And Sell Unwanted Gift Vouchers

If you've ever received a gift voucher for a store you rarely or never shop in, then <a target="_blank" href="https://www.zeek.me">Zeek</a> could prove useful. The marketplace and mobile app lets you

Brain Training App Peak Scores $7 Million Series A Round

Late last year I declared a penchant for so-called brain training games, which claim to be able to help you improve your cognitive ability, while also cleverly tapping into the casual mobile gaming ph

August Raises $38 Million To Expand Smart Lock Retail Availability

Smart Lock purveyor August has raised another $38 million in funding, bringing the company’s tally up to $50 million, the company’s co-founder Jason Johnson told TechCrunch. August’s

OpenSignal Nets $4M To Build Out Its Crowdsourced Mobile Sensor Data Maps

Crowdsourced mobile signal mapper OpenSignal has closed a $4 million Series A funding round, led by chipmaker Qualcomm via its investment arm, Qualcomm Ventures. Prior investors O’Reilly AlphaTech V

After Catching Google’s Eye, Mantis Vision Bags $12.5M From Qualcomm, Samsung And Others For Its Mobile 3D

Mantis Vision, an Israeli company whose mobile 3D technology is being used by Google for its 3D-sensing Project Tango smartphone, has just announced it's raised a $12.5 million strategic funding round

Crowdsourced WiFi Network Fon Picks Up $14M Led By Qualcomm, Adds Facebook Integration

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.fon.com">Fon</a>, a free "crowdsourced" WiFi network that is created out of people sharing a portion of their private WiFi connections, is today announcing another

Deck, A Cloud-Based Presentation App From India, Raises $600K From Qualcomm, Hotmail Co-Founder

Deck, a mobile-first app that lets users create presentations on the go, has raised a $600,000 seed round from Qualcomm Ventures and angel investors led by Sabeer Bhatia, the Hotmail co-founder. The B

Qualcomm Ventures Managing Director Quinn Li Is Excited About Wearables

<a target="_blank" href="https://qualcommventures.com/team-member/quinn-li/">Quinn Li</a> is the managing director at Qualcomm Ventures, one of the top wireless investment firms in the world since 200

Bitbar Raises $3M From Qualcomm, Creathor, DFJ Esprit, And Finnvera For Its Testdroid Mobile App Testing Platform

<a target="_blank" href="http://bitbar.com">Bitbar</a>, the startup behind cloud-based mobile app testing platform Testdroid, has announced that it has closed a $3 million funding round. The round was

Streetline Raises $25M Round Led By True Ventures To Bring Real-Time Parking Data To Cities And Drivers

"Smart parking" platform <a target="_blank" href="http://www.streetline.com">Streetline</a> just announced that it has raised $25 million in Series C funding. The round was led by <a target="_blan

Blippar raises seed funding from Qualcomm for mobile augmented reality technology

<img src="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/blippar.png" class="shot2" /> <a href="http://www.blippar.com/">Blippar</a>, the UK startup behind an eponymous mobile image recognition and
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