Early Stage Capital: the $500,000 “QPrize” launches Teleforum series on new funding approaches for technology companies
QUALCOMM Ventures Fund Teleforum Conference Call with Nagraj Kashyap, VP at QUALCOMM Ventures
June 12, 2009

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Join a group of your colleagues on June 30th for a CATA Teleforum Conference Call on a new QUALCOMM sponsored global
competition designed to provide over $500,000 in early stage capital for enterprising technology companies. The competition is open to entrepreneurs located throughout the world and will feature semi-final events in each of the four contest markets: China, Europe, India and North America. Call participants will also learn about QUALCOMM Ventures (QCV).


Qualcomm Ventures (QCV) was formed and began funding in 2000, with a $500-million fund commitment to make strategic investments in early-stage high-technology ventures. Since then, QCV has funded numerous companies in the wireless sector, and set up several exclusive regional funds to spur development in key strategic markets.


QCV makes strategic investments in wireless-industry ventures that provide both a strong potential return on investment (ROI) and complement existing Qualcomm products and services. When selecting portfolio companies, QCV seeks a balance between ROI and long-range strategic value to the company and the wireless industry.

Target audience:  companies engaged in the development of wireless technology development in consumer/enterprise applications and services, communication devices, semiconductor and component technologies, mobile platforms, digital media and content, healthcare technologies and services, or cleantech


The Teleforum Conference Call is the first in a series of Teleforum calls on new sources of capital available for enterprising companies.  The Teleforum is a uniquely interactive meeting of invitation-only executives who will also be invited to related venues to extend the information sharing, Q&A,  access to briefing material and business networking.

CATA Teleforum Conference Call on QUALCOMM Ventures

      Keynote Presenter: 
Nagraj Kashyap, Vice President, QUALCOMM Ventures
      Moderators: Mike Fox, CEO, Brightlights & John Reid, CEO, CATAAlliance
     June 30, 2009
      2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST
      Conference Call format with document sharing


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There is a participation fee of $100 per session, no charge for CATA members;  note that this first session is part of a four part series designed to provide access and insight into new and traditional sources of funds for business growth: the package can be accessed for $300.


We will confirm details with registrants, at which time you can confirm your single or package session choice.



Nagraj Kashyap Bio 

Nagraj Kashyap is a Vice President at Qualcomm and heads up worldwide activities for Qualcomm Ventures. Mr. Kashyap has over 14 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to his current role, Nagraj worked in various engineering and management capacities at Nortel, 3COM, Motorola, PRTM and Qualcomm. He currently actively manages and serves as a board member or observer for Qualcomm Ventures investments in Zeebo, Obopay, WaveMarket, Airplay Networks, GoTV Networks, Triage Wireless, and Novarra. Mr. Kashyap also led Qualcomm Ventures investments in Airvana (AIRV) and Bitfone (acquired by HP in 2007). Mr. Kashyap has an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and an MS in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin.