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Helping to launch great ideas and support company growth

QPrize™ is designed to provide entrepreneurs their first level of funding so they can launch their idea into a successful start-up business.

Success Stories
Divide, formerly known as Enterproid, is a mobile productivity app that allows users to access a single device for both business and personal purposes. Divide originally approached Qualcomm Ventures for a traditional Seed investment in 2010. The timing wasn’t quite right, but they were strongly encouraged to enter QPrize. The company applied for the 2011 program and not only won the North American competition, but also the Grand Prize competition. This accomplishment helped catalyze multiple rounds of funding that ultimately led to their acquisition for more than $100M in 2014.
Founded in 2008, TouchPal dedicates itself to improving the usability of mobile devices via the innovative software it designs and brings to the market. One of its primary products is TouchPal Keyboard, the No. 1 keyboard in the world in terms of the product’s user experience and the number of the global users. It has over 350 million users distributed in 175 countries, and supports 100+ languages. Most well-known brands, such as Huawei, ZTE, Lenovo, HTC, Sony, Alcatel, and etc., preload TouchPal as the default keyboard of their smartphones. With TouchPal Keyboard, typing on a smartphone is not only fast, but also fun!
Clarifai is a startup dedicated to the development of next-generation artificial intelligence technology. Originally a research project out of New York University, the company’s deep learning approach has resulted in a technology as a service that can rapidly analyze media content and recognize over 10,000 different objects or types of scene. What sets Clarifai apart is its ability to analyze video content – most research and initiatives in the field of deep learning are still focused on static imagery. Clarifai was a leading contender in the 2014 QPrize competition and although they didn’t actually win, they scored a direct investment from Qualcomm Ventures, as we immediately saw the high potential in both the quality of the team and their technology.
Capillary Technologies, a company originating out of Bangalore, India, provides cloud-based software solutions for retailers. After winning QPrize India in 2009, Capillary began to focus on expansion in developed countries, a strategy known as reverse innovation. The move soon gained traction as retailers in Europe and the US embraced Capillary’s cutting-edge “Big Data” solution as well as its simplicity and cost efficiency. In 2013, Capillary was featured in a Harvard Business Review case study as a prime example of reverse innovation in the high tech industry. Capillary now powers more than 10,000 stores globally for over 140 brands, including Nokia, Puma, Marks & Spencer and Pizza Hut.
Israeli company iOnRoad uses the power of advanced smartphones to improve driving in real time. In 2013, iOnRoad won the QPrize Israel regional competition and then went on to become the year’s QPrize Grand Prize Winner. With over a million users at the time and multiple industry awards, iOnRoad was poised for an exciting future. That future came less than a month after winning QPrize when Harman, an audio and infotainment equipment provider, acquired the company for an undisclosed amount. This was the fastest acquisition in QPrize’s history and today it’s apparent that many of the QPrize winners generate significant interest from VC’s and would-be acquires after completing the competition.

We reach entrepreneurs across 8 regions globally

Australia, China, Europe, Israel, India, Korea, Latin America, and North America

We provide seed investments to technology startups

We look for bright, energetic and resourceful entrepreneurs who have a passion for bringing new technologies and services to market.

Helping to launch great ideas and support company growth

QPrize™ is designed to provide entrepreneurs their first level of funding so they can launch their idea into a successful start-up business.

Success Stories
Divide, formerly known as Enterproid, is a mobile productivity app that allows users to access a single device for both business and personal purposes. Divide originally approached Qualcomm Ventures for a traditional Seed investment in 2010. The timing wasn’t quite right, but they were strongly encouraged to enter QPrize. The company applied for the 2011 program and not only won the North American competition, but also the Grand Prize competition. This accomplishment helped catalyze multiple rounds of funding that ultimately led to their acquisition for more than $100M in 2014.
Founded in 2008, TouchPal dedicates itself to improving the usability of mobile devices via the innovative software it designs and brings to the market. One of its primary products is TouchPal Keyboard, the No. 1 keyboard in the world in terms of the product’s user experience and the number of the global users. It has over 350 million users distributed in 175 countries, and supports 100+ languages. Most well-known brands, such as Huawei, ZTE, Lenovo, HTC, Sony, Alcatel, and etc., preload TouchPal as the default keyboard of their smartphones. With TouchPal Keyboard, typing on a smartphone is not only fast, but also fun!
Clarifai is a startup dedicated to the development of next-generation artificial intelligence technology. Originally a research project out of New York University, the company’s deep learning approach has resulted in a technology as a service that can rapidly analyze media content and recognize over 10,000 different objects or types of scene. What sets Clarifai apart is its ability to analyze video content – most research and initiatives in the field of deep learning are still focused on static imagery. Clarifai was a leading contender in the 2014 QPrize competition and although they didn’t actually win, they scored a direct investment from Qualcomm Ventures, as we immediately saw the high potential in both the quality of the team and their technology.
Capillary Technologies, a company originating out of Bangalore, India, provides cloud-based software solutions for retailers. After winning QPrize India in 2009, Capillary began to focus on expansion in developed countries, a strategy known as reverse innovation. The move soon gained traction as retailers in Europe and the US embraced Capillary’s cutting-edge “Big Data” solution as well as its simplicity and cost efficiency. In 2013, Capillary was featured in a Harvard Business Review case study as a prime example of reverse innovation in the high tech industry. Capillary now powers more than 10,000 stores globally for over 140 brands, including Nokia, Puma, Marks & Spencer and Pizza Hut.
Israeli company iOnRoad uses the power of advanced smartphones to improve driving in real time. In 2013, iOnRoad won the QPrize Israel regional competition and then went on to become the year’s QPrize Grand Prize Winner. With over a million users at the time and multiple industry awards, iOnRoad was poised for an exciting future. That future came less than a month after winning QPrize when Harman, an audio and infotainment equipment provider, acquired the company for an undisclosed amount. This was the fastest acquisition in QPrize’s history and today it’s apparent that many of the QPrize winners generate significant interest from VC’s and would-be acquires after completing the competition.

We reach entrepreneurs across 8 regions globally

Australia, China, Europe, Israel, India, Korea, Latin America, and North America

We provide seed investments to technology startups

We look for bright, energetic and resourceful entrepreneurs who have a passion for bringing new technologies and services to market.

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QPrize 2015 is complete. Please stay tuned for info on the 2016 competition.

QPrize 2015 is complete. Please stay tuned for info on the 2016 competition.

Global Grand Prize Winner

Toss Labs, Inc.

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Toss Labs Inc.'s product, JANDI is a group-oriented messaging platform tailor-made for enterprises in Asia. It’s a workplace tool that facilitates team communication and project management especially for companies in tech-enabled services and creative industries. JANDI has been adopted by more than 10,000 teams across Asia since opening in pilot product at the end of 2014.