Quinn oversees Qualcomm’s $1B global venture investment portfolio of 150+ companies across seven global regions.
Quinn and his team invest in key areas including 5G, AI, Automotive, Enterprise and IoT to help expand Qualcomm’s ecosystem of customers and partners. He currently serves as a board member or observer in Airspan, ClearMotion, Cohesity, Innovium, Pensando and RetailNext. Quinn has led over a dozen investments with successful exits in A123 Systems, Eero, InvenSense, Powercloud Systems and Zoom.
Quinn started his career as an engineer working on 3G wireless technology and standards development at Lucent Technologies. Prior to joining Qualcomm Ventures, he worked in product management and business development in IBM Systems and Technology Group. Earlier, he worked on wireless technology development at Broadcom.
Quinn received his MBA from Cornell University, and his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis.
Cohesity’s mission is to enable companies of all sizes to bring order to their data chaos. Its intelligent data platform converges secondary storage workflows to transform disparate silos of data into business insight.
Zoom, the cloud meeting company, unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and group chat into one easy-to-use platform. Zoom’s solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across ZoomPresence, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems.
Zoom (NYSE: ZM) went IPO on April 18, 2019.
Airspan offers a wide variety of wireless broadband solutions to meet the needs of Internet Service Providers, Carriers and a number of vertical market segments including Smart Grids, Public Safety, Transportation and Oil & Gas.
Airspan has been at the forefront of developing new wireless standards. Furthermore, by creating in-house expertise in 4G, LTE, WiMAX, Wi-Fi and VoIP, Airspan is able to exploit synergies and come up with innovative products and solutions that closely integrate these technologies in the most beneficial ways for customers.
Innovium was founded with a focus on developing and deploying advanced technology that successfully addresses the most challenging issues facing data centers. As a technology driven company, we pride ourselves on creating leading-edge innovation that aims to shatter generally accepted limits, delivering breakthrough results for our customers. We are a talented, diverse, fun-loving and synergistic team that has a proven track record of success. Each one of us has the passion for excellence, determination to succeed and skills to provide sustainable value in the areas we are addressing.
The first mesh home WiFi system, eero blankets any home in reliable and secure WiFi. eero’s digital security service, eero Plus, protects connected devices, privacy, and family. eero is simple to set up, even easier to manage, and improves over time with regular, automatic software updates. Founded in San Francisco in 2014 by Amos Schallich, Nate Hardison, and Nick Weaver, eero’s goal is to make WiFi so good that you’ll never think about WiFi again.
Feb 11, 2019 – Amazon announced that it signed an agreement to acquire eero.
InvenSense (NYSE: INVN) is a leading provider of MEMs based motion sensing solutions for mobile applications. The company’s motion sensing technology addresses emerging mass-market applications such as image stabilization, mobile navigation, location-based services and smart user interfaces that use hand motion and gesture-based commands.
RetailNext is the in-store analytics leader. The company offers the most comprehensive set of insights around customer shopping behaviors and store performance. Fast Company designated RetailNext as one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Companeis in Big Data in 2014.
A123 Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:AONE) develops and manufactures advanced lithium ion batteries and battery systems for the transportation, electric grid services and commercial markets. Headquartered in Massachusetts and founded in 2001, A123’s proprietary nanoscale electrode technology is built on initial developments from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
AMEC is China’s leading provider of advanced process technology to global semiconductor manufacturers.The company is a supplier of dielectric and TSV Etch tools, helping tier-one customers build devices at process nodes as low as 1xnm.
Enovix is combining innovative 3D cell architecture with an equally innovative business model to build a better battery business and meet the increasing energy needs of mobile devices.
The FIA Formula E Championship is the world’s first fully-electric single-seater racing series, competing on the streets against the backdrop of some of the most iconic cities – including Hong Kong, Marrakesh, Buenos Aires, Monaco, Paris, New York and Montreal. The championship represents a vision for the future of the motor industry, serving as a platform to showcase the latest innovations in electric vehicle technology and alternative energy solutions. Future seasons will see the regulations open up further allowing manufacturers to focus on the development of motor and battery components, which in turn will filter down to everyday contemporary electric road vehicles.
The 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship sees 10 teams and 20 drivers go wheel-to-wheel in 10 cities spanning five continents in the fight to be crowned Formula E champion.
PowerCloud Systems is the leading software platform provider for enabling Networking as a Service (NaaS). The company’s CloudCommand technology provides OEMs and service providers with the quickest, most powerful and cost-effective path for adding comprehensive cloud capabilities to their new and existing networking equipment. CloudCommand delivers everything needed to deploy, configure, secure and manage any type of networking device.
Placemeter is a real-time data platform that uses sensors implemented by the community and public video feeds to quantify and index the physical world. Through translating data collected from hundreds of video feeds into predictive insights, Placemeter’s mission is to help cities operate more efficiently and effectively, and offer better understandings of their surroundings to people, businesses, and municipalities. Placemeter is a TechStars NY Spring 2013 company, the winner of the 2013 Web Summit startup competition, as well as a recent graduate from the New York TimesTimeSpace program. The company is headquartered in New York, NY and has raised $7.6 million in funding from NEA, Qualcomm Ventures, Triplepoint Capital, Collaborative Fund and other angels.
Tango is the leader in mobile video communications that enables people to connect with friends and stay closer to family around the world in a way that is fun, easy, spontaneous, and fits the moment. Tango allows you to make free video calls and free phone calls on the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and hundreds of Android phones and tablets, and provides a high quality experience over 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi. Tango has tens of millions of people using the service in 190 countries, and delivers millions of minutes of voice and video calls a day, of which 80 percent are video.
ClearMotion’s road-sensing technology is enabling the next-generation user experience for cars. A venture-backed automotive technology company, ClearMotion’s breakthrough proactive ride system combines software and hardware to mitigate vehicle movement across any type of terrain. ClearMotion was founded out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, with additional offices in Silicon Valley and Birmingham, UK.
Founded in 2017, Pensando Systems is pioneering distributed computing designed for the New Edge, powering software-defined cloud, compute, networking, storage and security services to transform existing architectures into the secure, ultra-fast environments demanded by next generation applications. The Pensando platform, a first of its kind, was developed in collaboration with the world’s largest cloud, enterprise, storage, and telecommunications leaders and is supported by partnerships with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, NetApp, Equinix, and multiple Fortune 500 customers. Pensando is led by Silicon Valley’s legendary “MPLS” team — Mario Mazzola, Prem Jain, Luca Cafiero, Soni Jiandani and Randy Pond — who have an unmatched track record of disruptive innovation having already built 8 $Bn/Year businesses across storage, switching, routing, wireless, voice/video/data, & software-defined networking. The company is backed by investors that include Goldman Sachs and JC2 Ventures.