Microsoft Hires Qualcomm Ventures Head Nagraj Kashyap To Lead Microsoft’s Investment Efforts



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Nagraj Kashyap, SVP of Qualcomm Ventures is now heading to his next corporate investment role at Microsoft. He will be joining Microsoft Ventures and will work under former Qualcomm executive Peggy Johnson.

About Microsoft Ventures,

Microsoft Ventures is a global initiative empowering entrepreneurs around the world on their journey to build great companies. We work with startups at every stage of maturity to provide the tools, resources, knowledge and expertise they need to succeed.

Our goal is to help startups scale their business, bring innovative services to market, and reach new customers. Our primary vehicle to empower startups is through our mentor-driven accelerator program designed to help top entrepreneurs get through the challenges of building a sustainable business, gaining customers, and scaling to global markets.

Nagraj was known for creating a global business plan competition called the QPrize and a robotics accelerator at Qualcomm.

While with Qualcomm Ventures, Kashyap’s investments included Brain Corp., Sotera Wireless, Magic Leap, Airvana, Avaak, Bitfone (acquired by HP), Clicker (acquired by CBS), Gaikai (acquired by Sony) and Novarra (acquired by Nokia).

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