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Quinn Li

Vice President and Global Head of Qualcomm Ventures, Qualcomm Inc.

As the venture arm of Qualcomm Inc., Qualcomm Ventures claims unparalleled expertise in mobile technology. Quinn Li oversees the company’s $1 billion strategic venture investment portfolio, which has more than 140 investments. Li holds a doctorate in electrical engineering sits on the board of several Qualcomm-backed startups, including Brain Corp. Prior to joining Qualcomm, he held various engineering and management roles in the wireless industry at IBM (where he worked in product management and business development), Broadcom and Lucent Technologies. Recent successes include the sale of a portfolio company, smart lock maker August Home, to Sweden’s Assa Abloy (which owns the Yale lock line).

ALMA MATER: Washington University in St. Louis, Cornell University