PodKast 188 - Carlos (CK) Kokron: the history of Qualcomm Ventures, one of the best CVCs in the world, and the evolution of the LatAm VC ecosystem

In this week’s episode we chat with Carlos (CK) Kokron, Head of Qualcomm Ventures' Americas investment teams.

Qualcomm Ventures is one of the oldest and best known CVCs (Corporate Venture Capital) firms in the world, with a portfolio that includes the likes of Cloudflare, Zoom, Waze, Xiomi and many others.

In the past few weeks we’ve been exploring the LatAm VC ecosystem, and with CK we wanted to explore the role that Qualcomm has played in the region and his own thoughts on the evolution of the market, which he’s seen first hand both at Qualcomm and previously at Intel.

In this episode we discuss the following topics:

  • CK's experience at Intel, which he joined right before the dotcom bubble burst
  • How experiencing the bust of the bubble has impacted his investing career
  • How Qualcomm Ventures helps startups in its portfolio and how to structure CVCs so that companies can take advantage of the relationship
  • The evolution of the LatAm startup and investing ecosystem
  • And many others

For more episodes on pur LatAm VC series, check the following links:

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In this week’s episode we chat with Carlos (CK) Kokron, Head of Qualcomm Ventures' Americas investment teams.

Qualcomm Ventures is one of the oldest and best known CVCs (Corporate Venture Capital) firms in the world, with a portfolio that includes the likes of Cloudflare, Zoom, Waze, Xiomi and many others.

In the past few weeks we’ve been exploring the LatAm VC ecosystem, and with CK we wanted to explore the role that Qualcomm has played in the region and his own thoughts on the evolution of the market, which he’s seen first hand both at Qualcomm and previously at Intel.

In this episode we discuss the following topics:

  • CK's experience at Intel, which he joined right before the dotcom bubble burst
  • How experiencing the bust of the bubble has impacted his investing career
  • How Qualcomm Ventures helps startups in its portfolio and how to structure CVCs so that companies can take advantage of the relationship
  • The evolution of the LatAm startup and investing ecosystem
  • And many others

For more episodes on pur LatAm VC series, check the following links:

You can view and listen to our podKasts on: