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Motorola Solutions Venture Capital: Investing in the Future of Public Safety

Around the world, public safety agencies are under pressure: increasing urbanization, aging populations and an unpredictable climate make it more difficult to keep us safe, while ever-greater public scrutiny requires meticulous record-keeping and unprecedented transparency. In response, public safety is transforming: going beyond responding to incidents, to using technology to predict, mitigate and even prevent them from happening in the first place. Helping lead this transformation requires more than cutting-edge technology: they’ll need innovative, purpose-built solutions that deliver just the right information at just the right time. Part of the Chief Technology Office, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital invests in applications and technologies that complement and enhance our ability to keep public safety personnel safe and effective at their jobs, by letting them focus on the mission, not the technology.

"More and more, innovation requires partnerships, investments and inorganic capabilities built in. You can't innovate at 100% by yourself; it requires an ecosystem."

Eduardo Conrado
Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer

OUR PORTFOLIO

AREAS OF INTEREST

INTELLIGENCE-LED
PUBLIC SAFETY

  • Big Data and Data Analytics
  • Mobile Intelligence Applications
  • Internet of Things
  • Cybersecurity

INTELLIGENT EDGE

  • Wearables
  • Drones and Robotics
  • UI/UX Innovation
  • Location-Based Services
  • Context-Based Intelligence

MOBILE APPLICATIONS ECOSYSTEM

  • Core Communication Apps
  • Core Collaboration & Productivity Apps
  • Core Device Enhancement Apps
  • Workflow and Workflow Enhancement Apps
  • Civilian Apps

INVESTMENT QUALIFICATIONS

Potential for significant strategic impact on Motorola Solutions' business and customers

Compelling, innovative technology that aligns with current industry trends

Must be able to succeed as a standalone business without Motorola Solutions investment

Notable Exits

  • IQ Engines - Acquired by Yahoo! 8.2013
  • KXEN - Acquired by SAP 9.2013
  • Nearbuy - Acquired by RetailNext 12.2013
  • Fixmo - Acquired by Good Technology 6.2014
  • Mobileye - IPO'd 8.2014
  • Recon Instruments - Acquired by Intel 6.2015
  • Cleversafe - Acquired by IBM 10.2015

OUR TEAM

With more than 200 investments since our first deal in 1999, Motorola Solutions Corportate Ventures is a premier, global corporate ventures organization with an experienced, savvy team focused on clear return on investment. To our portfolio of growing companies, we provide financial support, financial and technology expertise, market leadership, customer connections and brand recognition.

Paul Steinberg

Chief Technology Officer
Schaumburg, Illinois

Reese Schroeder

Managing Director
Schaumburg, Illinois

Brad McManus

Investment Director
Silicon Valley

Gopal Rajaraman

Investment Principal
Schaumburg, Illinois

Ori Israely

Investment Director
Israel