BlueStacks Receives Investment from Qualcomm Ventures

BlueStacks, a Campbell, California-based software company that enables Android apps to run on PCs, Ultrabooks and tablets, has received an investment of undisclosed amount from Qualcomm Ventures.

Founded in 2009 by CEO Rosen Sharma, BlueStacks develops the “App Player for PC” software that runs Android apps on Windows. The company recently partnered with top app developers such as Halfbrick Evernote and Korea’s COM2US to distribute their titles to the one billion strong PC market.

The company, which is backed by Andreessen-Horowitz, Radar Partners, Ignition Partners, AMD, Citrix and Qualcomm, among others, has global offices in India (in Gurgaon where it is also hiring engineers), Taiwan and Japan.



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