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Alumni in the News: Verizon invests $800,000 in Portland startup MobileRQ
Author: By Mike Rogoway, The Oregonian
Posted: September 10, 2013

Darin Glatt, co-founder and CTO of MobileRQ graduated from Portland State University in 2000 with a Bachelor's in Computer Science.

Portland startup MobileRQ announced today that Verizon Investments, the communications company's venture capital arm, has invested $800,000 in the business to help launch its technology.

MobileRQ's tools aim to connect travelers to travel and hospitality companies by sending information to customers' smartphones and tablets.

The company said an airline could use its technology to offer them seat upgrades as they arrive at the airport, or hotels could use it to offer deals on rooms to travelers whose flights have been delayed.

Verizon previously invested in Portland mobile software developer Urban Airship.

 

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