Motorola Ventures is investing in Apprion, a Moffett Field, Calif.-based company that uses wireless technology to organize data from moving sensors. Using Apprion's technology, firms can track workers in the field and deploy emergency vehicles.
Although details of the investment weren't disclosed, Motorola Ventures typically invests between $3 million to $5 million in startups. In addition, the investment typically includes a cross-marketing arrangement or technology development deal. In this case, the investment gives Motorola access to important technology that it may not offer in-house.
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