BlueStacks Exits Stealth, Collects $7.6M

After three years in stealth mode, San Francisco-based BlueStacks debuted today with an announcement that it has collected $7.6 million in Series A funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Ignition Ventures, Helion Ventures, Radar Partners, and Redpoint Ventures. The startup, founded by former McAfee chief technology officer Rosen Sharma, is developing software that promises to allow owners of x86-based PCs to run applications written for the Google Android mobile operating system. Ignition partner Frank Artale and Radar partner Kevin Compton have joined BlueStacks’ board as a result of the investment.

Wade Roush is a freelance science and technology journalist and the producer and host of the podcast Soonish. Follow @soonishpodcast

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