Held at Moscone Center in San Francisco earlier this month, Mobile World Congress Americas was a pretty uninspiring show, but a few interesting startups stood out among the rows and rows of mobile companies. Nanoport was among the more interesting exhibits on the floor, offering up an array of different smartphone technologies aimed at rethinking the way we interact with our devices.

The event was a sort of public debut for the Silicon Valley-based R&D lab, a chance to showcase a pair of new technologies. Two weeks later, Nanoport tells TechCrunch that it’s secured $7 million in seed funding led by Horizons Ventures, the Hong Kong VC firm backed by  business magnate, Li Ka-shing. Other investors include BrightSpark Capital and Kensington Capital Partners.

Horizons has been backing the company since its earliest stealth days, as it’s grown into an independent lab aimed at developing forward thinking smartphone tech in a way that’s agnostic of manufacturers.

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