BlackBerry Fund grows Investment Team

Posted by Rob Lewis

The BlackBerry Partners Fund announced today that it has appointed Marc Faucher and Matt Golden to its investment team. The BlackBerry Partners Fund is a $150 million venture capital fund formed to focus on applications and services for the BlackBerry platform. The Fund considers all stages of development and is co-managed by JLA Ventures and RBC Venture Partners.

Faucher will leverage the experience gained in his career through positions at Summerhill Venture Partners (formerly BCE Capital), Bell Mobility, McKenna Group, and Ericsson Communications to provide the BlackBerry Partners Fund with extensive knowledge in both the communications domain and venture investing.

Golden offers the BlackBerry Partners Fund significant wireless operational expertise having been a founding member of Tira Wireless. Prior to Tira, Matt was involved with early stage venture capital at Brightspark Ventures LP following his law career at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP.

Company:
BlackBerry
Website:
http://www.blackberry.com
Location:
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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Website:
http://www.jlaventures.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Company:
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Website:
http://www.relayventures.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Relay Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm that invests in passionate entrepreneurs disrupting and creating new markets through mobile technologies. Unlike other funds, Relay exclusively focuses on software for mobile devices and the connected Internet, creating an unparalleled set of networks and resources that tangibly help founders build world-class companies. With offices in Menlo Park and Toronto,... more


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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more




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