Former Woodbridge CEO Geoff Beattie Joins Relay Ventures as Chairman

Relay Ventures announced yesterday that Geoff Beattie has joined the firm as chairman.

Beattie is the former CEO of The Woodbridge Company, a privately held investment holding company for Canada’s Thomson family, where he served as president for 15 years. A long-time advisor to Relay Ventures, Beattie was instrumental in the launch of the firm’s first mobile fund in 2008.

“We have a strong history working with Geoff, and bringing him on board as Chairman is an important part of our strategic plan to establish Relay Ventures as Canada’s pre-eminent venture capital firm,” said John Albright, cofounder and managing partner at Relay Ventures.

Relay Ventures is the only early stage venture fund in North America focused exclusively on mobile computing. The firm has more than 40 mobile startups and later stage companies in its portfolio, and is the only Canadian VC fund with a full-time presence in Silicon Valley.

Relay has been active of late with a $16 million private placement in Score Media this past April. Other investments include Kira Talent, Influitive, ShopLocket, and TribeHR.

 

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Relay Ventures
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... more

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Score Media Inc.
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

theScore’s mission is to provide a full digital service to sports fans, delivering a personalized user experience across all major mobile platforms through our mobile apps and website. Users are provided with a comprehensive, customizable service that dispenses real-time sports news, scores, fantasy information and alerts, alongside compelling, relevant content that allows for seamless social... more

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NetSuite
Location:
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NetSuite is the world's leading provider of cloud-based business management software. NetSuite helps companies manage core business processes with a single, fully integrated system covering ERP/financials, CRM, ecommerce, inventory and more. Being one of the technology leaders in the KW area, we know great talent is not just hard to find, but it takes a lot to keep great people. Our team loves... more

Company:
ShopLocket
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ShopLocket lets anyone start selling professionally online in minutes. Simply publish a product, embed it in any website, Facebook page, or blog post, and start collecting orders. Finally, selling online is as simple as it should be. more

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Kira Talent
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Kira Talent helps organizations find the best individuals and companies build great teams. Using pre-recorded video questions, and timed video responses, Kira Talent brings the real-life interview feel online, and allows you to rate, share and compare candidates with colleagues in minutes. more


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