• Facial Recognition Tech Startup Viewdle Raises $10 Million From Best Buy, Others

    Facial recognition technology companies have been in the limelight lately, with Apple buying Polar Rose for a rumored $29 million and rival raising $4.3 million from Russian search juggernaut Yandex and others. A lesser-known but equally impressive startup in said field, Viewdle, announces today that it has secured $10 million in Series B funding from a group of noteworthy investors… Read More

  • BlackBerry Partners Fund Leads $9 Million Funding Round For Transpera

    Mobile video advertising startup Transpera has completed its Series C financing round, totaling $9 million. The round was led by BlackBerry Partners Fund, an independent venture capital firm that works in collaboration with Research In Motion and backs companies focused on building and selling applications, services and supporting infrastructure for mobile computing. Existing investors… Read More

  • Aepona raises additional $10M from BlackBerry Partners Fund

    Aepona, the Belfast-based developer of a software engine that powers the “Network as a Service” (NaaS) business model for mobile operators, has just raised a $10M round, led by new investor BlackBerry Partners Fund, a Toronto-based global fund focused on applications, services and supporting infrastructure for mobile platforms. Read More

  • Xobni Coming To The Blackberry (Leaked Pic)

    It’s been just one month since email startup Xobni got an investment from the Blackberry Partners Fund, which brought its total B round up to $10 million, and already it has a working prototype for an upcoming Blackberry app. Xobni executives were showing off the app at a Mobile Meetup in San Francisco last night, and the screenshot above found its way into my inbox (which is… Read More

  • $150 Million BlackBerry Partners Fund Spreads The Wealth

    The BlackBerry Partners Fund, a $150 million VC fund co-managed by JLA Ventures and RBC Venture Partners, has announced its first three investments: The first is for buzzd, a geo-aware social network that also doubles as a location information guide. BlackBerry Partners Fund participated in a $3.2 million Series A Round, along with Greycroft Partners, Qualcomm Ventures, and Monitor… Read More