by Kirk Falconer Relay Ventures is just over a year old. The firm, with offices in Toronto and Menlo Park, Calif., focuses on early-stage mobile connectivity opportunities, officially launched in March 2012 with the merger of JLA Ventures and RBC Ventures. The firm started out with approximately US$500 million in partnership capital, which included BlackBerry® Partners... more.
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ClearFit Secures $7 million in Series A Funding Round, led by GrandBanks Capital and Relay Ventures Company plans to grow team; aims to fix North America’s hiring problem for the construction, retail, restaurant, hospitality and franchise industries TORONTO – March 21, 2013 – ClearFit, the company that makes it easy... more.
CANADA COMPETES A venture capitalist’s message to Canadians: Go big or go home DAWN CALLEJA The Globe and Mail If you’re a Canadian entrepreneur trying to fight your way to the top of the high-tech food chain – and not just in Canada – you will likely find yourself, at... more.
IPG Invests in Mobile Rewards Startup Kiip: Brian Wong discusses deal and growth plans By Tim Peterson Last July mobile rewards startup Kiip announced it had raised an $11 million funding round “led by Relay Ventures, with participation from existing Series A investors Hummer Winblad and True Ventures, and others.” Now the company is... more.
What does a venture capitalist look for in a start-up? Do Canadian companies have what it takes? What are emerging trends in the mobile arena? http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/canada-competes/qa-how-can-your-business-attract-a-venture-capitalist/article6192366/... more.
Monday, November 26th, 2012 - Tis the season for holiday-themed schticks from startups (and their accompanying PR pitches) — and to be honest, most of them are more worthy of an eyeroll than anything else. But today Copious, the socially-powered online marketplace where people can buy and sell things, kicked off a Cyber Monday event... more.
AMSTERDAM, October 31, 2012 – Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) announces that it has acquired WorldMate Inc., a leader in mobile travel technology providing itinerary management systems and on-the-road services for travelers. As more and more travelers use mobile devices to plan and purchase travel, this move underlines CWT’s commitment to invest... more.
Nexage is hoping to expand the capabilities of its mobile ad exchange with the launch of a new service called Nexage Connect. Mark Connon, the company’s executive vice president of corporate and business development, said advertisers and publishers can do a number of things (largely related to targeting) in the desktop... more.
VC PROFILE: Intel Capital Digs Deep Into the World of Start-Ups Deborah Gage October 29, 2012 (c) 2012 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. More than 1,000 people gathered at the surfer’s playground of Huntington Beach, Calif., in October for the annual three-day Intel Capital Global Summit. But they had little time to... more.