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Founders Douglas Fregin Mike Lazaridis


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Total investments 15
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 14
Rounds per year 0.38
Lead investments 2
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 4
Key employees 5

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Enterprise Software
  • Internet
  • Information Technology
  • Mobile

Blackberry is the famous Corporate Investor, which was founded in 1984. The company was established in North America in Canada. The main department of described Corporate Investor is located in the Waterloo.

The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 18 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Opposing the other organizations, this Blackberry works on 21 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2016. The top activity for fund was in 2000.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Blackberry, startups are often financed by Verizon Ventures, Celgene, 724 Solutions. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are 724 Solutions, Time Warner Investments, Ridge Ventures (Formerly known as IDG Ventures USA). In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Kuwait Investment Authority, Clearstone Venture Partners, The Ontario Capital Growth.

This organization was formed by Douglas Fregin, Mike Lazaridis. Besides them, we counted 5 critical employees of this fund in our database.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight NantHealth, Igloo Software, mDialog. For fund there is no match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Wireless, Mobile. The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Electra Vehicles, Inc.

Energy Management
Energy Storage
Machine Learning
Power Grid
Renewable Energy
$21M22 Feb 2023 Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Information Services
Information Technology
Predictive Analytics
$6M29 Jun 2022 Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany

Car IQ

Financial Services
$15M11 Aug 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

SAM Seamless Network

Cyber Security
Enterprise Software
Internet of Things
Network Security
$20M27 May 2021 Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel


Information Services
10 Dec 2019 Manitoba


Health Care
Health Diagnostics
$320M15 May 2014 Culver City, California, United States


Health Care
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$10M31 Mar 2014 Culver City, California, United States


Loyalty Programs
01 Jan 2013 Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Rock N Roll Games

01 May 2012 Entre Ríos Province, Argentina


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