The BlackBerry Partners Fund Appoints Marc Faucher and Matt Golden to Investment Team

    Additions strengthen core investment capabilities in wireless industry

    TORONTO, Oct. 16 /CNW/ - The BlackBerry Partners Fund LP, a $150 million
venture capital fund formed to focus on applications and services for the
BlackBerry platform and other mobile platforms, announced today that it has
appointed Marc Faucher and Matt Golden to its investment team.
    Marc 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
    Matt 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.
    "Marc and Matt add competencies that perfectly compliment the knowledge
and experience currently resident within the members of the BlackBerry
Partners Fund management team," said Kevin Talbot, Co-Managing Partner of the
BlackBerry Partners Fund. "With these appointments the BlackBerry Partners
Fund has further solidified itself as the preeminent source of venture capital
for mobile application or service developers."

    About BlackBerry Partners Fund

    The BlackBerry Partners Fund is a $150 million venture capital fund
formed to focus on applications and services for the BlackBerry platform and
other mobile platforms including mobile commerce (payments, advertising,
retailing and banking), vertical and horizontal enterprise applications,
communications, social networking, location-based applications and services
(navigation and mapping), media and entertainment, and lifestyle and personal
productivity applications. The Fund considers all stages of development and is
to be co-managed by JLA Ventures and RBC Venture Partners. For further
information visit:

For further information:

For further information: Matthew Bogart, BlackBerry Partners Fund, (416)

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