Steve Capelli


John Chen

Executive Chairman and CEO

Steve Rai


42 past transactions

AtHoc, Inc.

Acquisition in 2015
AtHoc, a division of BlackBerry Limited, is the pioneer and recognized leader in networked crisis communication, protecting millions of people and thousands of organizations around the world. AtHoc provides a seamless and reliable exchange of critical information among organizations, their people and devices. A trusted partner to the world’s most demanding customers, AtHoc is the leading provider to the U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, and safeguards numerous other government agencies and leading commercial enterprises. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, the company operates around the globe. AtHoc was acquired by BlackBerry in 2015 for $250M.


Series A in 2011
mDialog's core technology, the Smart Stream™ Video Platform, is used by the largest programmers and service providers in North America and has powered some of the most watched live broadcasts on connected devices. The Smart Stream™ Platform enables Linear, Live and On-Demand ad insertion across connected devices including iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, Android smartphones and tablets, Google TV, Roku, Xbox and Smart TVs.


Acquisition in 2015
WatchDox enables organizations to access, share and control their critical documents wherever they go: on any tablet, smartphone, or PC, even those beyond the IT department’s control. Available as SaaS or on premise, the WatchDox document-centric security platform allows organizations to collaborate with partners, adopt bring your own device (BYOD) initiatives, and control or wipe their documents remotely, all while providing their users a superior experience across every device.


Series B in 2014
NantHealth is a transformational healthcare company converging science and technology through an integrated clinical platform that’s empowering physicians, patients, payers, and researchers to transcend the traditional barriers of today’s healthcare system. NantHealth solutions are advancing diagnostics to better identify and target specific disease characteristics; transforming clinical delivery with clinical data and promoting wellness for a healthier, happier world. They are building an integrated, evidence-based, genomically-informed, personalized approach to the delivery of care and the development of next generation healthcare solutions.


Acquisition in 2011
Connected People Change History. Gist provides the only full view of the contacts in your professional network by creating rich business profiles that include the most news, status updates and work details. All contacts in one place Gist automatically brings contact details, news and updates together in one place – no invites to send or connections to request. Updated with the latest news Gist prioritizes news and updates about contacts so you always have the information you need even if you didn’t know it was out there. Stop missing important information because it gets lost in the online noise. Delivered where you need it Gist works the way you do – in your inbox with plugins for Outlook, Notes, and Gmail, on a mobile device with applications for both iPhone and Android, inside or in a web browser. What is Gist?


Venture Round in 2023
CerebrumX (, headquartered in Princeton, NJ, USA, and with offices across NA, EMEA and APAC, provides a ubiquitous ecosystem to our partners (OEMs, Media, Insurers, Lifestyle concierge Services, Fleet Companies, Smart Cities/Municipalities, etc.) by virtue of its Data Management Platform to enable the monetization of connected car data that is, as yet, un-utilized to any significant level due to the absence of the right automotive ecosystem.

Good Technology

Acquisition in 2015
Good Technology Corporation provides secure mobility solutions for enterprises and governments worldwide. It offers a suite of collaboration applications, such as Good Launcher, a mobile desktop solution for business, Good Work, a mobile workforce for business-class e-mail and collaboration, Good Access, a browser that allows users to access the corporate Intranets and Web applications, and Good Share, a solution that enables mobile business users to access, download, and share documents. It was founded in 1996 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.


Acquisition in 2010
Cellmania drives mobile ecosystems for mobile operators, infrastructure providers and content owners. Cellmania's integrated mFinderâ„¢ solution provides infrastructure on either a licensed or hosted basis to allow digital rights management of downloaded content onto mobile phones, subscription billing, time and location based content management and billing integration onto customer bills. Cellmania's mFinderâ„¢ solution is used as a full end-to-end delivery and ecosystem solution for some of the world's largest mobile operators. Cellmania also provides the world's largest repository of mobile content consisting of over 200,000 items across 200+ handsets from 100+ countries in 55+ languages. Content owners can provide their wares to Cellmania to distribute across Cellmania mobile operator and other distribution channels with a win-win business model. Cellmania provides content in many different media types including ringtones, java content, browseable content and video files.


Series A in 2000
Neomar is the only company delivering an end-to-end solution that directly targets the enterprise for management and secure delivery of corporate and customer data to wireless devices, while providing secure, timely access to information with a compelling user experience

SlipStream Data

Acquisition in 2006
SlipStream, a subsidiary of Research In Motion (RIM), delivers the fastest, most reliable acceleration, compression and network optimization technology for dial, fixed and wireless broadband networks. SlipStream's patented, easy-to-deploy acceleration, adaptive data compression and network optimization technology is the fastest on the market, as confirmed by ongoing independent testing. SlipStream's core technology, the SlipStream Acceleration & Optimization Engine is the most widely deployed Web, email and multimedia content acceleration solution in the world and has delivered increased profits, reductions in subscriber churn and optimized bandwidth for more than 2200 service providers in over 50 countries. The company's primary customers are ISPs, ASPs and technology partners including United Online for their NetZero and Juno services, Wanadoo, Terra, OnSpeed, VSNL, DoDo, GVT, Tele2, and Wind. SlipStream's solution guarantees the best, most consistent quality of service experience for end users.


Series B in 2001
Vaultus, Inc. is a mobile applications provider (MAP) that delivers innovative wireless solutions for Global 1000 enterprises. Headquartered in New York City, they draw on a rich heritage of innovative leadership in wireless technology and applications to help enterprise clients improve productivity, reduce costs and increase revenues. With this leadership and their powerful proprietary delivery platform, Vaultus provides enterprises with a partnership that delivers workable, usable mobile applications via a combined package of software solutions, professional services and managed services. Find out more about their unique capabilities and approach. And discover how enterprises can take advantage of the world of wireless to get a competitive edge now.

Rock N Roll Games

Seed Round in 2012
Rock N Roll Game Studio create white label video games designed to monetize this huge audience sports clubs and superstars have. Also providing the know-how needed to operate in the digital world.


Acquisition in 2011
TinyHippos develops Ripple, a multi-platform mobile environment emulator that runs in a web browser and is custom-tailored to HTML5 mobile application testing . It essentially allows developers to "look under the hood" of mobile applications to see how the apps are performing in a variety of mobile environments.


Acquisition in 2018
Cylance is the first company to apply artificial intelligence, algorithmic science, and machine learning to cybersecurity and improve the way companies, governments, and end-users proactively solve the world’s most difficult security problems. Using a breakthrough mathematical process, Cylance quickly and accurately identifies what is safe and what is a threat, not just what is in a blacklist or whitelist. By coupling sophisticated math and machine learning with a unique understanding of a hacker’s mentality, Cylance provides the technology and services to be truly predictive and preventive against advanced threats.

Car IQ

Series B in 2021
Car IQ Inc. develops and operates a cloud-based vehicle management platform and payment gateway for auto dealer groups, car sharing clients, and autonomous drivers. It offers Car IQ, an automotive grade payment solution that enables users to initiate payments directly from the vehicle without the use of a credit cards. The company’s platform uses sensor data from the car and enables vehicles to connect to service and repair providers. Car IQ Inc. was founded in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California.


Acquisition in 2012
Paratek designs and manufactures adaptive RF front-end component solutions for mobile wireless applications. Paratek's product offerings for multi-mode and multi-band operation cover three major applications : Adaptive Impedance Matching Modules (AIMM), Broadband filters and pre-selectors for RF front-end devices, Radio Antenna Frequency Tuners (RAFTâ„¢). Paratek works collaboratively with customers. That means they listen closely to what your needs and milestones are, and then work to adapt their technology to yours. Applications differ, but the beauty of their adaptive approach is that they can easily fine-tune solutions based around certain operating bands, frequency ranges, and industry protocols. If your need is slightly different from the next, that's where they shine!

Epoch Integration

Acquisition in 2006
Epoch Integration is a company that was acquired by BlackBerry in 2006.

SAM Seamless Network

Series B in 2021
SAM Seamless Network develops a cybersecurity technology platform that protects the connected home, by tackling cyber security threats at the source. It offers SAM for Homes, a software that protects connected home by securing threats right at the source; SAM for SMBs, an office network management platform; and SAM On-the-Go, a software platform with parental control. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Tel Aviv, Israel with additional offices in New York, New York; and Berlin, Germany.

Dash Navigation

Acquisition in 2009
Dash Navigation has plans to change your automotive GPS units for good by bringing maps mashups as well as internet capability. Unlike today's car GPS units which necessitate extra downloads to update map changes, add features or otherwise, Dash Navigation updates and extra features will all come via web connection in real time. The device will be connected through a cellular data network and will also sport WiFi connectivity. The device will collect data about traffic conditions from all other Dash drivers, and estimates how long alternative routes will take on any given day. All sorts of geo-tagged information can be pushed to the device and combined with the on-board maps. Everything from restaurants and open houses to concerts, gas, and golf courses could be sent to the Dash and appear there on your screen. Owners will be able to manage which mashups they receive through Dash's Website. There, they will be able to drag feeds from sites like [Platial](, where they can create a Google Map of dog runs in San Francisco or yoga schools in LA. Link it to [Zillow](, and you will be able to get data on houses as you are driving around the neighborhood. Create a feed at about all the rock concerts in your city or one of open houses from Craigslist, and you will be able to get the info in your car, along with how far away each place is. You will also be able to do a Yahoo Local search on the device for restaurants and it will return nearby results with ratings. The company is backed by both VC powerhouses, Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins as well as a slew of others.


Acquisition in 2009
Certicom, a wholly owned subsidiary of Research In Motion Limited (RIM), manages and protects the value of content, applications and devices with government-approved security. Adopted by the National Security Agency (NSA) for government communications, Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) provides the most security per bit of any known public-key scheme. As the global leader in ECC, Certicom's security offerings are currently licensed to hundreds of multinational technology companies, including IBM, General Dynamics, Motorola and Oracle. Founded in 1985, Certicom's corporate offices are in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada with worldwide sales and marketing headquarters in Foster City, California and offices in Europe and Asia.

Trainfo Corp

Pre Seed Round in 2019
Millions of people travel across railroad tracks each day and are impacted by railroad crossing blockages.


Acquisition in 2010
Viigo is revolutionizing the way users access information on their smartphone. Every day, people around the world rely on Viigo as their gateway to a vast array of up-to-the-minute content and useful services, wherever they are and whenever they need it. In one simple, fully customizable application, Viigo delivers news, weather, flight schedules and status, real-time sports scores, stock quotes and market data, entertainment, hotel and restaurant reviews, blogs, and much more. Viigo is the one application smartphone users cannot be without.


Seed Round in 2013
LoyaltyMonkey manufactures and distributes loyalty cards to its clients. The company provides its clients with loyalty cards that enable them to collect points by scanning them for product purchases and redeeming them in the form of prizes. LoyaltyMonkey was founded in 2011 by Raymond Chan, Ivan Scott, Adam Kosh, and York Hua and is based in Ontario.

QNX Software Systems

Acquisition in 2010
Over the past 30 years, QNX software has become a big part of everyday life. People encounter QNX-controlled systems whenever they drive, shop, watch TV, use the Internet, or even turn on a light. Its ultra-reliable nature means QNX software is the preferred choice for life-critical systems such as air traffic control systems, surgical equipment, and nuclear power plants. And its cool multimedia features have QNX software turning up in everything from in-dash radios and infotainment systems to the latest casino gaming terminals.

TAT - The Astonishing Tribe

Acquisition in 2010
They create the best performing, most astonishingly beautiful user interfaces for any screen and any device. They do this using awesome design, optimized technology, and constant experimentation with emerging technologies and paradigms. TAT has a long history of working with mobile and embedded technology. They designed for the first mobile phone color screen, and over the years they've learned the makings of a great UI, from a design, technology, and usability perspective. They work with companies across the spectrum, from hardware and software platform vendors, to mobile devices, the automotive industry, consumer electronics manufacturers, network operators and service providers. As part of there design and technology prototyping, we also do field testing and UX previews with end users.

Alt-N Technologies

Acquisition in 2009
Alt-N Technologies, a subsidiary of Research in Motion (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM), develops affordable and secure messaging and collaboration solutions designed for, and trusted by, small-to-medium businesses in over 90 countries and 25 languages worldwide. The company's flagship solutions, the MDaemonÂ:registered: Email Server for Windows and the SecurityGateway for Exchange/SMTP Servers, install in minutes, include the latest email security technologies, and require minimal support and administration to operate and maintain. The company uses a network of global distributors and resellers for the sales and support of its products.


Series A in 2008
Igloo is a leading provider of digital workplace solutions, helping companies move beyond traditional intranets to inspiring digital destinations that improve communication, knowledge sharing, collaboration, and culture. All Igloo solutions are 100% cloud-based, mobile-enabled, and integrate with the leading enterprise systems and cloud apps your business relies on. By centralizing all information, Igloo provides a single-source-of-truth and enables a more productive and engaged workforce.

Torch Mobile

Acquisition in 2009
Torch Mobile uses the open-source web browser layout engine WebKit to create web applications for mobile phones. Its main product, the Iris Browser is a web browser or mobile phones with a customizable interface and touch-screen control. The browser can be used on many devices and platforms.


Acquisition in 2016
Our mission is to make IT systems and information more secure by Penetration Testing. Encription Limited is a UK based CESG CHECK IT Security Company, where we complete Penetration Testing and IT training courses for a mixture of Private and Public Companies. We operate from a secure location in Worcestershire, being central within the UK we deliver our services worldwide. Making IT systems and information, whether complex or not, more secure. In doing so, we keep abreast of the latest IT security threats and work with appropriate organisations to develop and maintain IT security standards, defences and techniques that will reduce the risk of an attack on your systems. We offer a variety of IT Security Training starting from IT Security Awareness to Check Team Member status. Our solutions are tailored to your specific needs, risk profile and budget.


Acquisition in 2011
NewBay enables operators and device makers to deliver a lifetime of digital content experiences across any connected device such as mobile, PC, tablets and TV. The NewBay white label software platform powers cloud-based services for storing, sharing, accessing and organizing digital content. NewBay enables customers to monetize a wide range of branded services such as social networking, photo and video albums, digital vault, notifications and converged messaging. NewBay is delivering highly successful commercial services for operators and device makers worldwide. Customers include T-Mobile, Telefonica O2, Orange, U.S. Cellular, AT&T, Telstra, Verizon and LG Electronics. NewBay is processing millions of messages daily and stores billions of media for live operator and device maker services. NewBay is based in Dublin, Ireland; Seattle, USA; Atlanta, USA; London, UK; Sydney, Australia and Seoul, South Korea. NewBay was founded in 2002. Following acquisition in 2011, NewBay is a wholly owned subsidiary of Research In Motion Limited (RIM).


Venture Round in 2000
AvantGo, Inc. provides software and services that enable and enhance the use of Internet-based content and corporate intranets to mobile devices, including personal digital assistants and Internet-enabled phones. The company licenses its AvantGo M-Business Server products and AvantGo mobile applications products to help its customers provide their employees, customers, suppliers, and business affiliates with easy access to business information. The AvantGo Mobile Internet service allows individuals to access Internet-based content and applications, and gives content providers and other businesses a new medium for reaching and interacting with new and existing customers. In February 2002, AvantGo was chosen by Microsoft for the participation in the Microsoft Mobility Partner Advisory Council. AvantGo provides solutions for the Microsoft Windows Powered Pocket PC 2002.


Acquisition in 2007
Fastmobile offers integrated communications and community solutions to wireless operators, portals, and handset manufacturers. The company offers the Fastmobile Experience which enables the delivery of communications applications and value-added services such as integrated messaging, content, commerce, and social networking through a user interface. It also provides mobile operators with a suite of services such as integrated voice, messaging, and content applications that enable users to communicate, share, and consume information. The company facilitates the mobilization of portals' and ISPs' online messaging and content services as well as enables portals and ISPs to bring multimedia messaging and content applications into a mobile environment. Its services platform enables and integrates mobile communities by connection, including voice, IM SMS, multimedia messaging, and email. Fastmobile was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois with additional offices in North America, Europe, China, and South America. It operates as a subsidiary of Research In Motion Limited.


Acquisition in 2001
Plazmic K.K. provides content deployment solutions for mobile devices worldwide, and is a Japanese subsidiary of Canadian-based Research In Motion Limited (RIM). Plazmic's suite of software solutions enable rich and dynamic content creation and deployment for wireless devices worldwide. Prior to its acquisition by BlackBerry (then RIM), Plazmic raised about $8 million (CAD). Investors included the Eastern Technology Seed Investment Fund (BDC and BMO & VW), Ventures West (VW), and angels. Plazmic had about 36 employees at the time of acquisition, located mainly in Toronto with a team in Tokyo. Plazmic was founded by Jay Steele, who led the company's technology development as CTO and President. Keith Bates was the original lead VC and later became CEO. The original VC investments in Plazmic earned the CVCA's Deal of the Year Award for high IRR.


Acquisition in 2011
Scoreloop focuses on building the best mobile gaming technology to extend any game to the social arena. Scoreloop is neither a game developer nor publisher, and therefore does not compete within their market. Instead, Scoreloop cooperates with all players of the mobile gaming value chain - from game developers and aggregators, to publishers and portals - to maximize their gamers' experience, improve their community's cohesiveness, and provide them with additional revenue streams.


Acquisition in 2014
Movirtu reinvents the way mobile phones are used to increase access to phone services by the rural poor. Their cloud phone provides affordable access to mobile phone services for the 1 billion people who earn between $1-2 a day, cannot afford a phone, but spend 5-30% of their income on phone sharing or village phones. By providing mobile carriers with innovative, low cost infrastructure products, Movirtu enables them to offer customers their own phone numbers and messaging accounts without the expense of owning a phone.


Acquisition in 2008
Chalk creates software that allows companies to author, deploy, track , and report or multimedia content for mobile devices such as the BlackBerry. Their list of clients include major companies in the retail, technology, and financial services industries.


Acquisition in 2011
Ubitexx GmbH develops and distributes management and security software for smartphones and mobile devices. It offers ubi-Suite, a centralized smartphone management suite of capabilities. The company also provides strategic mobile management consulting, training and installation, and technical support services. It serves banking, insurance, pharmaceuticals, energy, media, engineering, and automotive industries, as well as public sector. Ubitexx GmbH was founded in 2002 and is based in Munich, Germany with an additional office in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Acquisition in 2011 makes scheduling meetings easy--across organizations, calendar systems, and time zones. It eliminates costly double bookings, frustrating time zone mishaps, and the endless back and forth emails and phone calls of finding a time to meet. Tungle syncs with your existing calendar -- Outlook (with or without Exchange), Google Calendar, Apple iCal, Entourage for Mac and Lotus Notes (Beta). is free and does not require meeting invitees or visitors to a user's page to sign in or register to schedule meetings. also supports scheduling meetings on-the-go with for iPhone and BlackBerry.


Acquisition in 2014
Since being established in 2007, Secusmart has successfully driven forward the importance of secure communications. Only two years after their formation, the team and founders, Hans-Christoph Quelle and Christoph Erdmann, received approval for their government tender application. From this time onwards, governmental agencies, defence ministries, and many other institutions are equipped with the secure solutions from Secusmart. A new standard, which is sought after by many corporations and governments around the world.


Acquisition in 2011
JayCut provides online video editing technology to companies. Consider if you could actually edit a video on YouTube and then send it to your friend's cellphone with a click. JayCut could give that to YouTube or any other site who has or wish to have video. This Swedish company was founded in February 2007 after one year of technology development. The goal was at first to launch a consumer site but after one year the business model was changed to B2B. For a license the editing technology is today integrated in the other site to provide a seamless experience. Customers include the Oprah Winfrey Network, IKEA, Procter&Gamble and many other companies, from corporate giants to small entrepreneur websites. A website/company of any size can since early 2010 use JayCut's public API to integrate the editor on the website in just minutes. The company says the launch has been a success with over a thousand websites having API access as of August 2010. JayCut has for the site/technology has received awards from Google (SIME Innovation Day 2007), Internetworld (Best Swedish Entertainment Site 2007) and CNET (Webware 100 Video Finalist) as well as recognition in BusinessWeek as one of the most promising companies run by young entrepreneurs in Europe. JayCut is cash flow positive (September 2008).

Ascendent Systems

Acquisition in 2006
Ascendent Systems, a subsidiary of Research In Motion (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM), is the premier provider of enterprise voice mobility solutions that allow companies to be more responsive to customers and crisis by giving them the power to reach anyone, anywhere, immediately.