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Blackberry Partners Fund makes its first investments

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Blackberry Partners Fund, the $150 million investment vehicle started by RIM, makers of Blackberry devices, today announced that it had made its first investments. After reviewing over 3000 business ideas, Blackberry Partners Fund has decided to invest in the following three companies: Buzzd, WorldMate and Digby.

Buzzd is GPS based application that identifies your location and then shows you what is going on around you. It even gets data from sites like Zagat, Citysearch, etc.

WorldMate is mobile travel application that lets you plan and manage your trips including hotel and airline confirmation, weather information and any flight delays or cancellations.

Digby makes mobile commerce storefront for retailers like Overstock.com, 1-800-Flowers, etc.

[Via NYTimes Bits, Boy Genius Report]

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Written by dvdand

October 29, 2008 at 7:58 am

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