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Investments

208

Portfolio Exits

52

Funds

3

About Relay Ventures

Relay Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm that invests in passionate entrepreneurs disrupting and creating new markets through mobile technologies. Unlike other funds, Relay exclusively focuses on software for mobile devices and the connected Internet, creating an unparalleled set of networks and resources that tangibly help founders build world-class companies. With offices in Menlo Park and Toronto, the firm is active throughout North America. The company, formerly ATP Capital, rebranded in March 2012. ATP Capital was created in 2010 to facilitate the merger of the investment teams of JLA Ventures and RBC Venture Partners (aka Clairmont Capital) to focus exclusively on mobile venture capital investment opportunities under the BlackBerry Partners Fund brand around the world.

Relay Ventures Headquarter Location

333 Bay Street Suite 600

Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2R2,

Canada

416-367-2440

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Latest Relay Ventures News

FanUp Closes $4M Seed II Funding Round

Dec 14, 2021

FanUp, Inc. , a Philadelphia, PA-based mobile gaming company, closed its $4m Seed II funding round. Backers included Accomplice (DraftKings, Skillz), Alumni Ventures Group (Circle – Crypto), John Albright (co-founder, Relay Ventures, lead investor in The Score), Ruttenberg Gordon Investments, and The Carpenter Family (former owners of the Philadelphia Phillies). The company intends to use the funds for marketing and growth across sports, esports, pop culture, and brand partnerships, building upon the popularity of in-app interactions with Fanatics, Peloton, Mirror, Nike, Louis Vuitton, and Lululemon, and expand its team, which brings deep industry expertise in gaming, product design, technology, and D2C at Fortune 100 companies. Led by Tej Bodiwala, founder and CEO, FanUp provides an app to enjoy fantasy sports, esports, and pop culture events together (from NFL, NBA, and MLB to IPL Cricket, The Grammys, and The Bachelor Finale), with friends and rival fans. It features: Multiplayer groups The most engaging social fan community Social Media presence (TikTok, IG) Peer-to-peer challenges

Relay Ventures Investments

208 Investments

Relay Ventures has made 208 investments. Their latest investment was in Boomerang as part of their Seed VC on April 4, 2022.

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Relay Ventures Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

4/13/2022

Seed VC

Boomerang

$2.8M

Yes

3

8/10/2021

Series B

Blue J

$9M

No

12

8/3/2021

Seed VC - II

Bird Canada

No

4

6/3/2021

Series A

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$99M

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10

5/25/2021

Series B

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$99M

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10

Date

4/13/2022

8/10/2021

8/3/2021

6/3/2021

5/25/2021

Round

Seed VC

Series B

Seed VC - II

Series A

Series B

Company

Boomerang

Blue J

Bird Canada

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Amount

$2.8M

$9M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

No

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

3

12

4

10

10

Relay Ventures Portfolio Exits

52 Portfolio Exits

Relay Ventures has 52 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Nymi on April 12, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

4/12/2022

Acquired

2

1/13/2022

Acquired

1

12/9/2021

Acquired

1

11/11/2021

Acq - Fin

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10

11/1/2021

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

4/12/2022

1/13/2022

12/9/2021

11/11/2021

11/1/2021

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acq - Fin

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

2

1

1

10

10

Relay Ventures Fund History

3 Fund Histories

Relay Ventures has 3 funds, including Relay Ventures III.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

11/3/2016

Relay Ventures III

$150M

3

3/21/2012

BlackBerry Partners Fund 2

$99M

10

BlackBerry Partners Fund

$99M

0

Closing Date

11/3/2016

3/21/2012

Fund

Relay Ventures III

BlackBerry Partners Fund 2

BlackBerry Partners Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

$150M

$99M

$99M

Sources

3

10

0

Relay Ventures Team

3 Team Members

Relay Ventures has 3 team members, including current Founder, Managing Partner, John Albright.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

John Albright

Founder, Managing Partner

Current

Alex Baker

Managing Partner

Current

Kevin Talbot

RBC Venture Partners

Managing Partner

Current

Name

John Albright

Alex Baker

Kevin Talbot

Work History

RBC Venture Partners

Title

Founder, Managing Partner

Managing Partner

Managing Partner

Status

Current

Current

Current

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