Kleiner Perkins of course has that $100 million iFund chasing
iPhone inventions and Apple is tipped to unveil its 3G in a month.
The BlackBerry fund says it’s “agnostic to both stage and
balance sheet” and won’t restrict the applications and services “to any single
mobile platform or any specific industry segment.”
It’s supposed to advance the state of the industry.
It’s thinking 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.
Kevin Talbot, a managing director of RBC Venture Partners, is
going to co-manage the fund along with JLA’s John Albright. (RBC is the Royal