BlackBerry participated at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016 on Oct 16, 2016  


29 Acquisitions
IPO / Stock
Went Public on Feb 12, 1999 / NASDAQ:BBRY
Waterloo, Ontario
BlackBerry provides wireless devices and solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market.
Embedded Systems, Wireless, Hardware, Software, Telecommunications, Mobile

Company Details


BlackBerry provides wireless devices and solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. It is widely known for the development of the Blackberry smartphone.

It offers the BlackBerry wireless communications platform solution, which includes the commpression and security infrastructure services enabling BlackBerry hand-held wireless devices to send and receive wireless messages and data. It is engaged in the sale of BlackBerry hand-held devices and the provision of data communication.

Its portfolio of products and solutions includes the BlackBerry wireless solution, the BlackBerry Wireless Hand-held product line, the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, software development tools, and other software and hardware. It also provides QNX software for embedded systems market and BBM, which is known as an instant mobile to mobile private messaging service.

BlackBerry also carries expertise in allowing third party commercial and enterprise software developers to build and deploy custom applications to run on BlackBerry smartphones. In addition, it provides its users with the BlackBerry Messenger Social Apps Platform, push, payments, advertising, location, maps, analytics, and Scoreloop services as well as repair and maintenance services.

BlackBerry is engaged in the sales of its solutions through wireless communication carriers and third party distribution channels.

Blackberry was founded in 1984, based in Waterloo, Ontario. The company has offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

Funding Rounds (1) - $1B

DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Nov, 2013$1B / Post Ipo Equity1

Investors (1)

Acquisitions (29)

Feb 24, 2016Unknown
Sep 4, 2015$425M in Cash
Jul 22, 2015$250M in Cash
Apr 21, 2015Unknown
Sep 11, 2014Unknown
Jul 29, 2014Unknown
Mar 9, 2012Unknown
Oct 7, 2011Unknown
Oct 1, 2011Cash
Jul 23, 2011Unknown

Investments (7)

DateInvested InRoundPartner(s)
Mar, 2014$10M / Series B (Lead)
Sep, 2011$5M / Series A (Lead)
May, 2008$4M / Venture
Mar, 2001$32M / Series B
Aug, 2000$7M / Series A
Jul, 2000$14.5M / Series A (Lead)
Apr, 2000$31M / Venture

Current Team (29)


Products (6)

  • BBM App enables its users to connect with one another and share instant messages, pictures, and more for free in real time.
  • BlackBerry Bold was added to CrunchBase in 2010
  • The BlackBerry Classic is a touchscreen-based QWERTY smartphone developed by BlackBerry, previously known as RIM (Research In Motion).
  • The BlackBerry PlayBook (launched April 2011) has multi-touch capacitive 7-inch display, 1GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, an e-reader app,
  • The BlackBerry Style, is BBs flip phone. Closed, the phone is about four inches long by two and a half inches wide. It is about half an
  • RIM's BlackBerry Torch handset (launched in the US in August 2010) combines the firms two product lines into one device.

Offices/Locations (1)

  • Office

    295 Phillip Street

    Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3W8


Upcoming Event Appearances (1)

Mobile World Congress 2017

February 27, 2017 - March 02, 2017

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

This will convene industry leaders, visionaries and innovators to explore the trends that will shape mobile in the years ahead.

Past Event Appearances (12)

Images (2)


Videos (1)


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