Relay Ventures

Relay Ventures

A venture capital firm in Canada that focuses on applications and services including mobile commerce such as payments, advertising, retailing, and consumer banking.

Relay Ventures is a venture capital firm in Canada that focuses on applications and services including mobile commerce such as payments, advertising, retailing, and consumer banking. Founded 2008 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada by John Albright and Kevin Talbot, it invests in early stage ventures, seed, series A, series B, and series C rounds. Its portfolio companies include AdmitHub, The Logic, 7shifts, TouchBistro and Greenlight Financial Technology. As of February 2020, Relay Ventures has made 144 investments. Their most recent investment was on November 1, 2019, when The Logic raised CA$1.8M. Relay Ventures has had 31 exits, the most notable of which include Achievers, theScore, and Luma. Relay Ventures has raised two funds, their latest being Relay Ventures III. This fund was announced on November 3, 2016 and raised a total of CA$200M.

Timeline

2008

Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Payfone

A company offering mobile digital identity solutions for businesses.

A company that has designed software with scheduling and communication tools for restaurants. It was founded in 2014 and is located in Saskatoon, Ontario.

Greenlight Financial Technology is an Atlanta-based company offering a debit cards for kids parents can manage by app.

A software company that uses data to analyze how people move with transportation within cities. It is located in San Francisco, California and was founded in 2017.

Automat is a company that focuses on marketing for brands, founded by Andy Mauro.

A software company making human resource management software for small and medium sized businesses.

Startup accelerator founded in 2012

Rally.org is a San Francisco-based company founded in 2011 by Jonas Lamis.

Quickplay Media is a Toronto-based company.

ecobee is a Toronto-based developer of WiFi enabled thermostats for residential and commercial applications.

A company offering public relations and social media marketing services.

AdmitHub is a Boston-based company founded by Andrew Magliozzi.

Jelli is a company founded by Michael Dougherty.

San Francisco based software company.

Shoplogix is a software company.

Blue J Legal is a Toronto-based company founded by Benjamin Alarie, Anthony Niblett, Albert Yoon and Brett Janssen.

mDialog is an advertising company.

Swift Medical is a healthcare company.

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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Alex Baker

Employee

Andy Yang

Employee

Dinesh M

Advisor

Gary Clayton

Advisor

Jake Cassaday

Employee

John Albright

Employee

John Occhipinti

Employee

Kevin Talbot

Employee

Matt Wyndowe

Advisor

Michael K. Baker

Advisor

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

7shifts

Alate Partners

Blue J Legal

Circle Media Inc

Good Buy Gear

Influitive

Populus

PubNub

The Logic

References

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