in Week in Review

Weekend Reading – November 1, 2008

The BlackBerry Partners Fund invested in 3 startups. $8M in MobiMate (a mobile travel planning system – Israel), $5.5M in Digby (a mobile commerce platform – Austin), and $3.2M in Buzzd (a mobile city guide – New York City).

Bumptop gets some love from Danish VC Morten Lund. “I just love when I see someone presenting his product – being proud like a king!!” Now that’s a compliment you don’t hear everyday! (Guess you have to dress for success…)

My favourite rejections by VCs.

Vengrowth and JLA Ventures scored with portfolio company Q9 Networks being acquired for $355M by ABRY Partners.

W Media Ventures’ Boris Wertz, pipes in with his thoughts on “why these tough times are good for Canadian Internet start-ups.” Read this.

And finally a collection of resources you should take a look at.