BlackBerry

Blackberry is a multinational company that provides cybersecurity, endpoint management, remote working and asset tracking services for businesses. Read more

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BlackBerry

Blackberry is a multinational company that provides cybersecurity, endpoint management, remote working and asset tracking services for businesses. Read more

John Chen's photo - Chairman & CEO of BlackBerry

Chairman & CEO

John Chen

CEO Approval Rating

65/100

Founded:

1984

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Nokia is perceived as one of BlackBerry's biggest rivals. Nokia was founded in 1865 in Espoo, Southern Finland. Nokia is in the Computers, Peripherals, Networking and Electronic Equipment field. Nokia generates $26B more revenue than BlackBerry.

Motorola is BlackBerry's #2 rival. Motorola is a Private company that was founded in 1928 in Chicago, Illinois. Motorola competes in the Telecommunications Equipment field. Compared to BlackBerry, Motorola has 35,956 more employees.

HTC is one of BlackBerry's top competitors. HTC's headquarters is in Taoyuan District, Taichung (city), and was founded in 1997. HTC operates in the Consumer Electronics industry. HTC generates 23% of BlackBerry's revenue.

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BlackBerry Quarterly and Annual Revenue

Trailing 12-Months Trend (TTM)

Annual Revenue

$893M

BlackBerry's revenue is the ranked 22th among it's top 10 competitors. The top 10 competitors average 56B. Over the last four quarters, BlackBerry's revenue has grown by 1.9%. Specifically, in Q1 2021's revenue was $210M; in Q4 2020, it was $218M; in Q3 2020, it was $259M; in Q2 2020, BlackBerry's revenue was $206M.

BlackBerry Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
Cylance, Inc.

Nov 2018

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$1.4B
Cylance is a cybersecurity firm that provides artificial intelligence based antivirus and endpoint protection solutions.
Encription Limited

Feb 2016

Source »
undisclosed
Encription is a cybersecurity consultancy that provides penetration testing, digital forensics, Information Technology security training services.
Good Technology Corp.

Sep 2015

Source »
$425M
Good Technology develops and provides secure and managed enterprise mobility software solutions.
BlackBerry AtHoc, Inc.

Jul 2015

Source »
undisclosed
AtHoc is a networked crisis communication platform that develops emergency alert systems for government agencies and military bodies.
WatchDox, Inc.

Apr 2015

Source »
$100M
WatchDox is a data security firm that provides secure enterprise file sharing and collaboration solutions.

These are all the companies that BlackBerry has acquired. BlackBerry has acquired 28 companies and its latest acquisition was Cylance, Inc. in Nov 2018. Cylance is a cybersecurity firm that provides artificial intelligence based antivirus and endpoint protection solutions.

BlackBerry Funding History

Since BlackBerry was founded in 1984, it has participated in 2 rounds of funding. In total BlackBerry has raised $480.0M. BlackBerry's last funding round was on Aug 2020 for a total of $365.0M

ROUND

FUNDING DATE

AMOUNT

INVESTORS

Private Placement
Aug 2020
$365M

Hamblin Watsa Investment Counsel Ltd

IPO
Oct 1997
$115M
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Since BlackBerry was founded in 1984, it has participated in 2 rounds of funding. In total BlackBerry has raised $480.0M. BlackBerry's last funding round was on Aug 2020 for a total of $365.0M

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NantHealth is a cloud-based medical Information Technology platform that enables medical professionals to share and deliver healthcare information.
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Apr 14, 2014
Equity
Jun 01, 2016

These are all the companies that BlackBerry has invested in. BlackBerry has invested 28 companies and its latest investment was Cylance, Inc. in Nov 2018. Cylance is a cybersecurity firm that provides artificial intelligence based antivirus and endpoint protection solutions.

BlackBerry News

May 6, 2021MarketScreener

to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences

(marketscreener.com) WATERLOO, ON, May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- BlackBerry Limited today announced it... See more »
April 29, 2021Equity Guru

BlackBerry Limited (BB.T) Partners With Carleton University to Train Next Generation of Software Engineers

BlackBerry Limited (BB.T) and Carleton University have entered into a $21 million USD, five year part... See more »
April 28, 2021Telecompaper

BlackBerry names presidents to lead IoT, cybersecurity focus

(Telecompaper) BlackBerry announced a reorganisation to focus on the two markets cybersecurity and Io... See more »
April 28, 2021MarketScreener

When Power Equals Distance

(marketscreener.com) When Power Equals Distance AUTOMOTIVE / 04.28.21 / John Wall Share on Twitter Sh... See more »
April 26, 2021MarketScreener

What's New in BlackBerry UEM 12.14

(marketscreener.com) What's New in BlackBerry UEM 12.14 BLACKBERRY UEM / 04.26.21 / Colin Fullerton S... See more »
April 25, 2021MarketScreener

Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims On Behalf of Investors of BlackBerry Limited - BB

(marketscreener.com) NEW YORK, April 24, 2021 -- Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of i... See more »
April 22, 2021Benzinga

BlackBerry

During Q4, BlackBerry's (NYSE:BB) reported sales totaled $215.00 million. Despite a 71.88% in earning... See more »

BlackBerry Blogs

February 26, 2019Blackberry Blog

The Cost of Implementing Vulnerable Devices in Your Enterprise

The Internet of Things represents an unprecedented cybersecurity challenge. Everything is being broug... See more »
January 22, 2019Blackberry Blog

How BlackBerry and Its Partners Helped a Major Taxi-Hailing Platform Get on the Road to Digital Transformation

MiCab was founded with a simple goal in mind: to change how people travel. Based in the... / Read Mor... See more »
January 18, 2019Blackberry Blog

ICYMI: The Simple Solution to the Technology Trust Crisis

In case you missed it, earlier this week John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO of BlackBerry, posted.... See more »
January 2, 2019Blackberry Blog

BlackBerry Accelerates in Japan to Help the Country Realize its Vision: Self-Driving Cars on the Road by 2020

Japan is globally renowned for its excellence in design, engineering and manufacturing - especially i... See more »
December 18, 2018Blackberry Blog

John Chen Speaks at Toronto Global Forum

"We just want to secure communications. We want to let people know and let them control their... / Re... See more »
September 24, 2018Blackberry Blog

BlackBerry Designs a Winning Licensing Strategy

Last week an important product was launched at the London Design Festival: the MP02. Designed by Jasp... See more »
September 12, 2018Blackberry Blog

Introducing a New Secure Manufacturing Service to Win Consumer Trust

Connecting people and things may be the new norm for businesses and consumers alike, but with the... ... See more »

BlackBerry Press Releases

March 8, 2021PR Newswire

Girl Guides of Canada and BlackBerry Announce Success of Joint Cybersecurity Education Program

TORONTO and WATERLOO, ON, March 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- To mark International Women's Day, Girl Guide... See more »
January 20, 2021WebProNews

Blackberry Rises on News of Facebook Settlement

WebProNews Blackberry Rises on News of Facebook Settlement Blackberry shares have had their best run ... See more »
October 14, 2020News n Releases

Government, CME and Blackberry Partner on Ontario's Economic Reco

BlackBerry will participate in the Ontario Made program, managed by CME, aimed at promoting locally m... See more »
October 8, 2020WebWire

BlackBerry Uncovers Massive Hack-For-Hire Group Targeting Governments, Businesses, Human Rights Groups and Influential Individuals

BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today released new research highlighting the true reach and so... See more »
September 16, 2020WebWire

Saudi Financial Company Chooses BlackBerry UEM and BlackBerry Workspaces for Secure Communications

BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) announced Saudi Financial Lease Contract Registry Company, kno... See more »
August 25, 2020Cision Canada

Concerned Shareholder Objects to BlackBerry's Related Party Transactions with Fairfax

/CNW/ - Dorsey R. Gardner, a long-standing shareholder of BlackBerry Limited ("BlackBerry" or the "Co... See more »

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BlackBerry Summary

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Overview

BlackBerry (NASDAQ, BBRY) provides wireless and mobile communications solutions. Founded in 1984 when it was then known as Research in Motion Limited, the company has its headquarters in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. It is best known to the public as the...

CEO

BlackBerry's Chairman & CEO, John Chen, currently has an approval rating of 65%. BlackBerry's primary competitors are Nokia, Motorola & HTC.

Website

blackberry.com

Frequently Asked Questions about BlackBerry

  1. When was BlackBerry founded?

    BlackBerry was founded in 1984
  2. Who is BlackBerry's CEO?

    BlackBerry's CEO is John Chen
  3. How much revenue does BlackBerry generate?

    BlackBerry generates $893M in revenue
  4. How much funding does BlackBerry have?

    BlackBerry has historically raised $480M in funding
  5. Where is BlackBerry's headquarters?

    BlackBerry's headquarters is in Waterloo Ontario, CA
  1. How many employees does BlackBerry have?

    BlackBerry has 4,044 employees
  2. What sector does BlackBerry operate in?

    BlackBerry is in Telecommunications Equipment
  3. Who are BlackBerry's competitors?

    BlackBerry's top competitors are Nokia, Motorola, HTC
  4. Who has BlackBerry invested in?

    BlackBerry's has invested in companies such as NantHealth