Atlas backs former Symbian technology chief

Atlas Ventures today announced that it was putting $1m into Cognima, a start-up founded by Simon East, former VP Technology at Symbian

The funds will be used to continue development of a wireless data replication technology.Cognima's technology will allow end-users to immediately access up-to-date personal information such as phone numbers, emails, text messages and calendar appointments from whichever device they choose, including mobile phones, PDAs, desk-top PCs or web browsers.

Graham O'Keeffe, Principal at Atlas Venture commented, 'Simon East and the Cognima software team have unique expertise in building mobile applications that will work on today's mass market devices. Their proposition is particularly attractive to mobile operators because it enables the operators to provide a valuable service to their customers on their existing network infrastructure, without the need for expensive next generation handsets.'