Episode 6 of Alacrity Canada’s “Between 2 Term Sheets” podcast features an exciting conversation with co-founder of Round 13 Capital, co-host of The Disruptors on BNN, and former dragon from CBC’s Dragons’ Den – Bruce Croxon.
- The importance of “happy customers”
- The rise of Canada’s startup/investment ecosystem
- The experience of founding Round 13
- The influence of Dragons’ Den on Bruce’s other pursuits
- The markets that currently interest Bruce most
- And more!
About Bruce Croxon
Bruce is a Canadian entrepreneur, television personality, and venture capitalist. Bruce spent the first half of his career piloting Lavalife from infancy through to its sale in 2004 for $176 million. He is currently a partner at Round13 Capital and co-host of BNN‘s TV show, The Disruptors.
About Round 13 Capital
Round13 Capital is a Toronto based growth-stage venture capital firm that invests in Canadian companies with the potential of becoming monster hits. They don’t just write cheques and then drop-in quarterly for a performance review. Their interest is in working with you to get you as big as fast as possible.
About the host – Alacrity Chairman Owen Matthews
Owen joined Wesley Clover as a General Partner in 2004 and has invested in Echosec Systems, Encepta Corp., HYAS, Pretio Interactive, Referral SaaSquatch, Tutela Technologies, and Certn, among others.
Prior to joining Wesley Clover, Owen founded NewHeights Software, a pioneer in enterprise unified communication software which was eventually acquired by CounterPath Corporation.
With his love of tech and creating opportunities for young entrepreneurs, Owen co-founded the Alacrity Foundation. Alacrity provides an intense incubation environment to prepare graduates for entrepreneurship in the tech industry.
Previously on “Between 2 Term Sheets”
Episode 1: Tom Williams (Angel Investor & Founder) and Will Fraser (CEO of SaaSquatch)
Episode 3: Ben Narashim (Venture Partner at NEA)
Episode 4: Alex Tong (Information Venture Partners)
Episode 5: Certn CEO & Steve Clark of Company Capital