Digital Innovator | Former "Dragon" on Dragons' Den | Host, The Disruptors
Bruce Croxon wants to invest in the next Canadian wave. The co-founder of the wildly successful dating site Lavalife, and a former “Dragon” on CBC TV’s Dragons’ Den, shares his informed insights into what it takes to succeed in today’s demanding entrepreneurial environment, speaking on the importance of collaboration, innovation, an open mind, and the need to stay on the cusp of technology when going after your business dreams.
After co-founding Lavalife in 1987, Bruce served in many roles with the company—as partner, chairman, and CEO—guiding it to the position of category leader: it achieved revenues of close to $100 million prior to Bruce leading its sale in 2004 for a stunning $180 million. Since that time, Bruce has been active as both an investor and advisor in early stage companies in the technology and hospitality sectors, continuing to expand the reach of his entrepreneurial successes.
As an ex-Dragon on Dragons’ Den, he adds a broad range of businesses and products to his portfolio that tap into his passion for digital media, health, and marketing. He currently helms Round13, a company dedicated to investment in growth stage digital Canadian companies, and co-hosts The Disruptors on BNN and CTV, a weekly show spotlighting Canadian business.