What does it take to build a wildly successful Canadian technology company? For Bruce Croxon, it took over a decade of entrepreneurial endurance.
“It’s never all pleasure, it was a 15 year overnight success story.”
Croxon is one the most sought-out mentors and investors among aspiring entrepreneurs in Canada, as he regularly shares the wisdom from having founded Lavalife, an early tech startup that was sold for 180 million dollars in 2004, and having interacted with numerous business cases on CBC’s Dragons’ Den as the featured Dragon.
Croxon currently co-hosts the Disruptors on BNN and CTV, and, as the Managing Partner, helms Round13 Capital, where he invests millions of dollars in the next wave of Canadian tech growth-stage companies. In 2017, Bruce and Round13 Capital raised $95 million for Canadian growth-stage startups.
In this week’s #StartupPodcast, host Rivers Corbett talks to Bruce about why it is precisely our time to shine in Canadian tech industry.
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