Bruce (@bruce_croxon) co-founded Round 13 Capital to address the market opportunity created by the lack of funding available to growth stage digital companies in Canada.
He spent the first half of his career as a hands-on operator, piloting Lavalife from infancy through to its sale in 2004 for $176 million. Today, Bruce engages regularly with Round13 portfolio companies putting his operational and marketing expertise to work as an investor and partner.
Bruce is a regular speaker and commentator in the Canadian business community. He is the co-host of The Disruptor on BNN and was formerly a dragon on CBC’s Dragons’ Den.
John is passionate about mentoring great entrepreneurs. Investing for over 20 years, he first provided the initial funding to Softimage, the world-leading 3D animation and first ever public company bought by Microsoft. In 1994, John co-founded McLean Watson Capital, one of the most successful technology investors in Canada. Start-up funding was provided to FloNetwork (sold to Doubleclick) and Fortiva (sold to Proofpoint). McLean Watson was also the majority investor in i4i, and driving force behind its patent infringement victory against Microsoft. Through its investment in Lavalife, John met Bruce which eventually led to their co-founding of Round13 Capital.
John held senior positions in M&A and public financing with Wood Gundy. He is a past President and Chair of the Canadian Venture Capital Association and for several years, a judge of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
General Partner, CFO
Since joining Round13, Brahm has been actively involved in conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities and working with existing investees.
Prior to joining Round13, Brahm worked in Private Equity at ONCAP Management Partners, the mid-market private equity fund of Onex Corporation and in Investment Banking in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at RBC Capital Markets.
Brahm holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Finance degree from the Schulich School of Business.
Director of Operations
Josh is a Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA) by training, spending nearly a decade with Grant Thornton LLP in Toronto where he became a Senior Manager in the Assurance practice serving clients across various industries including, but not limited to, manufacturing, mining, and cannabis. Josh’s clients varied in size from start-up ventures to publicly traded companies which gave him an early introduction to the varying needs of businesses at each stage in their lifecycle. In addition to his role as Senior Manager, Josh was the Practice Support Advisor for Central Canada, providing accounting and reporting advisory services on complex matters to internal clients. Josh brings these experiences and skills to Round13 with the ability to support our portfolio companies with their accounting and reporting needs.
Prior to joining Round13, Josh was the Director of Finance of Sourced Group (cloud consulting services, acquired by Amdocs – NASDAQ: DOX) where he managed the global finance function and was a key contributor in capital raises and the entire sale process of Sourced Group to Amdocs. Through his time at Sourced Group and Amdocs, Josh is well positioned to advise and assist our portfolio companies as they scale for growth towards and prepare for future liquidity transactions.
Director of Finance
Sanjiv joined Round13 in the beginning of 2020 to establish the Round13 Growth Fund as a Founder and Managing Partner. Sanjiv has spent 20+ years in the technology & healthcare sectors, and is one of Canada's most experienced and widely respected growth company advisors and financiers.
Prior to establishing the Round13 Growth Fund, Sanjiv headed the Technology, Media, Telecommunication (“TMT”), Sustainability and Healthcare investment banking group at a Canadian bank owned dealer.
During his professional career Sanjiv has advised a wide variety of Canadian growth companies on M&A, IPO and capital raising initiatives, including leading transactions for several of the most prominent public software-as-a-service companies in Canada. Some of Sanjiv’s most recent trusted clients have included Lightspeed POS, Shopify, Kinaxis, Halogen and Solium, and Sanjiv has acted in advisory roles for many other long-term clients including Pure Technologies, Com Dev, and RuggedCom.
Sanjiv holds a Bachelor of Arts, Economics from the University of Western Ontario, a MBA, Finance from the Schulich School of Business at York University, and an LLB, Law from Osgoode Hall Law School.
Craig’s main interest is helping entrepreneurs to build powerful sales & marketing machines. He was the co-founder and CEO of Fitzii, an online recruiting company that uses a predictive algorithm to match candidates to employers (sold to the Ian Martin Group).
Craig worked at Deloitte – initially as a Marketing Director and later as a strategy consultant in the Enterprise Risk practice. Before that, Craig co-founded and led Ethos, the corporate responsibility practice of JWT – the world’s fourth-biggest ad agency.
Craig has an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto. He was on the Advisory Board of AutoShare (sold to Enterprise) and, until recently, was on the Board at Evergreen.
Alex is an original member of the Round13 Growth investment team and is actively involved in originating and executing new investments. He brings to the team nearly 10 years of experience in growth equity, private equity and corporate finance in the Canadian and European markets.
Prior to joining Round13 Growth, Alex was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs in the Principal Investment Area, the equity investing arm of GS' Merchant Banking Division, based in London, UK. Prior to that, he held investing and corporate finance roles at Teachers' Private Capital and RBC Capital Markets.
Alex holds an MBA from INSEAD and an HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
Ryan is a member of the Round13 Growth investment team and is actively involved with executing new investments.
Prior to joining Round13 Growth, Ryan held investing roles at Ripple Ventures and White Star Capital, working with founders and evaluating investment opportunities ranging from the seed stage to series B.
Ryan holds a Bachelor of Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Waterloo, where he was a founding member of the UW Student Venture Fund.
Ben is responsible for sourcing new investment opportunities, conducting due diligence and providing operating support to our investees.
Prior to joining Round13, Ben held roles in strategy and operations with Blueground and in legal with Osler's Emerging and High Growth Companies group. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto's joint JD/MBA program.