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.
"They call me the glue. My job is to make sure Round13 is firing on all cylinders."
Vaneh is the Director of Operations at Round13. She makes sure everything gets done right. Vaneh spent ten years overseeing the financial reporting, customer experience and employee management of a high-end boutique, and so she brings to R13 a wide range of skills and a sharp eye to detail. If you have any questions about R13, Vaneh is a good place to start.
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.
Associate | Round13 Growth Fund
Curtis joined Round13 Growth Fund at it’s inception, and is engaged in all aspects of the investment process from sourcing new investment ideas to supporting portfolio companies.
Prior to joining Round13 Growth Fund, Curtis was a Manager in the Strategy & Business Operations group at a global payments technology start-up, and prior to that was an analyst within the mergers & acquisitions investment banking group at a Canadian bank owned dealer.
Curtis graduated from the University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business with a Bachelor of Commerce degree concentrated in Finance.
Brent is responsible for evaluating new investment opportunities, conducting due diligence and providing support to our existing portfolio.
Brent graduated from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business where he was both an athletic and academic All-American for his leadership in the classroom and as a two-time captain of the varsity lacrosse team. Brent has previous work experience within CIBC’s finance division and as a management consultant in PwC's San Francisco office.
Managing Partner | Round13 Growth Fund
Sanjiv has 20+ years of experience in the technology, media & telecom 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 virtually every public software-as-a-service company 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.
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.
Principal | Round13 Growth Fund
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.
At Round 13, YJ is focused on conducting due diligence on new investment opportunities and working with existing investees.
Prior to joining Round 13, YJ was a member of the investment team at Sageview Capital, a $1bn+ AUM growth equity fund based in the US. Prior to that, YJ worked as a management consultant at Bain & Company in their Toronto office.
YJ holds an Honors Business Administration degree from Ivey Business School.