Rookie Dragons’ Den investor Bruce Croxon is ready to invest in Canada’s digital startups and announced today that he is bringing other investors on board his new $100 Million fund.
Croxon co-founded online dating service Lavalife in 1988 — well before social networking took hold. After the company is sold for $170 Million, he built Vida, a chain of holistic spas on the West Coast and started venture capital firm Round 13.
Croxon is interested in investing in companies along the Windsor to Montreal corridor but will consider options across Canada. To date the private equity firm’s investments include Montreal’s UrbanOrca.