Long before social networking became a buzzword, Bruce Croxon — one of the stars of CBC’s Dragon’s Den — made his mark as a digital pioneer: He co-founded Lavalife in 1987, and revolutionized how people connect.
Join us at the next ITAC Board of Governors Reception and Dinner, February 11 from 5:30 to 9 p.m., at the Sheraton Hotel Downtown in Toronto, to hear Bruce Croxon’s views on the state of Canadian entrepreneurship – both inside and outside technology – from one of Canada’s most prominent practitioners and promoters of the art.
About Bruce Croxon
After co-founding Lavalife Bruce Croxon grew this early tech start-up into the marquee brand in online dating with more than two million users (and countless successful marriages!). In a variety of positions, including partner, chairman and CEO, Croxon helped lead the company’s growth from four to 600 employees, and achieving revenue of just under $100 million. After its spectacular rise, he led the sale of the company for a stunning $180 million dollars. 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 the newest investor on CBC Dragons’ Den, he is adding a broad range of businesses and products to his portfolio that tap into his passion for digital media, health and marketing. Croxon currently helms Round13, a company dedicated to incubating and investing digital start-ups. With a focus on healthy living, he also owns Vida, a chain of highend holistic spas on the west coast of Canada.
For more information, please contact Micheline Lepage, Manager of Programs and Event at (613) 238-4822 x 2245 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.