After months of discussion we can officially tell you about Canada’s newest VC, Round 13 Capital. Its brings together the collective power of Bruce Croxon, John Eckert and Scott Pelton. Bruce Croxon, a judge on CBC’s Dragons’ Den television show and Co-founder of LavaLife, and John Eckert, a veteran technology financier and Co-founder of McLean Watson. Scott Pelton who recently headed the Commercialization Fund for GrowthWorks, and well known within Toronto’s startup community.
Bruce added, “Our vision is straightforward.” “We want to become the leading technology financier in Canada and be the investor of choice for entrepreneurs.”
The founders involved with Round 13 include:
Mike Alkier – Co-Founder, OmniLogic – sold to PricewaterhouseCoopers; Co-founder MapleMusic, Ideaca
Christopher Barnard – Co-Founder, Points.com – IPO trading on NASDAQ
Dave Chamandy – Founder, Darwin Dimensions – sold to AutoDesk; Co-Founder, Lavalife – sold to MemberWorks for $176 million
Paul Chen – Founder, FloNetwork – sold to DoubleClick for $80 million and Founder, Fortiva – sold to Proofpoint
Randall Howard – Co-Founder, MKS – sold to Parametric for $304 million
Nick Koudas, Nilesh Bansal – Co-Founders, Sysomos – sold to Marketwire
Daniel Langlois – Founder, Softimage – sold to Microsoft for $200 million
Haroon Mirza, Shahzad Malik, Faizal Javer – Co-Founders – CognoVision, sold to Intel
Ray Reddy – Founder, PushLife – sold to Google
Mike Serbinis – Co-Founder, DocSpace – sold to Critical Path for $580 million, co-founder, Kobo – sold to Rakuten for $315 million
Michel Vulpe – Founder, i4i – awarded US Supreme Court judgment for $300 million
We had a chance to chat with the team earlier this afternoon at their launch event, and based on the discussion they do seem to have the vision and passion to bring something different to the entrepreneurial community.