" Round 13"Bruce is now taking his expertise to a new level; he currently helms Round13 Capital, a company dedicated to investing in growth-stage digital companies." Round 13Dragons Den and more As an investor on CBC’s Dragons’ Den for three years (2011- 2013), Bruce added a broad range of businesses and products to his portfolio including Balzac’s Coffee and En RICHed Academy, which tap into his passion for digital media, marketing and contributing positively to the community.Since then, lavalife.com’s membership roster has had a steady rise.

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The Pew Research Center released a study about the world of online dating in late 2013, finding that one-in-five adults ages 25-34 years old have used online dating.

Lavalife ( has approximately 1.3 million total profiles worldwide, with the majority in Canada, and members throughout the U. The site’s new feature called “In Common” alerts users to common interests when searching profiles.

Dragons Den and more As an investor on CBC’s Dragons’ Den for three years (2011- 2013), Bruce added a broad range of businesses and products to his portfolio including Balzac’s Coffee and En RICHed Academy, which tap into his passion for digital media, marketing and contributing positively to the community.

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Long before “social networking” became a buzzword, Bruce made his mark as a digital pioneer by co-founding Lavalife in 1988.

Under his direction, this early tech start-up grew into the marquee brand in online dating with over 2,000,000 users (and countless successful marriages! After its spectacular rise and with the support of his partners, he led the sale of the company for a stunning 180 million dollars."Bruce is now taking his expertise to a new level; he currently helms Round13 Capital, a company dedicated to investing in growth-stage digital companies.It then evolved into a dating service over the phone that was then referred to as Telepersonals.When the internet came around, Lavalife’s creators took advantage of this new platform by subsequently creating their own online dating website.“You’ve got casually driven sites like Plenty of Fish and Grindr, which feed the hook-up culture.Then there are traditional sites like and e Harmony for people looking to get married. We target real people without the pressure,” says Alisa Civiero, who is overseeing the Lavalife relaunch project.“The industry is realizing there’s a gap in the online dating model.