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Jonas Brandon joins Rogers Ventures

I am happy to let you all know that Jonas Brandon, a co-founder of StartupNorth, has recently taken a position as Director at Rogers Ventures, who we profiled last year. He will be working with Mike Lee and the team to look at new deals and work with existing Rogers Ventures portfolio companies.

Jonas is a bit of a natural investor, with a consistently good eye for startups that have a shot at making it, he has always impressed me over the years and is a regular source of good advice. We have held court many evenings at the library.

Jonas also recently got married to his wonderful girlfriend Ana. That’s a big Q1!

I had dinner with Mike Lee early this year, and the thing that I am most excited about is the desire at Rogers Ventures to be neither a typical corporate VC fund, or a typical fund at all (my words, not theirs). Having Jonas in this role at Rogers is good news for startups all over Canada and I think it speaks to the foresight of the team at Rogers Ventures.

Founder Fuel, Extreme Ventures, Bootup Labs, Mantella Ventures, iNovia and now Rogers Ventures. Come on. Let’s get this show on the road. Let’s save venture capital in Canada.


  1. Congrats on both big announcements, Jonas!
    Rogers is lucky to have you. I'd say the same of Ana, but I'm sure you're lucky to have her! :)

  2. Congrats on both big announcements, Jonas!
    Rogers is lucky to have you. I’d say the same of Ana, but I’m sure you’re lucky to have her! :)

  3. Congrats Jonas! (Sorry for being late to the party :) )

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