Roger is a General Partner at Rho Canada Ventures, a division of New York-based Rho Capital Partners. He has ten years of operational & entrepreneurial technology experience and twelve years of venture capital experience.
He is focused on early-stage investing in Mobile, Internet Services, AdTech, Digital Health, E-Commerce and Enterprise Software. At Rho, he has been the lead investor in numerous successful and high profile companies including Chango (acquired by Rubicon Project, NYSE: RUBI), Frank & Oak, Figure 1, Sciencescape, Exact Media, AisleLabs and ShopLocket (acquired by PCH International).
Prior to Rho, Roger was a venture capitalist at GrowthWorks Capital where he was involved in the funding & growth of numerous early stage companies including Xkoto (acquired by Teradata, NYSE: TDC), Whitehill (acquired by Oracle, NYSE: ORCL), Paymentus (acquired by Accel-KKR) and NetShelter (acquired by Ziff Davis, NASDAQ: JCOM). He was also previously an investor at the corporate venture arm of BCE’s wireless division, where he was instrumental in the financing & development of many successful wireless and telecom companies across North America. Prior to his career in venture capital, Rogers was a technology start-up CEO at Mobilessence and worked in a variety of web technology-focused roles at Rogers Communications and Sapphire Technologies (acquired by KKR and, eventually, Randstad).
Roger holds an MBA with Dean’s List Honors from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and a BA from the University of Western Ontario. You can follow Roger on Twitter at @rchabra