CBC today announced that globally recognized business and cybersecurity leader Robert Herjavec (BA 1984) will return for Season 17 of DRAGONS’ DEN after a decade away from The Den. One of the original founding Dragons on the series, Herjavec rose to investor fame over six seasons in Canada on CBC before going across the border as one of the founding Sharks on ABC’s Shark Tank. Herjavec will claim the sixth spot in the Den this fall, joining fellow Dragon investors Arlene Dickinson, Michele Romanow, Manjit Minhas, Vincenzo Guzzo and Wes Hall.
“Ten years ago, I left Canada to take on the world! Today, I run a global, billion-dollar company with 800 people, and I’m back home to where it all started,” said Herjavec. “Canada is a land of entrepreneurs and Dragons’ Den is where they come for inspiration and knowledge. Look out Canada – I’m back in the Den and ready to invest."
“Robert has worked incredibly hard to become known around the world as an innovator in the world of tech and cybersecurity, and we are thrilled to bring his expertise back home to Dragons’ Den,” said Jennifer Dettman, Executive Director, Unscripted Content, CBC. “Robert’s entrepreneurial success story continues to grow and he is extremely well positioned to help emerging Canadian businesses reach their full potential.”
In addition to his work on DRAGONS’ DEN and Shark Tank, Herjavec is a trusted cybersecurity expert and has served as a Cybersecurity Advisor for the Government of Canada, participated in the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and is a member of the US Chamber of Commerce Task Force for Cybersecurity. He also is an accomplished writer and speaker, with his books having all appeared on bestsellers’ lists.
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