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John Criswick


Mr. John Criswicl is a Co-Founder and Investor at Blacksumac. He is also an Angel Investor. He is also a Co-Founder of Magmic and also serves as its Chief Executive Officer. He also served as Chief Executive Officer and co-founded Rove Mobile. He is the founder of Rove, successful entrepreneur and industry visionary, provides strategic direction and leadership for the company. With a background in space technology and degrees in Electrical Engineering and Quantum Mechanics, John has always pushed the limits of technology. John founded Beduin Communications in 1997 and built one of the first Java-based cell phone browsers, enabling mobile connectivity to the Internet for the first time. After selling Beduin to Sun Microsystems in 1998, John founded Rove (then Idokorro) and pioneered applications for handhelds such as remote over-the-air access to computers and mobile IT management. John also founded Magmic Games in 2002 to tap into the emerging market for mobile game development and publishing.

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • 126 York Street
  • 4th Floor
  • Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T5
  • Canada

+1 (613) 000-0000

John Criswick Investments (1)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
00000.00 00000 (00000 Social/Platform Software Out of Business
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John Criswick Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
00000.00 01-Jun-2017 000 00 00000000 Completed
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John Criswick Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
John Criswick Angel Investor Ottawa, Canada