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2017

April 27, 2017

New Partnership Aims to Create ‘a Bloomberg for Private Companies’

A new partnership between Wilfrid Laurier University and a financial data startup is aiming to create a single, standardized data set about Canada's startup ecosystem.

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April 27, 2017

Hockeystick and the Lazaridis Institute Partner to Build a Central Data Hub for Canada's Startup Ecosystem

Toronto-based Hockeystick is known for helping investors keep track of their portfolio companies' data through a simple dashboard.

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April 27, 2017

Partnership Aims to Uncover Secrets of ‘Hockey Stick’ Growth

One of the biggest challenges for the startup community and its supporters in Canada is a lack of standardized data around what makes these fledgling companies tick.

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April 27, 2017

Lazaridis Institute, Hockeystick Launch Data Platform for Tech Startups

The Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology Enterprises at Wilfrid Laurier University has partnered with financial market data network Hockeystick in launching a national data platform that aims to change all that.

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April 27, 2017

Wilfrid Laurier Data Platform Secures $2.5M in Federal Funds

Startups and incubators looking for cash, and funders looking for more information on young companies, will benefit from a new data platform being developed at Wilfrid Laurier University.

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April 27, 2017

Laurier Gets $2.5 Million Federal Boost for Scale-Up Data Program

The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario Thursday announced $2.5 million in funding for Wilfrid Laurier University’s Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology Enterprises to support a “national scale-up data platform” designed to capture and track growth metrics for Canadian startups.

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January 16, 2017

Tech Leaders Question the Need for More Funding for Business Incubators

In its next budget, the Canadian federal government is expected to increase funding for startup incubators and accelerators – organizations that provide resources and advice to help young companies grow.

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2016

May 23, 2016

New platforms make it easier for investors to get data on private companies

When worried investors ask the management of a privately held company how it’s doing financially, there’s often a scramble to provide them even the most rudimentary information.

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May 12, 2016

Hockeystick Banking on Toronto’s Growing FinTech Scene

When serial entrepreneur Raymond Luk moved back to Toronto five years ago, he was taken aback by how vibrant the startup ecosystem was, specifically in the financial tech sector. Now he’s hoping to build off that momentum by launching his own fintech startup.

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May 04, 2016

With new seed funding, Hockeystick looks to compete with CB Insights for Startup Data

Raymond Luk agrees with my conceit that Canadian entrepreneurs have a natural predisposition towards building B2B companies.

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March 22, 2016

Hockeystick raises $600k seed round to solve data collection problem for PE funds

Hockeystick.co has raised a $600k seed round from US and Canadian investors including LaunchPad Venture Group, BDC Capital, York Angels and Spark Angels.

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