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2017

December 05, 2017

Canadian Startups Should Be Filing Quarterly Reports, This Founder Says

It’s a common refrain from the Prime Minister on down to your local business association and beyond: how do we spur innovation in Canada?

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November 30, 2017

Hockeystick Purchases LaunchSpot to Improve Canada's Startup Ecosystem

Toronto’s Hockeystick has acquired the Waterloo-based LaunchSpot. Hockeystick—a private market data network—said the acquisition will bolster the company's product offering development for cutting-edge organizations like accelerators, incubators and innovation hubs.

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November 29, 2017

Streetwise Newsletter: RBC's Year of Record Profit; GFL Plans $1-Billion IPO

Plus: CanniMed adopts shareholder rights plan in takeover fight with Aurora.

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November 29, 2017

Hockeystick Announces Acquisition of LaunchSpot at SaaS North Conference

Today Canada’s leading private market data network, Hockeystick, announces its acquistion of Waterloo-based LaunchSpot at SaaS North, Canada's largest gathering of its type.

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November 29, 2017

Hockeystick Acquires LaunchSpot to Boost Startup Ecosystem Data Platform

Hockeystick has made its first acquisition in Waterloo-based LaunchSpot, a platform that allows accelerators and startup funders to track their startups.

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September 05, 2017

Hockeystick Partners with CVCA to Become Its Official Data Platform

The Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) has entered into a long-term, strategic partnership with Hockeystick, which will now be the official data platform of the CVCA.

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July 17, 2017

#AcceleratorFest Survey Report Shows Program Mentorship, Alumni Support Not Where It Should Be

Hockeystick and Startupfest have revealed the results of a report that broke down what startups really think about Canadian accelerators.

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June 12, 2017

Government to Speed Up Permit Processing for Foreign High-Skilled Workers

A new federal government initiative is meant to make it easier for certain companies to bring high-skilled foreign workers to Canada.

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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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