Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur

10 Tips for Founders From Startup Veteran and Hockeystick Advisor Bryan Bogensberger. For most entrepreneurs, starting and running one successful business [...]
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Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur

10 Tips for Founders From Startup Veteran and Hockeystick Advisor Bryan Bogensberger. For most entrepreneurs, starting and running one successful business during their career is enough of a challenge. But for serial entrepreneurs — those who start, run and often sell multiple businesses — the thrill of startup life is too appealing to do only once.
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Information Rights: Why Yours Should Include a Technology Platform Clause

Easily Track Portfolio Progress and Increase Transparency. It’s natural that you want to know what’s going on with your portfolio. Without regular performance updates, portfolio managers are left in the proverbial dark. An uncomfortable spot to be in when your job requires you to have a handle on every investment. That’s a good reason to want to [...]
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5 SaaS Metrics Investors Want to See

Put Your SaaS Business in an Investor’s Top-Right Corner. It’s been almost five years since Marc Andreessen coined the term “software is eating the world” and the phrase is almost truer today. The number of SaaS companies continues to skyrocket, bringing more businesses into the market and making the sector more competitive when it comes to [...]
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Why Non-Financial Metrics Are Key for Measuring Portfolio Performance

Many funds mistakenly assess their portfolio's solely by financial metrics. Moneyball, the bestseller by Michael Lewis, describes how Oakland Athletics used carefully chosen statistics to build a winning baseball team on the cheap. The book was published over a decade ago and its business implications have been thoroughly dissected. Still, the key [...]
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How BDC Capital Scaled Its Portfolio Insight and Value

With Hockeystick, BDC Capital is collecting better data and measuring performance. BDC Capital's Strategic Investments and Partnerships (SIP) division is one of the largest seed stage investors in Canada. Mandated to strengthen and expand BDC’s strategic initiatives within Canada’s venture capital (VC) ecosystem, SIP works with entrepreneurs and [...]
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Why Limited Partners Need an Automated Portfolio System

The Foundation of a Modern Fund's Operations. Doing things better and making jobs easier usually means finding ways to create order out of chaos. That’s likely what Mary Shelly, author of the 1831 classic Frankenstein, meant when she wrote, “Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos.”
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The Reporting Challenge in the Private Equity Arena [New Research]

Why Funds Should Embrace Digitally-Driven Solutions. The beginning of the year is an ideal time to analyze your fund’s performance and identify the biggest obstacles it’s facing. After all, every challenge is also an opportunity to improve. According to EY’s “3rd Annual Global Private Equity Fund and Investor Survey,” finance executives and [...]
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What Data Gurus at Incubators and Accelerators Are Monitoring

Introducing the Two Main Data Categories of Startup Assistance Organizations. Despite the largely public sources of funding that business incubators and accelerators receive, very few of them publicly release data on their outcomes. This is often noted as being due to factors like the workload and time-consuming nature of data collection. However, [...]
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SaaS North 2016: Conference Wrap

This post was originally published on Voice of the North. I recently had the chance to catch up with Raymond Luk, Founder and CEO of Hockeystick. We chatted about his experience exhibiting and pitching at the inaugural SaaS North conference. Plus, I got his unique take on the rise of the SaaS industry.
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Beta Test Hockeystick's New Portfolio Dashboard

The Big Picture and the Fine Details Are Both at Hand with Hockeystick's new Portfolio Dashboard. With a fresh look and feel, and new formatting controls, your Portfolio Dashboard just became even more impactful. That's because you can now customize your own dashboard in Hockeystick. This update will allow you to modify your dashboard, spot trends [...]
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