Canadian Angel Investments Soar to Record Levels [New Research]

An interview with NACO CEO, Yuri Navarro. Toronto-based Yuri Navarro is the CEO of the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO), the only national [...]
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Canadian Angel Investments Soar to Record Levels [New Research]

An interview with NACO CEO, Yuri Navarro. Toronto-based Yuri Navarro is the CEO of the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO), the only national non-profit association for Angel investors in Canada. The organization currently represents over 40 Angel groups, comprised of more than 3,000 Angels, who have provided Canadian companies with over [...]
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Automated Portfolio Reporting is Good for Business

Is your portfolio company data collection and reporting painfully inefficient and resource-intensive? With today’s technology, it doesn’t need to be. As limited partners seek higher standards of transparency and increasingly complex and granular information on portfolio companies from their general partners, the days of hand-collecting and copying [...]
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Spotlighting Canada's Private Capital Ecosystem [New Research]

An interview with CVCA CEO and Hockeystick Advisor, Mike Woollatt. Toronto-based Mike Woollatt is the CEO of the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA). As the voice of Canada’s venture capital and private equity industry, the CVCA is focused on broadening industry awareness through market research and networking [...]
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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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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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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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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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Improved Transparency in Private Equity Markets

We Have Innovated Data Management and Reporting. The desire for better information transparency is driving improvements in how data is shared between companies, funds and their limited partners. Manual, error-prone systems are being replaced by cloud-based tools that automate the entire reporting lifecycle.
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