CABI Members Eligible for Free Hockeystick Accounts

Free accounts provided through Hockeystick’s partnership with the Lazardis Institute. We are happy to announce that members of the Canadian Acceleration [...]
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CABI Members Eligible for Free Hockeystick Accounts

Free accounts provided through Hockeystick’s partnership with the Lazardis Institute. We are happy to announce that members of the Canadian Acceleration and Business Incubation Association (CABI) are eligible for free Hockeystick accounts. These accounts are being offered through our recently announced partnership with the Lazaridis Institute for [...]
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Deloitte's Technology Fast 50™ Awards Program Joins Hockeystick

First program to join Hockeystick through Lazaridis Institute Partnership. We're pleased to announce that Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50™ awards program has joined our national data network through our recently announced partnership with the Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology Enterprises at Wilfrid Laurier University.
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Introducing the Private Market Data Network

This post was written by Raymond Luk, Founder and CEO of Hockeystick. Anyone can open a day trading account with their bank or buy a Bloomberg terminal and access a universe of data and tools. You can research companies, execute trades and track your portfolio with a few mouse clicks.
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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

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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Grinding it Out

This article was originally posted on Raymond Luk's Medium blog. The contrarian in me loves stories about founders who fit a different mold and take the road less travelled to startup success. That’s why I enjoyed reading “Grinding it Out” by Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s. Grinding it Out is not a romanticized view of entrepreneurship, rather [...]
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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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