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The Globe and Mail

Report Reveals Staggering Gender Disparity in Canadian Venture-Capital Firms

Only 14% of partners at Canada’s most active venture-capital funds are women, according to a new report that examines the gender imbalance in the country’s investment ecosystem.
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BetaKit

New Report Indicates Just 14% of Canadian VCs Are Women

This week at Montreal’s Startupfest, Female Funders announced the launch of its Women in Venture report analyzing the Canadian angel and venture capital landscape.
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itbusiness.ca

Only 14% of VCs in Canada Are Women, New Report Finds

That women are seriously under-represented in Canada’s technology industry is hardly news, and a new report suggests one reason might be that they’re seriously under-represented at the companies funding the tech industry too.
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Branham Group

Hockeystick Ranked One of the Top 25 Up and Coming Tech Companies

Hockeystick, the premier data and software provider for the private markets, has been ranked one of the top 25 up and coming technology companies on the Branham300, an annual list of the country’s top information and communications technology businesses.
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The Logic

BDC, Canada’s Largest Venture Capital Firm, Concerned About Declining Company Creation

The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), the country’s largest early-stage tech investor and most active venture capital investor, says it is concerned about an apparent decline in the number of new startups founded in the country.
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BetaKit

CVCA Launches Revamped VC Data Platform with Hockeystick

During its Invest Canada 2018 conference, the CVCA announced the launch of CVCA Intelligence, its new investment data portal replacing its original InfoBase.
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Techvibes

Hockeystick and CVCA Release Venture and Equity Data Portal

Finding investors can be tough—but the difficulty should only come from convincing them to invest, and not from actually locating them.
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Electronic Products & Technology

Lazaridis Institute to Assess Tech Firm’s Readiness to Scale

The Lazaridis Institute at Wilfrid Laurier University is investing in Canadian technology through its flagship Lazaridis Scale-Up Program.
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Financial Post

Finally, a Free Open-Source Database for All Canadian Startup Information

Hockeystick.co offers both a paid and free model in a standardized dataset that will only grow.
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BetaKit

Hockeystick Launches Database Tracking Canada's Startup Ecosystem

Toronto-based Hockeystick has released a database with information on over 8,000 Canadian startups and investors.
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Techvibes

Hockeystick Unveils Free Database of Canada’s Innovation Economy

Open data drives innovation—that’s what Hockeystick believes. The Toronto-based private market data and software provider has officially released the largest open database of Canadian startups and investors.
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The Insurance and Investment Journal

OSC Announces Members of 2018 Fintech Advisory Committee

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) announced Feb. 7 the new members of its Fintech Advisory Committee (FAC).
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Ontario Securities Commission

OSC Announces Fintech Advisory Committee Members for 2018

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) today announced new members of its Fintech Advisory Committee (FAC), which advises OSC staff on developments and trends in the fintech space, as well as the unique challenges encountered by innovative businesses in the securities industry.
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Cantech Letter

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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Techvibes

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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The Globe and Mail

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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The Sociable

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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BetaKit

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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BetaKit

#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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BetaKit

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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CBC

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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The Globe and Mail

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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BetaKit

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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The Record

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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IT in Canada Online

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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CBC

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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Communitech News

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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The Globe and Mail

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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The Globe and Mail

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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StartUp HERE Toronto

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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BetaKit

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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Finextra Research

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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Our Lastest Articles

Women in Venture: Changing the Face of Early-Stage Funders

Funding is a challenge for all early-stage companies. But without more women in venture, it'll continue to be especially challenging for female founders.
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Unveiled at Invest Canada '18: CVCA Intelligence

Last week at Invest Canada ‘18, we were pleased to unveil CVCA Intelligence. The new data portal that will be replacing InfoBase and providing CVCA members with improved functionality, analytics and enhanced security.
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The Next Edge in Private Equity: Data-Driven Investors

In an era where data is the new oil, tech-savvy, data-driven investors are gaining an advantage over their peers.
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