Media Coverage

Financial Post

Innovation Nation: How Canada's banks are holding back the knowledge economy

Our Founder & CEO, Raymond Luk spoke with the Financial Post about Canada's big banks and their relationship to the innovation economy.
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Course Compare

#DRIVE19 Coverage: Richard Florida Identifies the Best Areas to Apply Tech Skills, and the Reason We Should All Be Learning Them

At the inaugural DRIVE conference, keynote speaker and renowned urban theorist Richard Florida spoke about the rise of the creative class, the role of education in economic growth and how the mind is now the primary means of production.
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Electronic Products and Technology

#DRIVE19 Coverage: DRIVE Conference Puts Focus on Scaling Up Tech Ecosystems

Recap on the inaugural DRIVE conference, presented by Hockeystick and the Lazaridis Institute, where speakers from more than 20 countries gathered in Waterloo to discuss best practices and present bold ideas on how to build scaleup ecosystems.
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B2B News Network

#DRIVE19 Coverage: What If Incubators and Accelerators Are Doing More Harm Than Good to Startups and Scaleups?

Coverage of the #DRIVE2019 panel Innovators or Cookie Cutters: Do Accelerators Spur or Limit Growth? with Johan Wiklund from Syracuse University, Menno Van Dijk from ScaleUpNation and Charles Plant from U of T's Impact Centre.
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BetaKit

#DRIVE19 Coverage: Quantum, Accelerators, Venture Capital: Surveying Canada's Tech Landscape at DRIVE

Recap of the second day of the inaugural DRIVE conference, including panels on the future of quantum computing, whether accelerators are helpful or harmful and insights on venture capital.
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The Record

#DRIVE19 Coverage: Are Incubators Helping or Hurting Startups?

At the inaugural DRIVE conference on scaleup ecosystems, presented by Hockeystick and the Lazaridis Institute, expert panelists discussed whether accelerators and incubators are ultimately of much value to the businesses they're purporting to help.
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Research Money

#DRIVE19 Coverage: Q&A with Hockeystick Founder Raymond Luk on Fostering Scaleup Ecosystems in Canada

Ahead of DRIVE conference, Founder and CEO Raymond Luk sat down with Research Money to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing Canada’s scaleup ecosystems, and what DRIVE can contribute to innovation and entrepreneurship around the world.
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BetaKit

Toronto Tech Community Teams Up To Support CWHL All-Star Game

Toronto-based Hockeystick is partnering with the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) all-star game, taking place at Scotiabank Arena on Sunday, January 20.
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Wired Different

Hockeystick Profiled as an Ontario Startup Working in Big Data

Hockeystick is featured as part of Wired Different, a magazine put together by MaRS Discovery District, The DMZ and OneEleven about Canada's tech ecosystem.
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LADIES iN FINTECH

Leading Lady in Fintech – With Laura Curk

LADIES iN FINTECH sat down with our Senior Marketing Manager, Laura Curk to go over what it means to her as a leading woman in fintech.
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BetaKit

Hockeystick and Lazaridis Institute Launch DRIVE Conference

Taking place from February 20 to 22, DRIVE hopes to provide insight into scaling tech ecosystems.
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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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Forbes

Invest Canada 2018 - How Canadian Entrepreneurs Are Changing The Country's Economy

As an entrepreneur and investor, I truly enjoy learning about the countries and cities around the globe that are driving forward the startup economy. It’s no secret that I’m particularly impressed with what’s going on in Canada.
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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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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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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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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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Our Lastest Articles

Angel Investing Regional Spotlight: U.S. Southeast

An analysis of 2018 Angel investing data from US Southeastern Angel groups. Part of the ACA Angel Funders Report.
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Hockeystick Continues Global Expansion

Hockeystick is expanding in the US, South America and Europe with partnerships, adding thousands of funders hundreds of thousands of startups globally. 
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AWS and Hockeystick Collaborate on Startup Program

AWS and Hockeystick Collaborate on Startup Program
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