Powering data growth

Raymond Luk, the Canadian serial entrepreneur and seasoned investor is our highly experienced and personable guest this week. Raymond takes us on his journey from his early days as founder of Hard Boiled Egg, a software development company, and Opendesk, a software service company, to his angel investing. Raymond explains how his entrepreneurial ventures have shaped his angel investing and how lessons learnt have helped him to understand the needs of start-ups and entrepreneurs. Raymond founded the Montreal based One Year Labs, an early-stage seed accelerator, and has since founded Flow Ventures and Hockeystick, which provides companies with software that enables growth using data.

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Raymond is the founder and CEO of Hockeystick. He is a passionate believer in the power of new financial technologies to transform private capital markets.

Raymond has been building and investing in technology start-ups for over twenty years. He co-founded one of Canada's first mentor-driven (and profitable) accelerators, Year One Labs. Raymond has invested in numerous start-ups as an angel and was a member of Anges Québec. He is the founder of Scalability, a financial software company acquired in 2015. He is also the founder of Flow Ventures, a financial consultancy working with many of the top start-ups in Canada.
Raymond is a member of the board of the Toronto Summer Music Foundation.
He lives in Toronto with his wife Elle, founder of Zvelle, a high-fashion start-up, and their dog Chilby.

Produced by Mark Cotton, Twitter.

Podcast links:

Raymond Luk - LinkedIn

Hockeystick How Data is Powering Advanced Manufacturing in Canada

Financial Post Finally, a free open-source database for all Canadian startup information