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The latest from Hockeystick

Release 1.42

Release Date: September 15, 2021

What's new for Startups
To maximize the value we provide you, we have incorporated a new conversational advisory experience to enhance your fundraising journey.

Also some minor bug fixes.

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.41

Release Date: September 2, 2021

What's new for Startups
Your Company Profile has gotten a makeover. We've made it easier for you to edit your details, whilst also giving you more ways to express to funders why they should be interested in you. Check it out!

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.40.1

Release Date: August 31, 2021

Minor bug fix. 


Release 1.40

Release Date: August 31, 2021

What's new for Startups
Your Hockeystick Advisor can now hand pick funding matches for you. Book your complementary 15-minute Hockeystick Advisor call now by clicking here.


Release 1.39

Release Date: August 26, 2021

What's new for Startups
We want to make sure all startups are setup to succeed on Hockeystick. New startups will now be asked to chat with a Hockeystick Advisor to make sure they can succeed from the first deck.

Already have an account? Feel free to setup an advisor call anytime from the Hockeystick app.

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.39.1

Release Date: August 17, 2021

Just a few bug fixes to keep our app happy and healthy!

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.38

Release Date: August 10, 2021

What's new for Startups

Not able to complete your application in a single session? Need to pause your search for funding? You can now toggle your loan applications between LIVE and DRAFT modes to suit your company.

What's new for funders

The funder response center can now be accessed from all matchmaking emails so you don't have to go hunting through your inbox for last Friday's link.

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.37

Release Date: August 4, 2021

What's new for Startups

Need some help getting traction on Hockeystick? We're here to help with our Hockeystick Advisor, now available from our app. Get in touch with an advisor to gain insight on how your company can succeed with Hockeystick and get the funding you're after. Check out Hockeystick Advisor from the navigation bar in our app.

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.36

Release Date: July 27, 2021

Loan Applications are here!

What's New for Startups

Loan Applications are our newest feature and are here to help you get access to matched lenders, quicker. Choose from our list of loan types and fill out your application and set it live to be automatically be shown to all lenders that you qualify for. Check out Apply for Loans in our app today! 

What's new for Funders

Loan applications are here in full force, and your loan products can now be set live for startup applicants. Get in touch with our customer success team to create your loan products and set them live today!

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.35

Release Date: July 15, 2021

Something big is on the way!

What's new for Funders

Hockeystick's next big feature is coming and it starts with you! Lenders can now create loan applications for our upcoming Apply for Loans feature and get easier access to businesses that fit your criteria. Contact our customer success team today to get your loan applications ready for the full release.

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.34.2

Release Date: June 24, 2021

A few visual updates for the Funder Response Center, plus bug fixes as usual.

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.34.1

Release Date: June 16, 2021

A few minor cosmetic improvements and bug fixes.

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.34

Release Date: June 9, 2021

What's new for startups?

We strive to help you in any and every way possible, but if for any reason you want to delete your account, you now have the ability to do so from the settings menu. If you're unsure or have questions feel free to reach out to our customer success team. 

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.33

Release Date: June 7, 2021

What's new for Funders

Looking to take a break from making new connections? Not a problem! Funders now have the ability to deactivate or suspend their cards and pause future discovery. To deactivate a card, get in touch with our team directly (support@hockeystick.co), we're happy to help!  

Plus, a few bug fixes.

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.32

Release Date: May 27, 2021

What's new for Funders

Managing your matches just got easier, say hello to the Funder Response Center! You can now access the Hockeystick web app to view and respond to all of your matches in one convenient place. Login today to try it for yourself and get connected to some great startups!

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.31

Release Date: May 21, 2021

What's new for Funders

We're helping you find better matches with the addition of MRR as a targeting criteria. You'll now have the ability to see more startups that fit your specifications in this area.

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.30

Release Date: May 17, 2021

What's new for Startups 

Growth tier startups can now add an extra personalized touch to their connection requests with personalized messages to help you make a great first impression.

What's new for Funders

Personalized messages from qualified startups will be front and center in connection request emails from those that include one.

Plus, a few bug fixes, as usual.

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.29.1

Release Date: May 11, 2021

Minor bug fixes for recommendations. No insects were harmed in this process!

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.29

Release Date: May 6, 2021

What’s new for Startups

We want to make sure you're making the most of the introductions, so we'll be checking-in on your recent introductions via email to see how they went. If something's gone wrong with the match, your case will automatically notify customer service.

What’s new for Funders

For those funders with various offerings, connection request emails will now specify the funding or service that a startup is seeking to make connections more seamless.

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.28.1

Release Date: April 27, 2021

A few minor tweaks and bug fixes. 

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.28

Release Date: April 19, 2021

IMPROVEMENTS - Startup Recommendation Emails

We’ve improved email notifications to let you know if you’ve received new recommendations on our platform. Be sure to check back!

What's new for Funders

We've set up a new email to celebrate your first introduction. We've also outlined some next steps to help you get the conversation started.

Plus, a few bug fixes and minor adjustments to make the platform run smoother.

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.27

Release Date: April 15, 2021

What’s new for Startups

Startups, you’ll now be able to respond to our push recommendation suggestions. After the funder has expressed interest, you can make the final decision on if you think you’d be a good match.

And as usual, some minor bug fixes and platform updates.

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.26

Release Date: April 8, 2021

What’s new for Funders

We’ve set up a new email to notify you when your card has gone live on our platform. This is an important milestone in your Hockeystick journey, so we want to celebrate appropriately!

Plus, minor bug fixes and platform updates.

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.25

Release Date: April 5, 2021

A few minor platform updates and bug fixes.

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.24

Release Date: March 29, 2021 

What’s new for Startups

It’s finally here - introducing “My Activity”,  where you’ll be able to close the loop on all your match activity all in one place.

  • See who you’ve requested to connect with
  • Get notifications about the responses from funders & partners
  • Download your activity and plug it into your own CRM tools

We’ll continue to add exclusive content on this page, so check back often!

What’s new for Funders and Startups

Why let startups have all the fun? Introducing push recommendations, where Hockeystick will send the profiles of several hand-picked startups to funders if we think you'd be a great match.

Don’t worry, you will still be able to browse the matches that Hockeystick AI is recommending to you via our app

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had? Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.23

Release Date: March 22, 2021

A few platform changes and minor bug fixes. We're just getting ready to release some brand-new features you've been asking for, so stay tuned!

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.22

Release Date: March 17, 2021

A couple of platform changes and minor bug fixes. Bigger changes coming soon, so stay tuned!

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.21

Release Date: March 10, 2021

IMPROVEMENTS - Funder Reminders

We’ve improved email notifications to alert you when it’s been a couple of days and you haven’t responded to a match email. Now, you’ll be able to pass or connect directly on the reminder email.

Plus, a few bug fixes and minor adjustments to make the platform run smoother.

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.20

Release Date: March 4, 2021

NEW - Funder Feedback Feature

What's new for Startups

Didn’t get introduced to a funder you requested to connect with? Funders now have the chance to provide you with feedback on why the match wasn’t a fit. You’ll receive this feedback via email, so keep an eye out.

What's new for Funders

Startups on our platform are always looking for ways to improve and truly value your feedback. We’ve implemented this feedback feature so that when you pass on a request to connect, you’ll be able to directly provide feedback or notes to the startup.

And as always, a few tweaks and minor bug fixes.

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.19.1

Release Date: March 1, 2021

A few tweaks and minor bug fixes.

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.19

Release Date: February 26, 2021

Behind the scenes updates to make the platform run smoother and some minor bug fixes.

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.18

Release Date: February 23, 2021

What's new for Startups

NEW  - Introducing Tags: An easier way to describe your company

It’s here! Tags have been created to replace your Verticals, Pricing Models and Business Models. Now, you’ll have an easier time describing your startup to potential funders.

NEW - Recommendation Notification

Worried you’ll miss recommendations on our platform? We’ve create new email notifications to alert you when your recommendations are about to expire, or if you’ve gotten new recommendations.

Plus, a few bug fixes and minor adjustments to make the platform run smoother.

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.17

Release Date: February 17, 2021

What's new for Startups

NEW - Adding LinkedIn Profile to your Personal Profile

Startups, you can now include your personal LinkedIn URL as part of your profile! Funders will be able to see this link and get to know you. 

Plus, a few bug fixes and minor adjustments to make the platform run smoother.

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.16

Release Date: February 10, 2021

What’s new for Startups

We’ve made it easier to get started on the platform by making the company description field optional in onboarding, and moving it to last step. You can get the easy questions out of the way first and take your time with writing your description during or after onboarding.

Your company description will be a mandatory field if you want to connect with venture capitals or angel investors, so make sure you keep it up to date in your profile!

Plus, a few bug fixes and minor adjustments to make the platform run smoother.

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.15.1

Release Date: February 8, 2021

A few tweaks and minor bug fixes.

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.15

Release Date: February 3, 2021

What’s new for Startups

We’ve redesigned our email reminders to bring startups onto our platform. Our funders are excited to meet great companies like you, so come on board!

Plus, some minor changes to help the platform run smoothly and bug fixes.

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.14

Release Date: January 26, 2021

What's new for Startups 

Funds Raised to Date is now a mandatory field in the Company Profile Page. If you already have this information in your profile, nothing to worry about!

Plus, some minor changes to help the platform run smoothly and bug fixes.

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.13

Release Date: January 19, 2021

Behind the scenes updates to make the platform run smoother. Plus, more tweaks and minor bug fixes.

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.12

Release Date: January 13, 2021

What's new for Startups

We've added one-click passing for you on mobile, making it easier for you to interact with funder recommendations. As well, we've added new fields in onboarding to help us learn more about you and find your matches. 

Plus, more tweaks and minor bug fixes

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.11.2

Release Date: January 7, 2021

A few tweaks and minor bug fixes.

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.11.1

Release Date: January 5, 2021

Behind the scenes updates to make the platform run smoother and some minor bug fixes.

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


 

The team at Hockeystick wishes everyone a safe and happy holidays!

Release 1.11

Release Date: December 22, 2020

What's new for Startups

Not actively fundraising but still want to keep tabs on potential interesting funder connections?  Now you can tell us your preference in your profile. We've also included many user interface improvements to help you streamline how you engage with your matches. 

For funders and partners

Hockeystick welcomes new funders and partners who are looking to fund and provide valuable services to startups. Start by getting in touch here.

Suggestion for improvement? A feature you wish we had?  Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.10

Release Date: December 17, 2020

What's new for Startups

Startups, we want you to get the most out of your Hockeystick experience. We've added one-click passing for you to easily interact with your funder recommendations.

Plus other minor bug fixes and optimizations.

Tell us how we're doing. Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.9

Release Date: December 16, 2020

What's new for Startups

Find your preferred funder with ease by passing on specific funder types that you are currently not interested in.

Plus other minor bug fixes and optimizations.

Tell us how we're doing. Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.8

Release Date: December 14, 2020

What's new for Startups

Did you miss out on your chance to connect with a funder in your set of matches? Don't worry, they'll resurface into your deck again if you're still a match!

Plus other minor bug fixes and optimizations.

Tell us how we're doing. Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.7

Release Date: December 10, 2020

What's new for Startups

Startups, we want you to have clearer insight into the matches you're getting. Starting today you'll see whether a funder has connected with startups like yours, and any other reasons why the Hockeystick AI thinks you're a good match.

Plus other minor bug fixes and optimizations.

Tell us how we're doing. Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.6

Release Date: December 8, 2020

What's new for Startups & Funders

Startups, we want you to be able to put your best foot forward when connecting with funders. Sign-up with one of our affiliation links to show funders the Accelerator and Incubator programs you've graduated from.

Funders, looking for a way for your portfolio companies stand out? Sign-up today and provision your portfolio companies with your exclusive affiliate link so they can stand out in the crowd.

Plus other minor bug fixes and optimizations.

Tell us how we're doing. Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.5

Release Date: December 4, 2020

What's new for Startups & Funders

Previously tried the system and wasn't the matches you were expecting?  Give it another chance. Ongoing optimizations to Hockeystick AI to improve the recommendations that you get, based on your feedback. Make sure to say 'Pass' or 'Connect' on all your recommendations so that it continues to get better matches for you.

Plus other minor bug fixes and optimizations.

Tell us how we're doing. Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.4.1

Release Date: December 1, 2020

What's new for Startups

Need a little more time to complete your onboarding? No problem. We will now save the information that you've partially completed and you can resume at a later time.

Plus other minor bug fixes and optimizations.

Tell us how we're doing. Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.4

Release Date: November 26, 2020

What's new for Startups

We continue to work hard at improving Hockeystick AI to make better and more personalized matches for your company stage and needs. Keep coming back to check out your new matches. Make sure to tell our Hockeystick AI if you want to Pass or Connect to train it give you better matches next time!

We want to hear from you. Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co

What's new for Funders

Don't miss out on those connections. We'll send you reminders for those that you may have missed. 


Release 1.3.3

Release Date: November 23, 2020

Minor bug fixes and optimizations.


Release 1.3.2

Release Date: November 19, 2020

What's new for Startups

  • Optimizations to the onboarding experience, especially on mobile devices to help you get to your funder matches quickly.

Have feedback about what works or what doesn't for you? We want to hear from you. Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.3.1

Release Date: November 18, 2020

What's new for Startups

  • Optimizations to the Hockeystick AI to make sure you see more of other types of cards. Thanks for bearing with us while we tweak our algorithms!

Plus other minor optimizations.

Have feedback about what works or what doesn't for you? We want to hear from you. Email us at feedback@hockeystick.co


Release 1.3

Release Date: November 16, 2020

What's new for Startups

  • Optimizations to your onboarding experience
  • Helpful instructions on how to interact with your cards and maximum your recommendations

What's new for Funders

  • Email subject lines includes the startup name now - no more emails getting lost in threads.

Plus other minor bug fixes.

Have feedback about what works or what doesn't for you? We want to hear from you. Email us at support@hockeystick.co


Release 1.2

Release Date: November 5, 2020

What's new for Startups

  • Securely provide your Financial Statement files to Lenders via direct upload for evaluation
  • Direct upload of Pitch Deck files to VCs and Angels to maximize your chance to a 'Yes'
  • Automatic reminders when new funders are available for you

What's new for Funders

  • No more broken or locked links! You will now receive direct links to Pitch Deck Files and Financial Statements provided to you by companies.

Plus other minor bug fixes.

Have feedback about what works or what doesn't for you? We want to hear from you. Email us at support@hockeystick.co


Release 1.1.1

Release Date: October 29, 2020

Startups, we heard your feedback! This release introduces improvements to Hockeystick AI to show you more matches, and improves the relevancy of the matches. Make sure to click through all your cards to teach the Hockeystick AI your preferences. Come back often to check for new recommendations. 


Release 1.1

Release Date: October 20, 2020

This release includes improvements to the display of funder cards, emails, and other minor bug fixes.

Hockeystick is free for startups and it takes less than 5 minutes to complete a company profile that describes the business, finances and other information. The system will start generating matches immediately and companies will automatically receive new recommendations on a regular basis. Startups sign-up here.

Interested in becoming a Funder on our platform?  Contact us.


Release 1.0

Release Date: October 5, 2020

Hockeystick has released a new platform connecting startups with capital and partners to build their business. The platform leverages Hockeystick’s proprietary database of funders and uses AI to intelligently match companies with VCs, lenders, accelerators, grants and other services. The service is free for startups and recommendations will constantly improve with usage.

Hockeystick is free for startups and it takes less than 5 minutes to complete a company profile that describes the business, finances and other information. The system will start generating matches immediately and companies will automatically receive new recommendations on a regular basis. Startups sign-up here.

Interested in becoming a Funder on our platform?  Contact us.