Shnarped Hockey Lands $250K on CBC Dragons' Den

The team behind Shnarped Hockey released the latest version of their popular hockey app just in time for the start of the regular season.

On Wednesday night they pitched their social networking app on CBC's Dragons Denand all five dragons invested in the company.

Co-founders Kyle Hagel and Dustin Sproat went on the show asking the investors for $100,000 for ten per cent equity in their company. They walked away with $250,000.

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For those wondering, the name “shnarped” comes from a rummy-like card game played by pro-hockey players on buses and planes during road trips.

Shnarped Hockey was founded in Vancouver in June of 2012 by ex-professional hockey players Sproat and Hagel, and their partner Kamil Sikorski.

Check out their Dragons Den pitch online.

Shnarped Hockey
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Shnarped Hockey – a Vancouver-based tech startup founded by two pro hockey players and advised by literally hundreds of others– takes fans behind the scenes by connecting them with their favorite professional hockey players. Being connected is about the details, and Shnarped Hockey was able to attract the pros’ attention by creating unrivalled player profiles across multiple professional... more

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