Rise People Inc.

Rise People Inc. in its acquisition of Hazel Innovations


Rise People Inc.




Emerging and High Growth Companies

Date Closed

October 2019

Lead Office



On October 2, 2019, Rise People Inc. ("Rise") announced its acquisition of San Francisco-based AI-driven virtual coaching company, Hazel Innovations. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Rise People is Canada’s first and only all-in-one people management platform. Rise offers a modern suite of employee engagement HR, benefits, and payroll solutions.

The acquisition connects Rise’s people management tool with Hazel’s digital coaching, allowing Rise to help its customers build a culture of engagement through consistent feedback.

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP advised Rise People with a team consisting of Mark Longo, Jacques Du Plessis, and Michael Cremers (Emerging and High Growth Companies).