Is It Helping?

Allen Nance posted a nice article on Startup Grind the other day. In it he asks this simple question. There is a lot of startup events and conversations happening around Atlanta, it is exciting to see, but I am wondering: “is it really helping, honestly, is it helping create better entrepreneurs and more awesome businesses?” […]

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November 27, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Entrepreneurship, Startups, Too Many Events

Revenue Ramp

Back in the day when I used to listen to lots of investor presentations I was sitting in a room one day listening to a pitch with a group of angels and VCs doing exactly that. The entrepreneur got to his financial projections slide. Everybody started shaking their head yes. They liked the numbers.  At […]

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November 12, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Entrepreneurship, Startups

Tech Dress Code In The South

So last Thursday I made my way to Villa Christina for the Silicon Valley Bank client appreciation party. Kyle pretty much nailed it. Classy SVB client appreciation party last night. All the top dogs in ATL Tech came out. Thx @dalekirkland @RyanRoller, SVB — Kyle Porter (@kyleporter) October 18, 2013 Somewhere along the line I […]

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October 21, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Networking, Startups

Splitting Equity

The subject of startup equity distribution is one that seems to generate a lot of interest. Mine was piqued again by James Altucher's brilliant article on The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Starting and Running a Business. I wish I had have written this one line, "The rules are: I'm going to give no explanations. Just […]

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September 10, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Entrepreneurship, Startups

Doing It Wrong

There has been a little talk about the growth of Atlanta startup blogs. It is fantastic, here are my current favs. The not so fantastic is that a number of people that are blogging about startups in Atlanta are just flat out doing it wrong. Consider me a savior. Here are ten ways you get […]

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September 3, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Startups, Weblogs

Access To Capital Atlanta

On Wednesday August 14 I am going to be participating at Access to Capital put on by my friends over at Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. It’s a much broader than your typical technology startup funding event. It will explore alternative and traditional lending options, angel investments, crowdfunding, private equity and more. I have the honor […]

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August 8, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Angels, Networking, Presentations, Startups, Venture Capital


Interesting little non dust up highlighting the Valley's fish bowl superiority complex and the South's beaten in a big war a long time ago inferiority complex.  My take. At the end of the day costs do matter. Well not really the end of the day, but around the time you get married, have a kid […]

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July 23, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Entrepreneurship, Startups