Atlanta Startup Village Meetup

Last night I had the honor of presenting at the Atlanta Startup Village Meetup. It was quite the rockin' affair. About 250 people registered, 175 or so showed up and Monday Night Brewing suds were on tap. I was joined at the front of the room by VillageDefense which I regret to say I don't fully understand […]

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May 29, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Accelerators, Entrepreneurship, Food and Drink, Networking, Startups

2013 ATDC Startup Showcase Video

Nice video from the Metro Atlanta Chamber highlighting the 2013 ATDC graduate companies and the strategic benefits of that technology hub. Great to see companies like BrightWhistle, KontrolFreek, PatientCo, and Urjanet, which I helped in some way, growing up.   While Atlanta Tech Village seems to be getting all the attention these days ATDC continues […]

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May 13, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Accelerators, atdc, Startups

No Longer A Startup

I have written a bit about the stages a successful startup goes through in the past. Covering theories such as concept, seed, early stage and growth stages for those that were not reading in 2009. One of the things I have always believed is that at some point, in the $50 million revenue range, a startup is no […]

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May 7, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in nCrowd, Startups

Startup Rally

  The good folks over at Hypotamus are hosting Startup Rally on February 18th. The event, which is being hyped as the largest gathering of startups in Georgia since 1895 (WTF happened then?) will take place from 3 – 7 in the Georgia Ballroom of The Biltmore. Scott Case (not related to Steve Case) CEO of Startup America […]

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February 14, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Startups

On Doers

My friend Michael Tavani has launched a video blog called On Doers. On Doers is devoted to the the founders the startups. The people that make things happen. The doers. The first episode is with David Cummings of Hannon Hill, Pardot, and now Atlanta Technology Village fame. Interesting stories behind the story. It is embedded below.  […]

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January 24, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Entrepreneurship, Startups


Lots of acquisition activity in the Atlanta startup world recently. Vitrue¬†purchased by Oracle for a reported $300 million (too low). BLiNQ Media¬†bought by Gannett for a reported $90 million (too high). Pardot gobbled up by Exact Target for what seems to be an accurately reported $95 million (about right). Nice wins for all. Three nice […]

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November 28, 2012  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Deals, Entrepreneurship, Startups