Funding Paths

Lighter Capital recently published a guide on how to choose the best funding path for your startup. It is pretty informative and outlines three funding paths that are potentially open for a tech startup. I find the guide particularly useful as less then 1% of all companies attract venture funding and it seems that nearly […]

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March 25, 2015  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital

More Atlanta Tech Traction

After my post last week on Atlanta cracking the top ten in terms of regional startup capital first fundings Adam Harrell of Startup Atlanta reached out to me with other signs of the Atlanta startup ecosystem gaining traction and shared his 2015 State of the Atlanta Startup Ecosystem with me. It is embedded below. Most […]

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March 17, 2015  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Atlanta, Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital

Atlanta Cracks The Top Ten

When David Cummings started Atlanta Tech Village his stated vision was to help make Atlanta a top ten tech startup city. We may be well on our way. Ian Hathaway of the Brookings Institution recently published an article entitled “Early-stage venture capital: More regions get in on the action“. Interesting summary of what Ian calls […]

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March 11, 2015  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Atlanta, Startups, Venture Capital

On Overcapitalization

Mark Suster recently put up a video of a discussion that he had with Jeff Clavier on the lessons learned from Fab. It is embedded below. Jeff Clavier and Mark Suster discuss lessons learned from Fab In a nutshell they believe Fab paid too much attention to competition and did not stay focused on their […]

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March 9, 2015  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Startups, Venture Capital

The Path To Being A Venture Capitalist

Something that is garning a few headlines these days in the tech world is the Ellen Pao discrimination lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins. Pao is seeking $16 million in damages. Liz Gannes of Re/code has been live blogging the proceedings and for those with any interest in the inner workings of venture capital it’s fascinating. The […]

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March 6, 2015  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Venture Capital

Most Active Atlanta Investors

So TechCrunch Pitch-off made its way to Atlanta the other night. The best thing to come out of that was not the event itself but an article by Christine Magee chock full of CrunchBase data. The most interesting of which was a chart of the most active investors in Atlanta based startups since 2010. Not […]

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February 27, 2015  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Venture Capital

VC Competition Index

Interesting analysis by CB Insights on which markets are easiest to raise venture capital. They divided the number of venture capitalists investing in tech companies in specific geographies by the number of venture capital backed tech startup companies which raised funding in that same market and came up with what they call the VC Competition […]

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December 23, 2014  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Startups, Venture Capital

How To Pitch Workbook

A while back I wrote an article inspired by a Canaan Partners SlideShare deck on how to pitch. Having recently been asked to help out a few startups in the TAG/Venture Atlanta Business Launch Competition, I revisited the article only to discover that the embed was bad.  Seems Canaan updated the deck. It is below.  Once […]

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March 25, 2014  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Entrepreneurship, Presentations, Venture Capital