Takeaways From Georgia Angels Meeting

Yesterday I walked down the hall at Tech Square to sit in on a few sessions of the Georgia Angels Meetup. I had a particular interest in the deal flow panel that included Stephen Fleming, Jennifer Sherer, Jennifer Bonnett, Michael Blake, Sanjay Parekh, Katie Elizabeth, and Allyson Eman. Quite the group. And so were the folks in the audience and […]

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February 26, 2014  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Angels, Venture Capital

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

Venture Atlanta Presentation

Thought it would be helpful to share my Venture Atlanta presentation. Eleven slides to tell the story in six minutes. Put this together starting with a blank in about a week. Few words. Large fonts. I wanted people to pay attention to me, not the slides. I wanted to freedom to modify the words of […]

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October 23, 2012  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Half Off Depot, Presentations, Startups, Venture Capital

Reflections on Venture Atlanta

So on Wednesday I wandered down to the big fish tank for Venture Atlanta. A fine event. One of the best of startup things a guy, or gal for that matter, can do. I was there as the non-paid entertainment, pitching Half Off Depot as we gear up for our Series B in 2013. And […]

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October 19, 2012  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Entrepreneurship, Half Off Depot, Networking, Presentations, Venture Capital

Facebook’s Impact On Startup Valuations

Seems to be quite the subject these days. Paul Graham says, or at least an investor does, that startup valuations are heading south. Fred Wilson pretty much agrees for later stage companies (and agrees that FB is overvalued). My take. It does not matter. Unless your startup has over 50% of the U.S. using it, has raised […]

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June 6, 2012  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Entrepreneurship, Social, Stocks, Venture Capital

Reached That Goal

When I joined Half Off Depot back in May I started looking around for a competitive target. Not the 800 pound gorilla Groupon LivingSocial type of competitive target. A smaller yet significant company that we could set our sights on. That company was BuyWithMe. As best as I could tell BuyWithMe was the number three […]

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November 8, 2011  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Business, Current Affairs, Deals, Half Off Depot, Venture Capital