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The Answer is Blowin’ in the Wind

Every few months or so, various Atlanta startup thought leaders are corralled together on a panel or round-table to discuss what can be done to improve our startup ecosystem.  Invariably, the outcome is the same: a regurgitated list of things we already know all too well. Examples: Lack of local funding sources for early-stage companies …

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The South Shall Raise Again: Raising Early Stage Capital in Georgia and the Southeast

My good friend and StartupLounge.com co-conspirator, Mike Blake, is going to be presenting a very “unique” presentation at the upcoming TAG/ATDC Entrepreneurs gathering on March 6th. Sadly, I will be out of town, and won’t be able to attend, but trust me, you will want to attend this one. Mike has put together perhaps one …

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GRA’s New venture Fund

According to our good friends Eric Gregg and Allen Maurer at TechJournalSouth, the Georgia Research Alliance is launching a new venture fund (details below). A good move, although I think the amount invested by the state is on the small end. A lot of the research coming out of the universities will require significant amounts …

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Nice uptick for GA Early-Stage Companies

I’ve been so busy with PlayMotion over the past few months that I hadn’t realized that there was a bug in PWC/MoneyTree scripts that generate the cool dashboard on my home page showing Georgia venture capital activity. The bug is fixed, so the data is now accurate. The other good news, is that there was …

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CapVenture

If you are a Georgia-based entrepreneur seeking to raise capital for your venture, check out the new program put together by TAG and the ATDC. Called “CapVenture”, it offers a 5 week training program to help prepare you for a capital raise. Click here for more info … And speaking of the ATDC, I’d like …

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Georgia Cleantech 2007

Georgia Cleantech 2007 is fast approaching (June 12th)! I’ve briefly mentioned this event before (here and here), but as the date approaches I am getting even more excited about it. Attendees will have an opportunity to: Discover the many exciting Georgia Innovations that are happening in the cleantech space Listen to venture capitalists, cleantech entrepreneurs, …

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Georgia Capital Connections Update

The first StartupLounge.com Capital Connections event is really shaping up! With very little promotion we’ve managed to get RSVPs from a dozen investors and over 40 entrepreneurs. That number is going to climb quite a bit here soon, as we ramp up our marketing efforts. There are at least 5 or 6 attending companies that …

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GA Pension Fund Investment Update

For those of you who are playing along at home, one of the many problems we have here in Georgia is that the State’s pension funds are not tappable for investment within the private sector. Georgia is one of the few states that doesn’t allow this. This issue has long been considered one of the …

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Georgia Cleantech Explosion

There has been a mini-explosion for Georgia in the clean energy technology (cleantech) space over the past couple of years. And the Technology Association of Georgia’s Business & Technology Alliance (B&TA) is responding by putting together an event around the subject for later in the year. We have enlisted the aid of Wes McDowell, CIO …

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Uptick on Early Stage Deals in Georgia

The Q4/2006 PricewaterhouseCoopers MoneyTree report just hit the wire. You can see the latest quarterly data for Georgia in the “GA VC Trends” dashboard at the top of the home page on this blog. The good news, is that early stage and expansion stage deals were up from the previous quarter, both in terms of …

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