Tag Archives: venture_capital

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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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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Signup Now for CapConn/Q4

Q4 is upon us, and it is time for the next StartupLounge.com Capital Connections Event. There were over 200 entrepreneurs and investors at our last event, and the fun fest continues on Tuesday, November 27th! To our knowledge there have been at least 10 deals that have gotten investor traction from our first two events, …

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Capital Connections Post Mortem (Fall 2007)

Here it is, midnight, and I just got home from our quarterly Capital Connections event. Wow, what a night. I am completely spent, so I’ll make this post brief! We’ll have a full wrap-up posted in the next few days (along with tons of photos), but here are a few short observations: Despite the really …

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Unethical Bootstrapping & Investor Liability – Pirated Software

I have been contemplating writing this post for about 2 years, and have been jotting down various notes for it for at least a year. There are lots of ways to unethically nudge your fledgling company along. For example, you can artificially inflate your numbers. “You’ll love our site! Millions of other people are already …

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A New Fund Cometh … Hopefully

Stephen Fleming organized a roomful of 20 kindred spirits last night. The purpose? To discuss a new seed fund to be based here in Atlanta. We tossed around a lot of ideas on the structure of the fund, the investment model, the target markets, etc. The discussion was lively and I think we all walked …

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Capital Connections Update

We are now at three weeks until the next StartupLounge.com Capital Connections event, and we have sailed past the number of RSVPs for the previous event. Right now there are over 200 people registered to attend, and we expect that it will climb to at least 250-300 before the event date arrives. I’d like to …

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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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Capital Connections: Fall 2007

The next quarterly StartupLounge.com Capital Connections event will be held on August 29th here in Atlanta. If you are a fast-growth entrepreneur in the Southeast U.S., or an investor who’d like to network among such innovators to scout for new deals, head on over to StartupLounge.com and sign up. If you missed the last event, …

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