Entrepreneurs Taking Money Off the Table

Earlier this week Buffer announced that they were raising another round of funding and that the co-founders were taking some money off the table (see We’re Raising $3.5m in Funding: Here is the Valuation, Term Sheet and Why We’re Doing It). While it used to be frowned upon for entrepreneurs to sell some of their stock before…

When Growth Stalls

Things were going well. The startup was making good progress over the course of several years and had reached a point of modest self-sustainability. Then, what had been steady 30-50% per year growth rates, stalled completely and turned into a revenue decline. For Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies, growth is the biggest driver to earn a premium valuation…

Atlanta Startup Village October 2014

Tonight was Atlanta Startup Village #22 at the Atlanta Tech Village. With over 500 signups, it’s the largest monthly gathering of entrepreneurs in the Southeast. Every month five entrepreneurs deliver a five minute pitch followed by five minutes of audience Q&A. Here are the Atlanta Startup Village October 2014 presenters: WeCareCard – Like a Kickstarter platform…