SalesLoft Badge Unlocked: $10M in Fresh Fuel

Today, SalesLoft announced that they raised a $10 million Series A, lead by Jason Green of Emergence Capital, with participation from Jason Lemkin of Storm Ventures and Tom Noonan. Now, this is a huge milestone for the company, but only one of many required to build a great business. Let’s dig into how SalesLoft got…

Checklist of Startup Community Ingredients

Recently I was meeting with a friend talking about our respective startup communities. We covered many of the usual topics and then got to one I hadn’t explicitly discussed before: a checklist of common startup community ingredients. Meaning, when you look at a city, what programs, events, facilities, etc. do you expect to find? Here’s…

5 Ideas for Atlanta to be a Top 5 Tech Startup City

Continuing with yesterday’s post, Atlanta in the Top 10 for Startups Funded, one of the most talked about ideas is what it would take to be a top five tech startup city. With Washington DC in the number five spot with 69 fundings and Seattle at 67 fundings (source), it would require almost 80% more fundings than…

Atlanta in the Top 10 for Startups Funded

Lance Weatherby’s post from earlier today titled Atlanta Cracks the Top Ten highlights the latest Brookings report on first round venture investments by region showing that Atlanta comes in at #10 (tied with Houston). Put another way, every company that raised venture money for the first time in 2014 was categorized by region and Atlanta came in the 10th spot…

Finding a Startup CEO Role

In the last month I’ve had two successful tech executives reach out to me looking for help to find a role as the CEO of an early or growth stage startup. Both executives have strong track records and see the CEO role as the next step in their career progression. While there aren’t a number…