4 Resources to Find a Tech Startup Job

With the rise of the Atlanta Tech Village, I’ve been approached by more business and civic leaders in the community to help their children and related friends find jobs in the startup community. Naturally, I want to help point them in the right direction and be as supportive as possible. Here are three resources I…

3 Atlanta Startup Community Themes

Earlier this week we hosted a panel discussion on current Atlanta startup community themes as part of the monthly the YPO breakfast series. We had a great discussion with three passionate entrepreneurs and a number of business leaders. Here are three major themes we discussed: Rise of the Entrepreneurship Center – Not just the Atlanta Tech Village, there are a…

VCs Outside the Valley Play a Different Game

Andy Rachleff, the founder of Benchmark Capital and Wealthfront, has a new article up titled Demystifying Venture Capital Economics, Part 3. The main point of the post, which isn’t well understood, is that many technology markets are winner-take-all such that most of the venture capital returns flow to the firms that invest in the market winners…

Atlanta Tech Village 2 Year Anniversary

Yesterday marked the two year anniversary of buying the Atlanta Tech Village. When David Lightburn and I showed up at the building post closing, we were promptly handed a huge bag with 50 keys and told “good luck” by the previous manager. Then, as would be expected, on our first day working in the Village, the…

Notes on the ShopVisible Exit

Atlanta-based ShopVisible announced yesterday that they are being acquired by Epicor (public filings but privately held) in their press release Epicor to Acquire Industry Leading Cloud Digital Commerce and Order Management Solution Provider – ShopVisible. Epicor has 4,600 employees and is owned by private equity firm Apax Partners. ShopVisible is a specialized ecommerce Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company…

Atlanta Startup Village #23

Tomorrow night is Atlanta Startup Village #23 at the Atlanta Tech Village. With over 500 people already signed up, it’s the largest monthly gathering of entrepreneurs in the Southeast. Here are the presenting startups: Terminus – Display advertising for B2B lead generation and nurturing ROAR App – Social engagement app centered around events Predikto – Predictive analytics for industrial equipment…

Construction Lessons Learned from the Atlanta Tech Village

Now that construction is finished at the Atlanta Tech Village, it’s a great time to reflect on some of the construction lessons learned. As our team didn’t have any prior commercial construction experience, we learned a ton and made a number of mistakes. Many entrepreneurs will have an analogous experience when doing a customized build-out of…