Atlanta Startup Village #34

In less than 30 minutes, Atlanta Startup Village #34 will take place at the Atlanta Tech Village. With 600 RSVPs, it’s the largest monthly gathering of entrepreneurs in the Southeast. Here are tonight’s presenting startups: Placemint – Find developers where software is built, not where connections are made. uTalk – Broadcast your voice and talk…

Announcing Little Broken Robots

Dragon Army just launched their latest game on iOS: Little Broken Robots (disclosure: I’m an investor). Little Broken Robots is a casual game where you have to solve different puzzles by dragging lines from numbers over available dots. It’s simple and fun. From the AppStore: They’re little. They’re broken. They’re robots. And they need your strategic finger-dragging skills. Little…

SalesLoft Rainmaker 2016 Conference

SalesLoft, which has an great platform for increasing qualified appointments and raised a $10M Series A last year, is putting on a conference March 7-9 at the Westin in Atlanta (Disclaimer: I’m an investor). I’ve talked before about the rise of the sales development platform and I’m a big believer in using technology to improve sales and marketing (see Pardot).…

2015 Most Popular Posts

Periodically, I like to review the most popular posts here and see what topics are of interest. Here were the most popular posts of 2015: How Much is Enough: A Story from Jimmy John’s Simplified One Page Strategic Plan from Rockefeller Habits SaaS Cost of Goods Sold for Startups The 9 Best Startup Blogs for…

Tech Village 12 Days of Elf

For our video of the week, take a look at the 12 Days of Elf by Atlanta Tech Village — a great little series of Instagram videos. Enjoy! Watch Me Elf. #VillageElf #elfontheshelf2015 #startuplife #watchme #watchmewhip #stankyleg #naenae A video posted by atltechvillage (@atltechvillage) on Dec 10, 2015 at 2:47pm PST Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

Critical Metrics for SaaS Companies

Ali Rahimtula has a great post up titled Fundraise Like a Pro Using this Internal SaaS Metrics Playbook. As expected, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) startups have a number of common financial characteristics that make it fairly straightforward to analyze how well the business is doing. At their core, SaaS companies are desirable due to the recurring revenue,…