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Literally the Springbot Napkin
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Been a while since I blogged.  Who am I kidding you didn’t even notice.  Thought I would take this opportunity to share some thoughts related to the recent announcement that Springbot has raised an additional $6 Million in financing to accelerate growth after growing their customer base 500%. Building Something from Nothing is hard, but everyone around the technology (startup) eco-system seems hell bent...

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Happy Birthday TechSquare Labs
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Happy Birthday TechSquare Labs.  Amazing its been a year.  A year of dreaming big, working hard, learning constantly, and enjoying life.  I hate “Year in Review” formats, they are entirely about looking backwards, and feel like a pat on the back or drinking your own kool-aid.  I am not flexbile enough to pat my back, and I don’t like kool-aid.  Yep you read it...

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REscour : Startup Review and Opportunity
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“REscour, a commercial real estate data visualization and intelligence platform, today announced the close of a $1.3 million seed investment round. Led by Jason Calacanis’s Launch Fund and AngelList syndicate, and TechSquare Labs, the round also included Mosley Ventures, Tom Cousins’ Nonami Investments, President of ARA Blake Okland, and former CEO of AutoTrader.com Chip Perry. The capital will be used to expand REscour’s engineering...

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YP: Billion Dollar Marketing Technology Leader
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Atlanta’s billion dollar marketing technology leader.  Paint this town Yellow and Black.  Please.  Not only because it would go nicely with my beloved Georgia Tech, but also because we need to celebrate this company, partner with them, and let them lead. So who is this billion dollar marketing technology leader?  Well, it isn’t your grandparents Yellow Pages, its a reborn, getting cooler by the...

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Capital, Competition, Culture, Change
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The entrepreneurial journey, have you noticed no one is talking about it.  I don’t get it, why are more people not talking about entrepreneurship, or raising money, or starting a business, or opening real estate to support entrepreneurs?  Of course I am kidding, Atlanta is now officially a GIANT INCUBATOR! That is not a bad thing.  I am all for more.  This week I...

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In Relationships : Do you Add or Subtract?
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In relationships : do you add or subtract?  Today’s blog post comes from several interactions I’ve had recently where people have commented both negatively and positively on my business methods.  OK, maybe business methods isn’t the right statement, honestly, it is difficult to separate my business and personal styles.  For better or worse (as they say) to me they are one in the same....

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Unicorn Sighting in Technology Square
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Unicorn sighting in Technology Square.  For one of the most blogging towns in America I have been surprised to not see 10 blog posts from the technology leaders in Atlanta about the recent news regarding Technology Square.  Every time someone asks me what is missing in Atlanta’s technology eco-system I always have the same answer, “a billion dollar technology company as the anchor, with...

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Old Tricks New Dog
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Old Tricks New Dog, or Old Dog New Tricks?  Happy holidays from the coast of South Georgia.  As I spend time relaxing and enjoying being disconnected from the hustle of my normal days I did what it seems we all do – reflect, measure, and ponder.  I do love this time of year – not because of the excessive purchasing but because I seem...

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Should Everyone Learn to Code
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Should everyone learn to code?  I have shared that I am making a concentrated effort to become more technical, yes, part of that is taking Code Academy classes online.  Am I planning to build a product, no I am not.  So, why am I learning to code, simple, I am convinced it is the “language of the future” (actually, today).  Have you ever wondered,...

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A Look Inside TechSquare Labs
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Do you want a look inside TechSquare Labs?  Lets call this an update post.  Lots of progress has been made since my last post about TechSquare Labs in Atlanta.  I have personally loved the learning process.  I already blogged about what I have learned in the process, so this post will be more update and thoughts. Atlanta has all the Ingredients: I can’t go...

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