BIP Capital’s 2020 The State of StartupsSM in the Southeast eBook is Here

Mark Buffington
Posted in Venture Capital

In the fourth quarter of what has been a unique and challenging year, we’re proud to be able to offer our fourth annual The State of StartupsSM in the Southeast eBook, which delivers an overview of the venture capital and startup ecosystem in the...
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Riding Out the Storm: What COVID-19 Means for Startups

Mark Buffington
Posted in Investing Strategies, Venture Buff, Venture Capital

By Mark Buffington While it can easily be said that growing and scaling a business is difficult even under normal circumstances, COVID-19 and the corresponding economic shutdown have added another significant challenge. As a venture capital...
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CBS 46 Features Mark Buffington: Why Investors Are Flocking To Georgia and How To Find One for Your Startup

Mark Buffington
Posted in Investing Strategies, Venture Buff, Venture Capital

The CBS 46 Atlanta Small Business Show recently featured Mark Buffington, the CEO and Co-founder of BIP Capital, as a guest interview to discuss “Why Investors Are Flocking To Georgia and How To Find One for Your Startup” based on the recent insi...
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BIP Capital’s 2019 The State of Startups in the Southeast eBook is Here

Mark Buffington
Posted in Venture Capital

We’re proud to offer our third annual The State of StartupsSM in the Southeast eBook which delivers an overview of the venture capital and startup ecosystem in this region. The report takes an in-depth look at startup activity throughout nine sou...
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BIP Capital 2019 Outlook Identifies Four Mega Trends for Investors to Watch

Mark Buffington
Posted in Announcements, Investing Strategies, Venture Capital

“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not to where it’s been.” This oft-quoted line from hockey great Wayne Gretzky is relevant for the VC community. Why go to where the action has already happened? Get out in front and make the ensuing go...
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BIP Capital’s 2018 The State of Startups in the Southeast Report is Here

Mark Buffington
Posted in Investing Strategies, Venture Buff, Venture Capital

We’re proud to offer our second annual The State of StartupsSM in the Southeast report, delivering an overview of the venture capital and startup ecosystem in this region. The report takes an in-depth look at startup activity throughout nine stat...
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BIP Capital Promotes Two to C-Level Positions to Support the Firm’s Rapid Growth

Mark Buffington
Posted in Announcements, Venture Capital

BIP Capital, one of the most active and successful venture capital firms in the Southeast, today announced the promotion of two internal leaders into new roles. Mark Flickinger is now the firm’s chief operating officer and Todd Knudsen now serves a...
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Atlanta – A Market Leading Innovation Hub: Atlanta Inno Features Commentary from Mark Buffington

Mark Buffington
Posted in Venture Buff, Venture Capital

In a new piece published during the launch week of Atlanta Inno, Mark Buffington shares his perspective on the top four reasons why Atlanta is becoming a market-leading innovation hub: In my nearly two decades of early-stage investing, I’ve witn...
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The State of Startups in the Southeast

Over the past 10 years, we have invested in seed, traction and growth-stage companies while participating in the maturation of the region’s startup ecosystem. Given this background and history, we saw an opportunity to consolidate our learnings in...
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BIP Capital’s Mark Buffington Discusses Intersection of Venture Capital & Private Equity Investing at TAG Event

Join us for the TAG event “Intersection of Venture Capital and Private Equity Investing” on April 12 at 11:30am. In recent years, there has been a convergence of investment strategies in the lower middle market. Venture capital and leveraged b...
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Breaking Down Last Year’s Lessons and Looking at the Opportunities That Lie Ahead for Entrepreneurs and Investors

Mark Buffington
Posted in Venture Buff, Venture Capital

What are the most significant lessons learned from 2016? And, what makes good investment sense for this year? Read on for a VC’s perspective on the year that was and what changes in 2017 present the best opportunities, from healthcare to personaliz...
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Tech sector braces for hurt as venture capital investing hits brakes

Mark Buffington
Posted in Venture Buff, Venture Capital

As written by Urvaksh Karkaria in the Atlanta Business Chronicle: For Atlanta’s tech industry, a fundraising winter may be coming. In what could be a tell-tale sign of a broader retrenchment, the venture capital industry appears to have applied th...
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VC Nation: The Most Active Tech Venture Capital Firm Into Each US State

Mark Buffington
Posted in Announcements, Venture Buff, Venture Capital

We are pleased to announce that BIP Capital was named the top VC in the state of Georgia in CB Insights’ recently published report. This is a testament to the hard work of many, and the partnerships we have created with our investors, entrepreneurs...
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BIP Capital Launches Franchise Accelerator

Mark Buffington
Posted in Announcements, Franchise

 BIP Capital, an Atlanta-based venture capital firm, today announced it has launched a franchise development division, the BIP Franchise Accelerator, to help emerging brands accelerate their growth. Currently, the BIP Franchise Accelerator's portf...
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