New BIP Capital Study: Is All Investment Capital the Same Shade of Green?

Stephanie Valenti
Posted in Investing Strategies, Venture Capital

In a new study released today, BIP Capital challenges the misperception that taking on Out-of-State capital drives more attractive valuations and better business outcomes for founders. The study, titled “Is all Investment Capital the Same Shade of...
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Selecting An Investor: Why It Isn’t Just About The Money

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Investing Strategies, Venture Capital

By Mark Flickinger, Forbes Contributor   When raising capital, not all startups have options—they only receive one term sheet from one interested investor. And that should be celebrated. However, some startups are “hot” enough to at...
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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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What Rowing For The U.S. National Team And Building A Startup Have In Common

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Investing Strategies, Venture Capital

By Mark Flickinger, Forbes Contributor Saying “it’s not fair” won’t get you there. To be the best, you have to beat everyone. As a youth and young adult, I was always involved in team sports which eventually led me to a position on the...
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Round-Table Talk with BIP Capital: Looking Back at 2019, Ahead to 2020

Stephanie Valenti
Posted in Investing Strategies, Venture Capital

For the second year, members of our BIP Capital team came together in December to discuss the year’s biggest technology and business trends, as well as what opportunities and barriers may lie ahead in 2020. The discussion also included leaders from...
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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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Mark Flickinger Discusses Insights from the The State of Startups(SM) in the Southeast Report for 2019

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Investing Strategies, Venture Capital

In the third annual The State of Startups(SM) in the Southeast eBook, we deliver an overview of the venture capital and startup ecosystem in this region. The report takes an in-depth look at startup activity throughout nine southeastern U.S. stat...
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Is Your Startup Ready for Tomorrow’s Success?

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Investing Strategies, Venture Capital

How to create companies that are positioned for success today, tomorrow, and into the future Everybody knows that it’s uniquely challenging to start a business. And, even though two-thirds of Americans dream of beginning a new business, relativ...
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Today’s Healthcare Innovations, Invested Capital Will Drive 5 Key Trends in 2020

Stephanie Valenti
Posted in Investing Strategies, Venture Capital

In May, BIP Capital’s Sarath Degala, a healthcare focused VC, shared his perspective on how “Today’s Healthcare Innovations, Invested Capital Will Drive 5 Key Trends in 2020” in Healthcare Innovation Magazine: In the changing healthcare la...
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Podcast Interview: Mark Flickinger Discusses How BIP Capital Team Determined Four Mega Trends in New Report

Stephanie Valenti
Posted in Investing Strategies, Venture Capital

In our inaugural BIP Capital 2019 Outlook report, we attempted to answer the question “where should we invest today in order to be part of tomorrow’s successful innovation?” Our experts analyzed data from over 50 VC firms, reviewing the past...
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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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Sarath Degala Shares 5 Healthcare Innovation Trends Shaping 2019 in MedCityNews 

Sarath Degala
Posted in Investing Strategies, Venture Capital

The behavioral health epidemic, artificial intelligence and more procedures being done in outpatient settings are some of the key 2019 trends that will determine how decision makers purchase technology. In a new piece in MedCityNews,...
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Round-Table Talk with BIP Capital: Entrepreneurism and Investing in the Southeast and Beyond

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Investing Strategies, Venture Capital

What We Learned in 2018, What’s Ahead in 2019 There is no denying that the U.S. economy is booming. Consumer confidence is at its highest in 18 years, unemployment has dropped to its lowest since 1969 and consumer spending between July and Septe...
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Paul Iaffaldano Advises CEOs + Leaders to Invest in EQ Growth in Workforce News

Paul Iaffaldano
Posted in Investing Strategies, Venture Capital

If you’re a CEO or leader looking to grow your business or attract new investors, it's time to leave your ego at the door and focus on growing your EQ. Paul Iaffaldano, our Chief Investment Officer, offers this advice in a new Workforce News piece:...
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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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Leveraging Technology for Cost-Savings Opportunities in Healthcare

Sarath Degala
Posted in Investing Strategies, Venture Capital

The United States isn’t shy about its healthcare expenditures, spending more on healthcare per person than any other country in the world. Wasteful healthcare spending accounts for 30 percent of the $3.2 trillion spent on healthcare each year,...
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Cres Ferrell Provides Entrepreneur Advice in Startup Mindset

In a new Startup Mindset article on how entrepreneurs can achieve success with VCs, Cres Ferrell provided this advice: Every day, investment firms receive countless emails from entrepreneurs eager to pitch them their next big idea. And every day, bu...
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Three Strengths That Can Help Ensure SaaS Success

Cres Ferrell
Posted in Investing Strategies, Venture Capital

SaaStr is one of the largest gatherings of enterprise software professionals in the world. This will be my third time attending, and I’m excited to connect with other investors and meet promising founders to learn and share about the future of SaaS...
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Four Important Healthcare Technology Trends to Watch in 2018

I’m traveling to San Francisco next week for the 36th annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference.This conference is one of the largest healthcare investment events out there, with over 400 private and public companies presenting to more than 8,000 atte...
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Cres Ferrell VC-List Feature: “Six Tips for Helping CEOs Maximize Valuations”

BIP Capital's Cres Ferrell recently shared his expertise on how to maximize valuations for high-growth companies in this VC-List article, noting: Calculating valuation is both an art and a science. There are hard numbers you can estimate, but ther...
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Ten Years of Outstanding Growth in Atlanta’s Technology Ecosystem

It has been such a pleasure participating in the tenth annual Venture Atlanta this year. Celebrating this milestone has made me a bit nostalgic as I recall the Atlanta tech community a decade ago and how much it has changed since then. When Ventur...
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Leading Investment Firm Unveils Inaugural Insights Into The State of Startups

BIP Capital Delivers Comprehensive Overview of More Than Five Years of Data Regarding the Venture Capital and Startup Ecosystem in Nine Southeastern States ATLANTA, October 4, 2017 — BIP Capital, one of the premier investment firms in the S...
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BIP Capital Named Georgia’s Most Active VC for the 2nd Year in a Row

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Announcements, Investing Strategies, Venture Capital

At BIP Capital, we’re proud to be recognized by CB Insights as Georgia's most active VC for the second year in a row. We're humbled by the company we keep on this list and are honored to be an active part of Atlanta's growth as a Global Innovation...
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Hypepotamus: BIP Capital’s Mark Buffington On the Secret Sauce In Great Capital Partnerships

What's the secret sauce for great capital partnerships? In this story, Mark Buffington gives Hypepotamus an investor’s perspective on what a good partnership looks like, how to make a pitch stand out to potential investors, and why now is a gre...
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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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5 Keys to Success: Advice from an Investor to Founders at SaaStr

As I head to the SaaStr annual event next week, I’ve been reflecting on the SaaS successes and failures I’ve seen as the industry came into its own during the last several years. By its very nature, SaaS best practices continually morph and evolv...
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