BIP Capital Digital Ticketing Portfolio Co. GoFan Promotes B.J. Pilling to CEO

BIP Capital portfolio company GoFan, the leading digital ticketing solution for high school events, has announced that B.J. Pilling has been appointed as its new CEO. With the company for more than five years, Pilling most recently served as GoFan’...
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Five BIP Capital Portfolio Companies Make 2020 Inc. 5000

Stephanie Valenti
Posted in Announcements, Portfolio Companies

We’re excited to announce that five BIP Capital portfolio companies have ranked in this year’s Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies. These companies include AchieveIt, DemandJump, LeaseQuery, Tricentis, and Tropical Sm...
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Conducting Business In a Critical Time: Q&A (Part 3 of 3)

Stephanie Valenti
Posted in Portfolio Companies, Venture Capital

This is the final installment in our Q&A discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on businesses and how companies are moving forward. Participating in the conversation are members of the BIP Capital executive team and leaders from a number of our...
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Conducting Business In a Critical Time: Q&A (Part 2 of 3)

Stephanie Valenti
Posted in Portfolio Companies, Venture Capital

This post is a continuation of a Q&A discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on businesses and the ways in which companies have responded with resiliency and adaptability. Participating in the conversation are members of the BIP Capital executiv...
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Conducting Business In a Critical Time: Q&A (Part 1 of 3)

Stephanie Valenti
Posted in Portfolio Companies, Venture Capital

We recently brought the team at BIP Capital together virtually with leaders from a number of our portfolio companies to share their perspectives on the impact of COVID-19 on businesses, including ways that companies have practiced resiliency and...
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NFHS Network’s “High School Support Program” Aims to Help High School Athletics Deal with Impact of COVID-19

This week, the NFHS Network announced its High School Support Program,  created to help high schools offset lost revenue from sports and other events due to coronavirus. The NFHS Network is operated by BIP Capital portfolio company PlayOn! Sports an...
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3 Ways To Make Sure Your Startup Isn’t Successful

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Portfolio Companies, Venture Capital

By Mark Flickinger, Forbes Contributor Creating a startup business is a lot like building a house. You can have high-quality materials and the most skilled laborers, but if things aren’t done in the right order, or you try to skip a step, you...
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New Advertising Tech Portfolio Company Vibenomics Raises $6M Series A Funding

This week our newest portfolio company, Vibenomics announced their Series A funding of $6 million to accelerate their growth in the Audio Out-of-Home™ Advertising market, providing a fresh way to reach shoppers at the point of making purchase...
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New Portfolio Company Case Status Raises $1.5 Million in Series Seed II Investment Round, Led by BIP Capital

Stephanie Valenti
Posted in Announcements, Portfolio Companies, Venture Capital

Case Status, a client relationship management and marketing platform for law firms, announced today that it has received Series Seed II investment funding of $1.5 million, led by our firm. The funds will be used to support the company's continued ra...
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Portfolio Company OncoLens Raises $2.5 Million in Pre-Series A Funding, Led by BIP Capital

Stephanie Valenti
Posted in Portfolio Companies, Venture Capital

OncoLens, a pioneer in tumor board and cancer treatment planning software solutions, announced it has raised a Pre-Series A funding of $2.5 million led by our firm. Other investors in the round include Atlanta Technology Angels, and the Robbins Fund....
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Portfolio Company PlayOn! Sports Raises $25 Million in Series B Funding, Led by BIP Capital

Stephanie Valenti
Posted in Announcements, Portfolio Companies, Venture Capital

Funding will drive further acceleration of company's automated sports event production Today our portfolio company PlayOn! Sports (PlayOn) announced that it has raised Series B funding of $25 million led by BIP Capital. New investors in the fu...
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BIP Capital Portfolio Company Names Jeff Cravens as CEO

Today Huddle Tickets, the leader in high school event ticketing and a BIP Capital portfolio company, announced the appointment of Jeff Cravens as the company’s CEO. Cravens brings significant leadership to Huddle, with a background that includes le...
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New Portfolio Company Nview Health Raises $4.65 Million in Seed Funding from BIP Capital

Today our newest healthcare technology portfolio company, Nview Health, announced that it raised seed funding in the amount of $4.65 million from BIP Capital. Nview Health delivers online behavioral health solutions that help healthcare professionals...
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New Portfolio Company Kobiton Raises $5 Million Series A Led by BIP Capital

Stephanie Valenti
Posted in Announcements, Portfolio Companies, Venture Capital

Today our newest portfolio company Kobiton announced that it has raised $5.2 million in new capital to continue growing its mobile app experience business. The round was led by BIP Capital, with our SVP Dan Drechsel joining the company’s Board of D...
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DemandJump, Newest Martech Company in BIP Capital Portfolio, Raises $5.5M Series A2 Funding

Stephanie Valenti
Posted in Announcements, Portfolio Companies, Venture Capital

Today DemandJump, whose platform is empowering marketers to make better decisions, announced today that it has raised Series A2 funding of $5.5 million led by BIP Capital. The A2 round extends the total amount raised to date to over $14 million. D...
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BIP Capital Leads $7M Series A Funding for ConnexPay

Today our portfolio company ConnexPay, a payment provider changing the way travel intermediaries do business, announced that it has raised a Series A funding round of $7 million led by BIP Capital. ConnexPay works by seamlessly matching payments f...
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BIP Capital Portfolio Company Cypress.io Closes $9.3M Series A Funding

Today we’re honored to announce that our portfolio company – the automated software testing startup Cypress.io – has closed a $9.3 million Series A funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners. We’re excited to follow on in this series wi...
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New Portfolio Company ChartSpan Raises $15 Million Series A Round Led by BIP Capital

We’re pleased to announce that our newest portfolio company ChartSpan, the largest healthcare managed service provider for chronic care management programs in the U.S., has raised a Series A funding round of $15 million led by BIP Capital. The comp...
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Portfolio Company UserIQ Names Tyler Winkler as CEO

Stephanie Valenti
Posted in Announcements, Portfolio Companies

Today we announce that industry veteran Tyler Winkler has been appointed as CEO of our portfolio company, UserIQ, by its board of directors.  Winkler was formerly the VP of Global Sales & Marketing at SecureWorks, where he played a key role in t...
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ThingTech Names Andy Davies President & Chief Operating Officer to Accelerate Growth

In late March, ThingTech announced that Andy Davies has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer, following the completion of ThingTech's $4 Million Series A Round, which was led by BIP Capital. ThingTech provides a Platform-as-a-S...
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BIP Capital & ATA Lead $1.35M Seed Round for New Healthcare Portfolio Company OncoLens

Today we welcome OncoLens, a technology company serving cancer care programs, to our portfolio of #healthcare companies. BIP Capital and Atlanta Technology Angels (ATA) led the company’s $1.35 million seed round, which will be deployed to strategic...
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BIP Capital Portfolio Company VoApps Names John Fasano as CEO

Stephanie Valenti
Posted in Announcements, Portfolio Companies

BIP Capital Portfolio Company VoApps Names John Fasano as CEO  Today our portfolio company VoApps, a technology company that provides innovative voicemail solutions to help businesses reach mobile contacts with consideration and compliance, a...
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You’re Funded. Now What? Four Ways to Accelerate Growth

Cres Ferrell
Posted in Portfolio Companies, Venture Capital

For fledgling companies, venture capital investment can feel like the prize at the end of a long, arduous journey. Less than one percent of startups receive this coveted cash influx, and venture capital can be vital in providing new companies the fun...
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New Portfolio Company Pointivo Raises Series A Funding of $7 Million Led by BIP Capital

Stephanie Valenti
Posted in Announcements, Portfolio Companies

We’re honored to announce the newest addition to our portfolio, Pointivo, a software company that uses artificial intelligence and computer vision to provide automated analytics for drone and manned aerial platforms. Pointivo announced today that i...
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BIP Capital Adds IIoT Company ThingTech to Portfolio, $4M Funding Raised

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Announcements, Portfolio Companies

We’re proud to announce the addition of our latest portfolio company - ThingTech, an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Platform-as-a-Service provider that helps asset-intensive organizations connect equipment, devices and people. In a press...
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BIP Capital Fintech Portfolio Company, Gro Solutions, Acquired by Q2 Holdings, Inc

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Announcements, Portfolio Companies, Venture Capital

Today Gro Solutions, one of our portfolio companies focused on fintech, announced its acquisition by Q2 Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:QTWO). Gro Solutions is a leading provider of digital growth solutions for banks and credit unions, and became part of our po...
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Five BIP Capital Portfolio Companies Make 2018 Inc. 5000

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Portfolio Companies, Venture Capital

    We’re excited to announce that five BIP Capital portfolio companies have ranked in this year’s Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies. These companies include AchieveIt, QASymphony, Ingenious Med,...
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Ipreo, Financial Services Solution & Data Provider in BIP Capital Portfolio, Acquired for $1.855B

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Announcements, Portfolio Companies, Venture Capital

As reported in PE Hub in early August, “IHS Markit Ltd has completed its previously announced acquisition of Ipreo, a financial services solutions and data provider, for $1.855 billion. The sellers were private equity funds managed by BlackSton...
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BIP Capital Portfolio Company Cypress.io Secures $4M Seed Funding

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Announcements, Portfolio Companies, Venture Capital

Today it was announced that our portfolio company Cypress.io secured $4M in seed funding. BIP Capital, along with previous investors Tech Square Ventures and BLH Ventures supported the latest round, which was co-led by Las Olas Venture Capital and Be...
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BIP Capital Portfolio Company QASymphony Merges with Tricentis to Drive Innovation in Continuous Testing for Enterprise DevOps

This week our portfolio company QASymphony and Tricentis announced their agreement to merge under the name of Tricentis.  The combination of QASymphony’s industry-leading test management solution with Tricentis’ expertise in Continuous Testing r...
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Aspirion Health Resources Acquired, Second Exit of BIP Capital Healthcare Portfolio Company in Q2

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Announcements, Portfolio Companies, Venture Capital

Following a recent string of exits, today we announce the acquisition of portfolio company Aspirion Health Resources, netting a return of more than five times its initial investment. The healthcare technology startup uses a tech-enabled proprietary c...
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BIP Capital Continues to Lead Healthcare Technology Investments with $10.5M Series A Funding for PriorAuthNow

At BIP Capital, we’re continuing our focus on technology solutions that have the potential to disrupt the healthcare industry. Today we announced that we led a Series A Funding of $10.5M for PriorAuthNow.  PriorAuthNow connects directly with insur...
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BIP Capital’s Portfolio Company REACH Health to be acquired by InTouch Health

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Announcements, Portfolio Companies, Venture Capital

Today it was announced that our portfolio company REACH Health was acquired by InTouch Health, the leading enterprise telehealth platform. This acquisition solidifies InTouch's leading position as a telehealth partner of choice for hospitals and heal...
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VoApps Announces Paul Gies as New President

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Announcements, Portfolio Companies, Venture Capital

Today VoApps, a software-based solution provider for the Outsourced Business Services ("OBS") industry, announced Paul Gies as the company's next president. "Paul has been a critical part of VoApps' evolution and growth," said Paul Iaffaldano,...
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New Story Highlights Huddle’s GOFAN Contribution to Entrepreneurial Growth in Atlanta’s Northern Suburbs

In the new story, “Entrepreneurship in North Atlanta, a Growing Force III: Leading a New Generation of Entrepreneurs” by Obinna Morton, BIP Capital portfolio company Huddle, Inc. is highlighted for its contribution to the growth of the entreprene...
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QASymphony Achieves Record Growth of 107%, Expands Executive Team

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Announcements, Portfolio Companies, Venture Capital

QASymphony, a BIP Capital portfolio company and leader in enterprise software testing, wraps up an outstanding third quarter enjoying revenue growth of 107%. During the quarter QASymphony was named the 8th fastest growing software company in America...
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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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Four BIP Capital Portfolio Companies Break into the Ranks of Inc. 5000

We’re proud to announce that the 2017 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com includes four BIP Capital portfolio companies among its ranks: QASymphony, Ingenious Med, AchieveIt and Aspirion Health Resources. According to Inc., the 2017 Inc...
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Tom Wells Talks Franchising as a Business Model in Forbes

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Announcements, Franchise, Portfolio Companies

Our own Tom Wells is quoted alongside Kevin O'Leary in a Forbes article on the benefits of franchising as a business model. In this piece, Tom shares: “Franchising helps founding entrepreneurs scale their businesses without having to manage each...
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BIP Capital Leads Investment with Mark Cuban & Service Provider Capital to Invest $3.55M in Car360

Today we announce that we’ve invested in Car360, a technology platform bringing computer vision and augmented reality to the auto industry. We’re proud to be joined by Mark Cuban’s Radical Investments and Service Provider Capital in the $3.55M...
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QSR: Tom Wells Gives Restaurants Lesson in Unit Economics

In a new QSR Magazine story on the nuances of unit economics, BIP Capital's Tom Wells shared the importance of the bottom line versus just a unique concept alone. The story highlights how Wells sees the most important factor as whether franchisee...
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BIP Capital Portfolio Company QASymphony Announces $40M Series C Funding to Accelerate Product + Global Expansion

As a proud partner in the growth of portfolio company QASymphony, we congratulate its team on raising $40M in Series C funding. We look forward to being a part of its continued success as they use the funds to expand product leadership and grow...
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EY Announces Scott Pressly, Tropical Smoothie Café, Entrepreneur of the Year Award Finalist for Southeast

As covered in Restaurant News, BIP Capital’s portfolio company Tropical Smoothie Café is in the news this week! Scott Pressly, Chairman and Chief Strategic Officer of TSC, has been announced as a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award...
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BIP Capital Backs Influencer Commerce Upstart Inked Brands with $4M in Series A Funding

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Announcements, Portfolio Companies, Venture Capital

Today we share the news that we’re backing influencer commerce portfolio company Inked Brands with $4M Series A Funding. Inked CEO April Foster founded the company in 2007 and has scaled the brand to offer an end-to-end ecommerce platform that empo...
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Three BIP Capital Portfolio Companies Recognized with 2017 Pacesetter Awards by the Atlanta Business Chronicle

Congratulations to our portfolio companies Ingenious Med, QASymphony and VoApps on their recognition at the Atlanta Business Chronicle's Pacesetter Awards and being named among the top growing firms in metro Atlanta! At BIP Capital we’re prou...
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BIP Capital Invests in Gro Solutions – Georgia Company Secures $4.25 Million Financing Led by TTV Capital

Gro Solutions, a leading provider of digital growth solutions for banks and credit unions, today announced that it has closed a $4.25 million round of funding. This funding round, led by Atlanta-based TTV Capital also included additional investme...
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QSR Magazine Shines Spotlight on Tropical Smoothie Café: Smoothie Franchises Are Soaring in Quick Service

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Announcements, Franchise, Portfolio Companies

This QSR Magazine piece puts a much-deserved spotlight on Mike Rotondo, CEO of Tropical Smoothie Café, a BIP Capital portfolio company.    Read on to learn how he approached the business of blended foodservice 20 years ago and his journey to ach...
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Huddle Acquires California Based PrepMo to Solidify Its Position as the Nation’s Leading Ticket Provider for High School Sports

Today our portfolio company Huddle announced its acquisition of California-based PrepMo to further expand the nation's largest and most innovative ticketing solution for the high school market. Huddle offers an integrated digital and paper ticketing...
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UserIQ Appoints New CEO Rachel Orston to Spearhead Future Growth and Expansion

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Announcements, Portfolio Companies, Venture Capital

ATLANTA, GA, February 23, 2017 – UserIQ, a Customer Growth Platform™ that empowers SaaS companies to foster growth beyond the funnel, announced today the company has appointed Rachel Orston to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). With the...
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TAG Recognizes Four BIP Capital Portfolio Companies in Top 40 Most Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia

In a news release this week, the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) announced the Top 40 Most Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia. TAG’S Top 40 Awards recognize Georgia-based technology companies for their innovation, financial impact,...
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Ticketing startup Huddle scores $11 million from BIP Capital

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Announcements, Portfolio Companies, Venture Capital

(Per Urvaksh Karkaria and the Atlanta Business Chronicle) Huddle, an Alpharetta advertising and marketing firm, has raised $11 million in venture capital to fuel market expansion. Huddle, in the paper ticketing business for 16 years, is pivotin...
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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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UserIQ Secures $2 Million in Series A Funding to Pioneer Customer Growth Market

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Announcements, Portfolio Companies, Venture Capital

UserIQ, the first and only Customer Growth Platform™, today announced that it has raised $2 million in Series A funding, led by BIP Capital. Atlanta’s Accelerant Venture Capital, BLH Venture Partners and Tech Square Ventures also participate...
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Huddle Acquires Preptix to Create Nation’s Leading Ticket Provider for High School Sports

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Announcements, Portfolio Companies, Venture Capital

Huddle and Preptix today announced a merger to create the nation's largest and most innovative ticketing solution for the high school sports market. The combined company, Huddle, Inc., will be headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia. Huddle...
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mLevel Relocates Headquarters to Atlanta and Names New CEO

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Announcements, Portfolio Companies, Venture Capital

Move will bring new jobs and resources to the region mLevel, Inc., a global leader in micro learning platforms, today announced plans to move its company headquarters from Chicago to Atlanta. Additionally, Jordan Fladell, mLevel co-founder, will...
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Tropical Smoothie Cafe named one of QSR’s 10 Best 2016 Franchise Deals

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Announcements, Franchise, Portfolio Companies

For the last six years, QSR has brought you an annual look at the 10–12 quick-service and fast-casual concepts that provide franchisees the best return on their investment (ROI). These 10 brands offer the best bang for your buck—plus a little...
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BIP Capital Names Todd Knudsen VP of Finance

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Announcements, Portfolio Companies, Venture Capital

Announced as BIP Capital's new VP of Finance, Todd Knudsen brings breadth and depth of experience to support continued growth BIP Capital, one of the top Venture Capital firms in the Southeast, announced today that it has appointed Todd Knudsen as...
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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens 500th Location

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Announcements, Franchise, Portfolio Companies

Tropical Smoothie Cafe will open its 500th location on June 13 in Westland, Michigan. Located at 35599 Warren Road, the new restaurant marks a significant milestone for the brand and is a reflection of the company’s immense growth nationwide since...
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AchieveIt Names Christy Johnson New CEO

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Announcements, Portfolio Companies, Venture Capital

Christy Johnson announced as AchieveIt new CEO to lead market expansion and technology growth initiative AchieveIt Online, LLC., a leading provider of cloud-based enterprise software for planning and execution, has announced today that it has appoi...
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Tropical Smoothie Named #5 on Fast Casual’s 2016 Top 100 Movers and Shakers List

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Announcements, Franchise, Portfolio Companies

We are pleased to announce that Tropical Smoothie Cafe was recently named the #5 brand in Fast Casual's Top 100 List of Movers & Shakers. Judges not only rated brands on growth and sales, but also on innovation across several categories, inclu...
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Health care startup’s new CEO eyes national reach

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Announcements, Portfolio Companies, Venture Capital

As written by Eleanor Kennedy: Geoff Duncan has big plans for Nashville health care startup Wellview Health. After joining the company, which focuses on consumer-focused wellness plans, earlier this year, Duncan said he posed the follow...
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AchieveIt Record Growth Garners Technology Investment

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Announcements, Portfolio Companies, Venture Capital

BIP Capital to raise $2.5M investment in AchieveIt’s strategic planning and execution management core technology platform and team to support rapid growth and position for scale AchieveIt Online, LLC., a leading provider of cloud-based enterprise...
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FullScaleNANO wins TechConnect 2016 National Innovation Award

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Announcements, Portfolio Companies, Venture Capital

We are proud to announce FullScaleNANO's selection as a 2016 TechConnect Innovation Awardee.  The TechConnect Innovation Awards selects the top early-stage innovations from around the world through an industry-review process of the top 15% o...
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