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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Mark Buffington Shares Healthcare Industry Insights in Health IT Outcomes

Stephanie Valenti
Posted in Venture Buff

In a new Health IT Outcomes piece entitled “Collaboration, Coordination, And Data Can Solve Many Healthcare Challenges”, BIP Capital CEO shared the following insights for the healthcare industry: There is one thing about American healthcare on...
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BIP Capital Makes Available COVID-19 Return-to-Office Plan, Conducts Survey to Assess Risk Perceptions

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Uncategorized

In a new podcast, BIP Capital COO Mark Flickinger talks about the importance of mitigating risk as companies consider how to bring employees back to their office during the COVID-19 pandemic. The firm has created a Return-to-Office Plan for its emplo...
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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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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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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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How To Balance Experience And Cost When Building A New Company

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Venture Capital

By Mark Flickinger, Forbes Contributor Most of us would agree that building a successful business is contingent on hiring the right people. Product, price, and market matter, but without the right team in place, even companies with incredible pote...
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BIP Capital Expands Leadership Team: Promotes Dan Drechsel, Austin Poole and Swin Moore

Stephanie Valenti
Posted in Announcements, Venture Capital

Today we’re proud to share the expansion of our leadership team, helping to set the course for our continued growth with the promotion of Dan Drechsel to general partner, Austin Poole to senior VP and the addition of Swin Moore as senior VP. - ...
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Four Factors That Will Bring About Meaningful Changes for SaaS Businesses

Dan Drechsel
Posted in Venture Capital

Cloud computing, particularly Software as a Service, is quickly becoming the norm, replacing on-premise software with the exception of legacy installations. To this end, 73 percent of organizations indicate that nearly all their apps will be SaaS-bas...
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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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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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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 Successfully Closes Venture Fund IV with $101 Million

Stephanie Valenti
Posted in Announcements, Venture Capital

Today we announced the successful close of BIP Capital Venture Fund IV, surpassing our target of $100 million. Venture Fund IV will focus on Series A and Series B investments for market-disrupting B2B SaaS and tech-enabled services companies focu...
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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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Paul Iaffaldano Shares Tech-Driven Marketing Trends in MarTechAdvisor

Stephanie Valenti
Posted in Venture Capital

In a recently published article entitled “Tech-Driven Marketing: Four Capabilities Marketers Need Today”, Paul Iaffaldano, BIP Capital’s chief investment officer, shared his perspective on the core areas where marketers should focus: There...
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Venture Atlanta Rapidly Growing Into “Venture Southeast”

Paul Iaffaldano
Posted in Uncategorized, Venture Capital

What the headline says is true as Venture Atlanta continues to thrive in what has been its twelfth year. I’m pleased to be a part of what’s become a regional event as startups and high-growth companies from throughout the Southeast flock here ann...
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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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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 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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The United States of Venture Capital: For 4th Time, BIP Capital Named The Most Active VC in Georgia

Stephanie Valenti
Posted in Announcements, Venture Capital

We’re honored at BIP Capital to once again be named the most active venture capital investor in Georgia for the fourth consecutive time, as assessed by CB Insights: “Using CB Insights data, we analyzed the most active venture capital firm...
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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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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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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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Healthcare VC Sarath Degala Shares Commentary on Chronic Care Management in MGMA

Stephanie Valenti
Posted in Uncategorized

In June, Sarath Degala, our healthcare focused lead at BIP Capital published a new article for the members of MGMA: The Medical Group Management Association on how medical practices could leverage new solutions for their patients’ chronic care mana...
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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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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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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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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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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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BIP Capital’s Mark Flickinger Shares Talent Advice on Entrepreneurial Podcast

Stephanie Valenti
Posted in Venture Capital

In a recent podcast episode entitled “Leading Your Company to a Ten-Year Unicorn Journey”, our COO Mark Flickinger was interviewed by Tayo Rockson, host of the entrepreneur podcast, As Told By Nomads. As Rockson highlights in the interview, Fl...
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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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Three Natural Next Steps for SaaS Integration

Dan Drechsel
Posted in Venture Capital

Software as a Service (SaaS) has quickly become a ubiquitous part of the modern business environment, replacing legacy systems and reorienting established workflows along the way. Indeed, SaaS is in the midst of an unprecedented boom. Gartner expe...
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BIP Capital Named Georgia’s Most Active VC For The Third Time

Stephanie Valenti
Posted in Announcements, Venture Capital

We’re honored to be named by CB Insights as Georgia’s most active VC for the third time in a row.  We are dedicated to growing the vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Southeast and are excited to see others comment on just how much innovati...
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Tropical Smoothie Café Names Charles Watson as New CEO

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Uncategorized

Tropical Smoothie Café, a BIP Capital portfolio company and leading national fast-casual café, announced the appointment of Charles Watson as its new Chief Executive Officer. Watson will lead the brand through its next phase of strategic growt...
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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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Healthcare Technology Trends From the 2019 J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

Sarath Degala
Posted in Announcements, Venture Capital

Last week, I traveled to San Francisco to attend the 37th annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. The conference is the largest healthcare investment event in the industry, bringing together thousands of investors, innovators and healthcare prof...
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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 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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Mark Flickinger Gives Leadership & Recruiting Advice for High Growth Companies in Recruiter

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Venture Capital

In a new Recruiter.com article on building a team as an entrepreneur to scale to unicorn size and status, Mark Flickinger, BIP Capital’s COO, provides this advice: So many startups fail to ever get off the ground. For your business to make it...
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BIP Capital Expands Leadership Team with Addition of Dan Drechsel as Senior Vice President

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Announcements, Venture Capital

Today we’re excited to share the news that Dan Drechsel has joined our team as senior vice president. An experienced entrepreneur with a demonstrated history in the growth and management of emerging technology businesses, Drechsel was most recently...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Atlanta Innovation at Its Finest: Car360 Acquired for $22M after BIP Capital-Led Series A Funding in 2017

Paul Iaffaldano
Posted in Uncategorized

Less than one year ago, our team at BIP Capital led the Series A financing round of $3.55M for Car360, a company that was at the forefront of bringing computer vision and augmented reality to the auto industry, with participation from Mark Cuban's ...
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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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Becker’s Health IT & CIO Report Publishes Sarath Degala Commentary on AI in Healthcare

Sarath Degala
Posted in Venture Capital

The Becker’s Health IT & CIO Report recently published the following commentary from BIP Capital’s health industry expert, Sarath Degala in his piece “The future is now: Two exciting advances in healthcare AI”: In its recent report, ...
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Sarath Degala Shares Insights on Healthcare Scheduling in Health IT Outcomes

Sarath Degala
Posted in Uncategorized

In the below article published in Health IT Outcomes, BIP Capital’s Sarath Degala shares insights on what healthcare could learn from the business world for effective scheduling: Unfortunately, healthcare technology is at least a decade behind t...
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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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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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Healthcare Informatics Features Sarath Degala’s 5 Tips for Greater Interoperability

Sarath Degala
Posted in Uncategorized

Sarath Degala, BIP Capital’s healthcare sector expert, recently shared these “Five Tips for Seeking Greater Interoperability in 2018” in Healthcare Informatics: The recent merging of Aetna and CVS has me thinking about the potential implic...
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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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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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BIP Capital Invests into Acivilate’s Solution to Help Prisoners Return to Society

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Uncategorized

Acivilate, a new BIP Capital portfolio company with $3M in seed round funding, was recently featured in Government Technology for the solution it’s building to help prisoners return to society and reduce recidivism: After three years of user res...
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AchieveIt Poised for Continued Growth with Series E-1 Investment of $1.7M

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Announcements, Venture Capital

We’re proud to announce that we have invested $1.7 million in a Series E-1 round for our portfolio company AchieveIt, led by CEO Christy Johnson. The company helps enterprises improve the execution of their strategic plans and growth initiatives an...
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BIP Capital Expands Healthcare Leadership with Strategic Hire of Sarath Degala

Today we’re proud to announce that Sarath Degala has joined our leadership team as vice president and portfolio company lead. Degala’s deep healthcare expertise will complement and extend BIP Capital’s existing healthcare investment operations....
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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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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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Mark Flickinger Featured in Talent Economy: 5 Recruiting Tactics High-Growth Firms Should Use When Scaling Quickly

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Venture Capital

>> High-growth founders face a bevy of challenges during this critical phase of growing their business. Here’s how they can get the hiring equation right, according to a venture capitalist that’s done it before.   As a ventu...
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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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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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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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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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Cres Ferrell Featured in Talkin’ Cloud – Going for Gold: 5 Traits of Successful SaaS Businesses

Cres Ferrell
Posted in Uncategorized

In a recent Talkin' Cloud column, our VP Cres Ferrell shared the top five things he recommends SaaS companies keep in mind as they work to grow their business: I recently read an article by Tomasz Tunguz, a venture capitalist at Redpoint. Tung...
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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 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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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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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 Merges with Accelerant Venture Capital

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Announcements, Venture Capital

Please join us in welcoming Paul Iaffaldano to our team, as today we announce the merger of BIP Capital with Accelerant Venture Capital. As one of the largest venture firms in the Southeast, we look forward to continuing our entrepreneur-first ap...
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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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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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