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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Venture Atlanta Selects Five BIP Capital Portfolio Companies

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Uncategorized

BIP Capital, one of the top venture capital firms in the Southeast, announced today that five of its portfolio companies were selected to present at Venture Atlanta, the Southeast region's largest investor showcase being held November 2-3 at the Co...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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