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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