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Atlanta Tech Accelerator Flashpoint Raises Second Round of $1M fund

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Flashpoint, an Atlanta venture aimed at launching the next generation of tech startups, has raised its second $1 million fund. As reported today in Atlanta Business Chronicle, the Georgia Tech based accelerator has helped seed startups who have collectively raised more than $65 million from firms including Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins and Andreessen Horowitz. With this new round of fund, Flashpoint plans to invests… Read more »


Marketo Heads East and Picks Atlanta as Hub

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San Francisco-based Marketo is opening its East Coast office in Atlanta, the company’s first major expansion since the recent IPO. Marketo, a software company that helps its business-to-business customers manage marketing campaigns and generate sales leads, will open a sales and customer support office in July and hopes to eventually add more than 200 jobs in… Read more »



Digital Atlanta is Now SouthWiRED

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Digital Atlanta, one of the city’s biggest technology events, announced that is has rebranded and is now SouthWiRED. The rebranding has been issued to more accurately reflect their intentions in becoming a tech conference for the region, not just Atlanta. SouthWiRED, taking place October 6-10, 2014, will feature the South’s top innovators and tech industry leaders… Read more »


Yik Yak: The App That’s Taking Universities By Storm

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Brooks Buffington and Tyler Droll started Yik Yak on a whim, but quickly a “side project” turned into an app that college students can’t get enough of. Buffington and Droll, both Atlanta natives and 23-year-old young entrepreneurs, launched the app at Furman University, a small college of about 3,000 students. Through sending hundreds of emails… Read more »


Who Are The 27 Most Influential Startup Personalities in Your City? Nominate Them for the Tech Cocktail 27

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What is the Tech Cocktail 27? The Tech Cocktail 27 is the 27 most influential startup personalities in your city.  They are your community’s top entrepreneurs, investors, connectors, hustlers, and thought leaders.  If an entrepreneur were dropped into your city and asked, “who do I need to know?“, The Tech Cocktail 27 would be the… Read more »


How Local Businesses and Nonprofits Can Benefit from Give to Win

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Wouldn’t it be great if you could support your community through local businesses and local nonprofits, at the same time? I mean both are equally significant to the lifeblood of the community – one supports us by providing the goods and services that we need, while the other provides support for social causes that make our communities… Read more »


VacationFutures Offers the Best Way to Manage Your Vacation Property

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According to travel website Expedia.com, of the 14 days of vacation that the average American received in 2012, only 10 of those days were actually used. Aside from such dolorous findings of vacation depravity, this information helps us to understand the significance of VacationFutures. Vacation home sales were more than 10 percent higher in 2012 than in the… Read more »


For Sideqik, Healthy Communications Are Central to Success

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Currently, marketers manage their partnerships by sending emails back and forth, manually syncing up marketing calendars, and working with IT or their agency to build custom landing pages. According to Kurt Uhlir, this allows too many opportunities for these partnerships to break down or become ineffective. By not allowing a proper measure of success for… Read more »




Grapeword: Changing the Daily Deals Market, Grassroots Style

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Paul Nichols, founder of Grapeword, truly believes that his customer acquisition and retention company is the next big trend in daily deal models. According to him, merchants are used and abused in the daily deals industry, and consumers find themselves fed up with email spam. “Some current solutions are better than others, but even the… Read more »


Nanofiber Solutions: “Our Technology is the Future”

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Science fiction is becoming reality. Nanofiber Solutions, a medical tech startup, has developed a broad technology platform to create and align nanofibers to form almost any kind of human tissue. The idea came out of Dr. Jed Johnson’s OSU postgraduate research on cancer and greater consistency in real-world discoveries. To date, Johnson and fellow team… Read more »


Synapp.io Might be Unsexy, but Their Success Sure Isn’t

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They are a 500 Startups company, an ATDC Selects company, and they recently won the title of unsexiest startup at the Unsexy Conference. Who are they? This is Synapp.io, a startup dedicated to working with email senders and service providers to keep their email lists compliant with deliverability best practices. Oh, and their team consists… Read more »


Uruut is All About “U” and Your Roots in the Community

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How would you pronounce the name Uruut? Bobby Norwood, COO, let me in on a little secret: it’s a lot simpler than it seems. Actually pronounced “you-root,” Uruut is all about “U” and your roots in the community. “As the definition of community evolves to embrace changing technology, this doesn’t mean only your local neighborhood,” says Norwood…. Read more »


Atlanta’s Hottest Showcasing Startup Is…

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Last night was Tech Cocktail’s Atlanta Mixer and Startup Showcase at Atlantic Station.  As always, we held our Hottest Showcasing Startup series, including the pre-event Reader’s Choice online poll, as well as the Best Pitch award, as determined by the Live SMS poll. Atlanta’s HOTTEST SHOWCASING STARTUP: Reader’s Choice & Best Pitch Cooleaf - Cooleaf uses activities… Read more »