211 episodes

Startup stories from the heart of the hustle--Atlanta.

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Startup stories from the heart of the hustle--Atlanta.

    Mastering The AI GTM, 2024 Fundraising Insights, and All Things Value Creation with Scott Lopano

    Mastering The AI GTM, 2024 Fundraising Insights, and All Things Value Creation with Scott Lopano

    In today’s episode of the Atlanta Startup Podcast, we sat down with Scott Lopano, newly promoted Partner at Tech Square Ventures in Atlanta. Scott opens up about his journey from Associate to Partner, sharing real reflections on his career ascension. We get into his top fundraising tips for early-stage founders navigating today's market and highlight the rise of VC platforms and how they're creating value for portfolio companies. Then, the conversation shifts gears to talk GTM strategy, as Wi...

    • 41 min
    Transforming the Running Experience with Dena Lewis of Running Mate

    Transforming the Running Experience with Dena Lewis of Running Mate

    Explore how Dena Lewis transforms the running experience with Running Mate on this episode of the Atlanta Startup Podcast. Learn about her journey to create a safer runner environment through a real-time, on-demand app that pairs them with verified, safe mates. Dena's personal experiences and dedication to runner safety drive this innovative solution, making every run safer and more enjoyable. Don't miss this insightful conversation with one of the winners of the 25th Edition of the Startup R...

    • 22 min
    After the Acquisition: How Sales Tax Can Take a Chunk Out Of Your Startup's Exit (And How To Avoid It)

    After the Acquisition: How Sales Tax Can Take a Chunk Out Of Your Startup's Exit (And How To Avoid It)

    Software founders, as you grow to millions in ARR, are you encountering bigger tax liabilities than you anticipate? Transaction tax law is evolving fast, and if you're not prepared, rather than sell your startup at the price you agreed to in the LOI, you can find after diligence you get significantly less if you don't prepare in advance.In this episode, join Lisa Calhoun, founder and managing partner at Valor Ventures, as she delves into the intricacies of transaction tax with Rob Piechota fr...

    • 36 min
    Founders in Focus: Damola Ogundipe & Kristen Dunning on Funding their Startups

    Founders in Focus: Damola Ogundipe & Kristen Dunning on Funding their Startups

    This episode of the Atlanta Startup Podcast is your golden ticket. ️ We're diving deep into the journeys of two successful founders at the Startup Runway's 25th Showcase, Damola Ogundipe, the mind behind the revolutionary AI platform for lobbyists - Plural, and Kristen Dunning, the creator of plant-based skincare magic - Gently Soap. Damola and Kristen shared their winning strategies, including Building trust with investors, Finding your funding soulmate, and Crafting a pitch that captiv...

    • 21 min
    These VCs Are Bullish On Virginia Startups: Here's Why

    These VCs Are Bullish On Virginia Startups: Here's Why

    Today on the Virginia startup podcast, we're joined by Gene Riechers, Venture Partner at Sands Capital Management & Seda Goff, Founder and General Partner at Flintlock Capital to unpack the momentum fueling the Virginia startup ecosystem. We broadly discuss the phases of growth the Virginia startup scene has traversed, contrary thoughts on the AI craze, tactical steps to keeping quality university talent in the state, how the federal government empowers an unfair advantage for VA startups...

    • 45 min
    From Startup to VC: Lynne Laube's Journey and Insights

    From Startup to VC: Lynne Laube's Journey and Insights

    In this captivating newest episode of the Atlanta Startup Podcast, Lisa Calhoun, Founding Managing Partner and Co-host, collaborates with Lynne Laube, Operating Partner at Valor Ventures, for an engaging dialogue. Together, they explore Lynne's transition from Fintech post-IPO Founder to Venture Capitalist, uncovering surprising insights along the way. Lynne sheds light on the qualities she values in today's Fintech founders and offers indispensable advice for those embarking on their initial...

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

jlvanh ,

The real deal

Covers a lot of terrain, literally and figuratively speaking. Atlanta startups but also investors that invest in Atlanta. Truly diverse and to the point.

podVest ,

Quality Ecosystem Insights

This podcast is amazing! So many investors are totally unaware of the opportunities outside of the traditional “Silicon Valley” markets. The host is deliberate in asking questions that help the listener uncover knowledge about market dynamics and opportunities not widely discussed. This podcast is succinct, informative and helpful!

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