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 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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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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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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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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