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January 2021 Newsletter

Happy New Year to your friends, family, and colleagues. Together, we look forward to a happier, healthier, and prosperous 2021.   Given the pandemic of 2020, our CEOs spent the past year virtually seeing family members, hiring employees, acquiring customers, and raising money. However, going digital didn’t stop them from achieving success!     Hosting 26 virtual […]

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From CFO to Startup Founder

Prior to starting Kids Connected, Tony Pritchett was CFO of Agilysys, a public company with a market cap of $940 MM and around 1,000 employees. Having seen Agilysys grow 🌱 a team of engineers in India from 0-600 in 3 years, Tony was ready to grow a team of his own. Anne Marie du Toit, Tony’s sister, has […]

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Crash Course in AI: Startup Use Cases

Bringing OUTside capital, investor and CEO perspectives INto Atlanta! In early November, Atlanta CEO Council hosted 3 powerful thought leaders in AI and Machine Learning: David Bach, MD Founder and President of Optios, Rob Toews, VC at Highland Capital Partners ; and Michael Rosenberg, CEO of Medicom Technologies Inc. With Rob running a $4B fund, David closing a bridge round, and Michael preparing to launch their […]

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Fundraising and Scaling Through the Pandemic

Earlier in October, Atlanta CEO Council hosted 2 amazing founder CEOs: Allison Robinson at The Mom Project in Chicago & Shaan Hathiramani 👋🏽 at Flockjay in San Francisco. A few of the conversation highlights included: 🌟Close to $50mm 💵 collectively raised during the pandemic 🌟Prioritizing VCs and your dream 💭 cap table 🌟Importance of the Atlanta entrepreneurial ecosystem 🙌🏿 Many thanks 🙏🏿 to ACEO Founding […]

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Connectivity in the Age of COVID-19

How did the pandemic accelerate an Atlanta company’s sale to Uber? How did Waffle House, Inc. and Jimmy Kimmel help an Atlanta company scale? CEOs from Routematch, Roadie and ParkMobile, LLC talk about startup origins, social justice, acquisitions and much much more in this fun, experienced filled article. Thanks Pepper Harward, Marc Gorlin and Jon Ziglar. And SUPER thanks to Heather Hughes for her amazing contributions to a brilliant […]

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