MMM Partner John Yates Leads Fireside Chat: Driving Changes Behind The World Of Work

June 5th, 2017
MMM Tech Perspectives

“Trying to create the future is like trying to drive down a country road with your headlights off, looking backwards.”

Alex Outwater, senior director of private marketing, big data and analytics at ADP, quoted educator Peter Drucker to open the latest Work Futures Forum.

Orchestrated by Professor of Information Systems & Operations Management Benn Konsynski, the forum, broken into a fireside chat and a panel discussion, focused on the future of work and technologies that help payment systems serve a new mobile

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Prediction #5: “Southeast Tech leaders to organize a blockbuster regional tech conference”

By John Yates & David Calhoun / Corporate Technology Group – Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

We’ve just completed a strong year for technology companies in the Southeast – with the wind at our backs moving into 2017. It’s realistic to predict another very strong year for technology entrepreneurs in Atlanta and the Southeast. In light of MMM’s deep involvement in the Southeastern tech community, we’re sharing with you a series of predictions for 2017.

Here is the final prediction of our Top 5 Predictions in 2017 for the Atlanta/Southeast Technology Community:

Prediction #5: Southeast Tech leaders to organize a blockbuster regional tech conference

2017 is the

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Prediction #4: “Atlanta positioning to become global blockchain capital”

By John Yates & David Calhoun / Corporate Technology Group – Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

We’ve just completed a strong year for technology companies in the Southeast – with the wind at our backs moving into 2017. It’s realistic to predict another very strong year for technology entrepreneurs in Atlanta and the Southeast. In light of MMM’s deep involvement in the Southeastern tech community, we’re sharing with you a series of predictions for 2017.

Here is the fourth of our Top 5 Predictions in 2017 for the Atlanta/Southeast Technology Community:

Prediction #4: Atlanta positioning to become global blockchain capital

In 2017, a bright spot for

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Prediction #3: “VC Investment to remain sluggish – with a positive twist”

By John Yates & David Calhoun / Corporate Technology Group – Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

We’ve just completed a strong year for technology companies in the Southeast – with the wind at our backs moving into 2017. It’s realistic to predict another very strong year for technology entrepreneurs in Atlanta and the Southeast. In light of MMM’s deep involvement in the Southeastern tech community, we’re sharing with you a series of predictions for 2017.

Here is the third of our Top 5 Predictions in 2017 for the Atlanta/Southeast Technology Community:

Prediction #3: VC Investment to remain sluggish – with a positive twist

In contrast to

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Prediction #2 of 5: “Private Equity Investing will be vibrant in the Southeast”

By John Yates & David Calhoun / Corporate Technology Group – Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

We’ve just completed a strong year for technology companies in the Southeast with the wind at our backs moving into 2017. Our law firm closed more than 50 tech M&A and growth equity/venture capital financings in the last 12 months, so we’ve witnessed a number of entrepreneurial successes in 2016.

Optimistic 2017 for Atlanta/SE Tech — Heading into the new year, the unknowns are greater than ever, but if the momentum continues, it’s realistic to predict another very strong year for technology entrepreneurs in Atlanta and

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Top 5 Predictions for 2017 – Atlanta/Southeast Technology – #1

January 11th, 2017
MMM Tech Perspectives

By John Yates & David Calhoun / Corporate Technology Group – Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

We’ve just completed a strong year for technology companies in the Southeast with the wind at our backs moving into 2017. Our law firm closed more than 50 tech M&A and growth equity/venture capital financings in the last 12 months, so we’ve witnessed a number of entrepreneurial successes in 2016.

Optimistic 2017 for Atlanta/SE Tech — Heading into the new year, the unknowns are greater than ever, but if the momentum continues, it’s realistic to predict another very strong year for technology entrepreneurs in Atlanta and

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Georgia vs. Florida – The Game of VC Financing

December 29th, 2016
MMM Tech Perspectives

Georgia vs. Florida – The Game of VC Financing

 

The Georgia vs. Florida football game is a traditional rivalry for football dominance in the Southeast. In honor of the upcoming game, let’s explore how these two states compare in creating an environment for entrepreneurs to raise venture capital.

1. Florida is one of the most populous states in the U.S. (fourth in the nation) but is lagging in venture capital investment. Q2 2014 saw 13 deals with investments around $112.9 million (a drop from Q2

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