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EXCLUSIVE: THE Recipe for Attracting Silicon Valley Funding

Yates DeskJohn Yates recently returned from Silicon Valley and asked VCs for their thoughts on its myths, how to secure funding, and Atlanta. Read more here.

July 20th, 2015 | Posted in A/V,Pictures,Venture Capital,Yates Perspectives | Read More »

Top 5 Takeaways from Momentum 2015

aderant-thinktank-jyatesCongratulations to Aderant on a successful Momentum Conference 2015! I’d like to reflect on several highlights and key takeaways from the event.

May 11th, 2015 | Posted in A/V,Pictures,Yates Perspectives | Read More »

Five Predictions for 2015 / Tech Investing in Atlanta: Southern Style

Venture capitalists and private equity firms will target the South in the new year, and here are five predictions for tech growth – Southern Style!

January 9th, 2015 | Posted in Yates Perspectives | Read More »

Three Ways to Build a Better Contact Database


As technology has advanced, so have the tools available to lawyers in the area of contact management—the art of maintaining and managing information on contacts, clients and prospects. The challenge for the lawyer in the digital (paperless) age is to …

December 15th, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized,Yates Media | Read More »

’99 vs. ’14 | An on the Field Perspective

For every fledgling startup I come across is another that has just secured venture funding, expanded their workforce exponentially, or landed a major partner. Amid the chest bumps and high fives there has been rumblings of “this seems is too good to last” and “are we headed for a bust?”

October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Entrepreneurial Info,Yates Media | Read More »

Georgia vs. Florida – The Game of VC Financing

Georgia Bulldogs vs. Florida GatorsThe 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.

October 29th, 2014 | Posted in Pictures,Yates Perspectives | Read More »

5 Key Takeaways from Venture Atlanta 2014

This year’s Venture Atlanta conference once again brought together the most exciting startups and investors from Atlanta and the region.

October 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Events & Associations,Yates Perspectives | Read More »

Silicon Valley Journal – 30th Anniversary

Silicon Valley JournalJohn Yates shares his insights on how Silicon Valley has changed, how Atlanta has been impacted by the Valley and how technology has evolved in his 30 years of transporting tech knowledge and contacts from the Bay Area to the Southeast.

February 25th, 2014 | Posted in Pictures,Uncategorized,Yates Perspectives | Read More »

2014 Predictions for Atlanta Tech

MMM attorneys John Yates and Jason Cummings predict what could be on the tech horizon for 2014.

January 6th, 2014 | Posted in Yates Perspectives | Read More »

Build Your Network, Find Connections

Used effectively, a CRM can become an invaluable tool in your business development activities.

October 18th, 2013 | Posted in Yates Perspectives | Read More »