Another terrific week for the Atlanta startup community is once again coming to a close. Every week of Connected Awesomeness makes us stronger. Here’s a look at what went down.
- The Arthur Blank Foundation has thrown its support behind a new crowdfunding startup headquartered in Atlanta. From the Atlanta Business Chronicle, “The Atlanta-based startup [Uruut] (pronounced You-Root) allows individuals, companies and foundations to invest in municipalities, nonprofits and civic groups seeking capital for specific projects.” Read more.
- EMN8 Inc. recently acquired the Atlanta-based startup, Snapfinger, for a cool $50 million just before the holiday. Snapfinger allows you to easily order from your favorite restaurants in your area. Pretty cool right? Learn more about the acquisition here.
- Our friend Stephen Fleming (@StephenFleming) over at Academic VC wrote this post on “Startups for Grownups”, which we think deserves a counterpoint and vigorous debate. Look for more to come next week.
- The Ford Foundation recently revved up its support for the Atlanta startup community. Invest Atlanta has received two grants, $150,000 from the Ford foundation and another $50,000 from the City of Atlanta’s Community Development Block Grant Program. A big congratulations to Invest Atlanta – you can read more here.
So much is always going on and we’re looking for your news – just shoot us an email and us know what stories you see happening in the tech startup community in Atlanta.