XOi – Bringing AI to the Field

Technologist and VC Kai-Fu Lee has called AI the ‘singular thing that will be larger than all of human tech revolutions added together’ and said AI will probably replace 50% of human jobs. It’s appropriate to be concerned about how we manage the significant disruption AI will bring, but AI has enormous potential to accelerate businesses and elevate the human condition. <... Read more

State of VC – Southeast Spotlight

Executive Summary

Venture capital in the U.S. continues to flow at historically high levels, largely driven by later stage deals, with total invested capital on pace through August for an all-time record in both the Southeast ($4.2B) and nationally ($70B). Exits have declined moderately, primarily due to lower corporate M&A activity, though the Southeast received a significant bump from PetSmart’s $3.4B acquisition of Chewy. The bright spot of exit ac... Read more

Catching a (Permanent) Tax Break

As part of a sweeping, 887-page tax bill passed by Congress on December 18, risk-taking entrepreneurs and investors who create jobs through building businesses will now be rewarded for their efforts with lessened tax burdens.  (more…)