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We are a software development & startup studio helping to build great technology companies in the Southeast.

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We can’t believe January is half-way over already! Our 2018 is off to a busy start, but we’re never too busy to build something magical with our partners. 
If your New Year’s resolutions involve building a new mobile app or your tech startup’s MVP, contact us to learn how we can make some magic happen together!
Just like your car needs regular tuneups to keep it running smoothly, every piece of software needs maintenance to ensure optimal performance. Smart developers (like our team of LookFarians!) will know how to structure the early build to keep maintenance costs manageable.

We’ve shared what to expect, including how to understand and estimate the costs of software maintenance, on our blog. Click the link in our profile to learn more!
It’s the beginning of a new year, which means application season for startup accelerators, fellowships, and pitch competitions. Whether you’re looking for help developing your big idea or you’re seeking funding to take it to the next level, there are plenty of opportunities for Southern startups. 
Our latest Southern Startup Report (link in profile!) has a list of upcoming events & deadlines, including programs from our friends at @camelbackventures, @divincatx, @venturecenter, @capitalfactory, @nolabusinessalliance, and @gopropeller.
"I wish I knew then that a good idea without proper execution is like a new car without a steering wheel. It looks good but it won’t take you anywhere." ~ Malick Djiba, @divincatx accelerator alumni and Co-Founder of @drivevoya, a platform focused on reducing distracted driving by rewarding drivers for staying off the phone on the road. "What I wish I knew then..." is a new feature in our twice-monthly Southern Startup Report newsletter. Click the link in our bio to subscribe and read the current issue.
Is 2018 off to a rocky start for Southern #startups?

Based on recent rounds raised by @zlienit, @wpengine, @trendkite, MemberSuite, @passporthq & Clinical Ink that certainly doesn’t seem to be the case.

Read all about the latest funding rounds and tech startup news in our latest Southern Startup Report! Plus, @drivevoya co-founder Malick Djiba shares an entrepreneurial lesson learned in our "What I Wish I Knew Then…” series. The link to read it & subscribe is in our profile.
To say that these two were deserving of a holiday break is an understatement after their respective performances at the office during October & November!! Mallory is super-human in her ability to execute creatively and diligently, and this was clearly demonstrated in her execution of the Ada Lovelace Awards in October. Michael is like an energizer bunny that writes code until his batteries burn out, and he happens to also have the patience and enthusiasm to regularly help our younger engineers work through problems or learn new tools. Congrats to these 2 Badass LookFarians!! 👏🏼💪🏼🎉
Here in New Orleans, the start of a new year means Mardi Gras and festival season is right around the corner. Our favorite festival is New Orleans Entrepreneur Week. 
Leading up to @hellonoew in 2017, we worked with @ideavillage to redesign their website and implement new 3rd party integrations that would streamline their event planning and execution process. Our team tackled the project, which included a complete brand and user experience overhaul optimized for mobile. 
As the new year kicks off, we’re looking forward to working with them again, gearing up for #NOEW2018, March 21-23!
From our team to yours… Wishing you a festive & happy holiday season!
Ergonomic? What’s that? 💻 
Everyone has a unique way of working, but @butterpunk’s coding style might take the cake. 🍰
Southern startups brought in more than $4 billion in venture capital this year, with plenty of recent rounds in the last 2 weeks, including the big news out of Birmingham: the acquisition of @shiptgroceries by @target.

Want to stay on top of the latest tech news? Our Southern Startup Report is a twice-monthly, curated newsletter covering the latest tech startup happenings in the American Southeast. Read the latest edition and subscribe via the link in our profile!
"Something that I wish I knew when I started my tech startup was the importance of building great relationships and expanding my network outside of where I'm based early on. It could be one-on-one connections or just following industry leaders on Twitter. Whether it be a great book suggestion on inbound sales or information about a new fund, I've gained a ton of knowledge by connecting, meeting and networking with tech founders, VC's and others across the country." ~ @sevetriwilson, #AdaAwards17 winner and founder of @sgicares & @exemptmenow

We're looking for "What I wish I knew then..." quotes from startup founders for upcoming editions of our Southern Startup Report. Tell us, what do YOU wish you knew when you were just starting your company?
On Thursdays we play Ms. Pac-Man. #bestplacestowork
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