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#StartupYall LookFar is a software development studio helping to build startups in the Southeast.
Producers of Ada Awards, celebrating #WomenInTech

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“When you start a business, you think about the limitless opportunities of the connected world in 2018. We went too wide early on and our message did not resonate with anyone. We thought every business could be our customer. I wish we would have niched down until it hurt. One product, to one target customer, in one vertical market, until we gained enough traction to add on. No regrets but that is how we will do it next time.” — Thanks to Matt Vaadi, CEO of ERG Payroll & HR, for providing his “What I Wish I Knew Then” wisdom for the latest edition of the Southern Startup Report. 
Read about recent funding rounds, new accelerator programs, a $210M acquisition, and a $25M early-stage venture capital fund for startups in one Southern state. The link is in our profile!
A $4.9 billion acquisition, $50 million in equity funding, and a new fund for early stage, female entrepreneurs. It’s all in our latest Southern Startup Report. 
Twice a month, we curate the top #techstartup news from across the Southeastern U.S. Click the link in our profile to read the latest and sign up to get the SSR delivered direct to your email inbox. 📲📩
A $2 BILLION cash acquisition of one Southern tech company? It’s just one of the ways that startups are changing the South. Read more in our latest Southern Startup Report! (The link is in our profile.)
“In the startup universe, there is no such thing as perfect.

I’m an attorney; law is a precise art, and that is the mindset I brought to GotSpot. I spent months trying to get everything on the platform just right before it hit me that building a startup is all about continuous improvement — “just right” doesn’t exist. So I stopped asking “is this exactly how I want it?” and started asking “is it getting better with each iteration?” That’s my new metric for success.” ~ Reda M. Hicks, Co-Founder and CEO of @gotspotinc, Houston, TX

Reda is the latest Southern #startup founder to be featured in our twice-monthly Southern Startup Report! Read the latest edition for tech startup news from across the Southeastern United States, along with recent funding rounds, upcoming pitch competition & accelerator deadlines, and upcoming startup events. The link is in our profile!
How can we create an environment in which #startups can grow and thrive across the Southeastern U.S.? Read the latest #TechStartup news in our Southern #Startup Report (link in profile!) & share your thoughts with us!
The team that eats 🍕together stays together! Thanks @pizzadelicious! 📸 by @chloe_michal
#StartupYall Every couple of weeks we put together this round-up of the latest tech & startup news from across the Southeast. There's a lot of big news to celebrate in our latest Southern Startup Report, including exciting news from @riseofrest @waitrapp @evopayments @cspire @caribu @launchtn & @tampabaywave.

Read the latest SSR & subscribe to get it delivered direct to your inbox via the link in our profile!
We’re looking forward to @Adobe’s #UXdesign #CreativeJam this Thursday 5/24 at @thechicory in New Orleans! 
We can't wait to see what the designers come up with & connect with fellow #NOLAtech #creatives. Our VP of Product Management, Christopher Homberg will be one of the judges.
🥂 Cheers to our most recent Badass LookFarians! As Interactive Designer and Frontend Developer, V keeps the software we build looking on point. 👌 As Lead QA Engineer, Eric ensures that our products function as intended and that users will get an amazing experience! 💯 
Eric recently wrote a post for our blog about how well-defined user stories and acceptance criteria not only save our team a lot of time during the software development process, but how they can save a lot of money and prevent headaches for the startup founders we work with. Check it out via the link in our profile!
A new $50M @kochindustriesinc backed #venturecapital fund, a @wearegreensky IPO and a $44M Series A for @doshapp. Between big news like this, and the big wins by @hellomixtroz, @livenickson and @soundwaysaudio at the recent @riseofrest pitch competitions in Birmingham, Dallas, and Memphis, we’re excited about the current state of Southern #startups! 
To read our latest edition of the Southern Startup Report and learn more about how the underdogs are winning across the South, head to the link in our profile! #StartupYall
Work hard, play harder. Our team is taking the afternoon off to enjoy Jazz Fest. We love our hometown of New Orleans! #StartupYall
As #CollisionConf wraps up, we’re thinking back on all of the incredible startup founders and technologists we’ve met over the past few days. 
Our very own Lead Developer, Michael Arnold, showed off his tool, AppPile, in the Alpha area. We spent some time in @bookingcom’s Women in Tech lounge and connected with so many impressive #womenintech. (Stayed tuned, as we’ll open up nominations for our Ada Lovelace Awards - honoring Gulf South women in tech - later this summer.) And, of course, we passed out bookmarks and spread the word about our Southern Startup Report, the 2x monthly newsletter that brings together the latest news, funding rounds and events related to tech startups in the southeastern U.S. 
If we met you at Collision, please stay in touch! If we missed you, please reach out! We love building software for #startups, but more importantly, we love seeing the startup ecosystem in this region grow. Collision’s time in New Orleans may be coming to an end, but we’ve only just begun. #StartupYall