Dan Yates shares tips for starting, growing and selling a company

October 14, 2016, No comments

Dan Yates, CEO and founder of Opower, has had incredible success in his entrepreneurial pursuits. Dan has twice founded successful companies that he has grown and eventually sold to large, globally-recognized companies. Dan’s first company was an educational software company called Edusoft, which he grew and sold to Houghton Mifflin, one of the world’s largest K-12 education content and servic ...


Video: Ross Dunlap on the Science Behind Ceres Nanosciences

October 7, 2016, No comments

An aging population, an increase in Americans that are covered by health insurance thanks to Obamacare and a wide-reaching effort to curtail and control the cost of care, while making Americans healthier and preventing disease – all of these trends are converging to make healthcare technology, life sciences and biotechnology hot industries. One of the local companies that is benefiting from this ...


Video: John Higginbotham on the cybersecurity challenges facing enterprises today

September 29, 2016, No comments

Cybersecurity remains one of the hottest technologies and industry sectors for growth and investment. And it’s obvious why. All you have to do is turn on your television or read the latest articles on Google News and you’ll be inundated with stories about companies being compromised, presidential candidates and political organizations being hacked and citizen information getting exposed. One o ...


Dan Yates to discuss the growth and sale of Opower

September 22, 2016, No comments

It’s rare to find an individual that has founded a company, grown it to be extremely successful and then sold it at an incredible valuation. It’s even more rare to find an individual that has done it twice. However, that’s just what the speaker at this month’s ACG National Capital Monthly Meeting has accomplished. Dan Yates is the Founder and CEO of Opower, the leading customer engagement ...


VIDEO – Michael Shinn of Atomicorp on responding to cybersecurity breaches in a shifting threat landscape

September 16, 2016, No comments

Earlier this year, ACG National Capital sponsored their annual Mid-Atlantic Growth Conference, an event featuring the top minds in business and corporate growth, coming together to discuss best practices, network and evaluate growth trends across the multiple industries comprising the DC Metro area’s business community. One of the many different panel discussions, side sessions and presentations ...


Buyers beware! Four common deal killers

September 7, 2016, No comments

This article was contributed by Aaron Ghais, a deal lawyer at Shulman Rogers that has helped his clients buy, sell, and finance businesses, and has closed over 350 deals worth over $2.5 billion in the past 20 years. Buying another company requires a big commitment and should not be undertaken lightly.  As the Buyer, you’ll need to line up financing, put together a deal team and pay their pro ...


Capital for Children provides partnerships with the power to drive change – an interview with Ken Doyle

September 1, 2016, No comments

Each September, ACG National Capital and its membership welcome the slight decrease in temperature and increasingly mild weather with their Annual Golf Event. The event brings together chapter members, leadership and sponsors for a day of sport, networking, fun and charity. The charity that benefits from this event – and has benefited from it for the past four years – is called Capital for Chi ...


Aronson report shows federal IT spending priorities drive deal activity in Q2 2016

August 23, 2016, No comments

According to a study released by Aronson Capital Partners, the second quarter of 2016 saw significant investment and deal activity in the region’s IT and technology markets – specifically in the areas of cybersecurity and big data. Due to the area’s large concentration of government contractors and companies that sell to the federal government, it’s not surprising that much of this gro ...