Angel Investing and the Business of Libraries

In the guest chair:

Charlie Bennett

Charlie Bennett & Dana Barrett

Charlie Bennett, WREK Atlanta host and Georgia Tech librarian, joined Dana live in studio this morning to chat radio and what it’s like being ‘lost in the stacks.’ StartUp Angles Founder and CEO, Leslie Jump joined the show via phone to give details on this year’s Angel Summit USA in Chattanooga, TN.

Lost in the Stacks on WREK Atlanta, first broadcast in January 2010, is the “one-and-only Research-Library Rock’n’Roll show.” Ameet Doshi and Charlie Bennett from the Georgia Tech Library pick a theme and free-associate an hour of music, interviews, and library talk every Friday for lunch. You’ll hear indie rock, pop rock, alt rock, New Wave, and the occasional musical oddity in between interviews with students, faculty, and librarians.

StartUp Angles’ mission is to make it possible for entrepreneurs to start and scale businesses anywhere, by increasing the number of investors and the amount of capital available in startup communities across the US and around the globe. They’ve built a platform where new angels discover startup investing, expert investors discover startup markets, and everyone can invest whether that’s time, talents, networks, or capital. 

In the headlines:

  • Some of the most popular Chinese names in Apple’s App Store were found to be infected with malicious software in what is being described as a first-of-its-kind security breach, exposing a rare vulnerability in Apple’s mobile platform, according to multiple researchers.
  • The grocery chain A&P was up to no good before filing for bankruptcy in July. The company paid out $9.4 million in bonuses and other extra payments to insiders in the 12 months before filing. They haven’t publicly named the recipients in court filings.
  • Sprint CEO, Marcelo Claure has made a bold statement: By 2017, its network will perform better than Verizon, AT&T or T-Mobile.
  • The IRS says Coca-Cola owes $3.3 billion in taxes. The IRS is saying that the five-year audit found “a transfer pricing matter involving the appropriate amount of taxable income the company should report in the US in connection with foreign licensees…” To put the $3.3 billion claim in perspective, Coca-Cola’s second-quarter 2015 profit was $3.1 billion. Its profit for all of 2014 was $7.1 billion. Coca-Cola said the assessments are without merit and it plans to “pursue all administrative and judicial remedies necessary to resolve this matter.”
  • AirWatch is planning a major expansion in Atlanta… a move that would create more than 300 jobs according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. AirWatch helps businesses manage, monitor and secure employee cellphones, tablet computers and other mobile devices. AirWatch’s software can remotely enable and disable applications, securely connect mobile devices to a company’s IT infrastructure and wipe out data if a device is lost or stolen. VMware acquired AirWatch for $1.54 billion in January 2014.

Other stuff:

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