In the guest chair:
CEO of Voxa, Johnson Cook, joined us in the studio today to talk all things technology and startups.
Voxa is a productivity tool that acts a personal assistant for your #sales team, automating #CRM data entry with seamless integration between email and Salesforce.com
Johnson wears a variety of hats in the Atlanta tech community. In addition to being CEO of Voxa, he is also a co-founder of the Atlanta Tech Village, and investor at Atlanta Ventures, and President of the Entrepreneurs Organization, Atlanta (EO).
“Atlanta mayor, Kasim Reed, calls federal lawsuit over the new Tyler Perry Studio at Fort McPherson ‘total garbage’.”-Dana Barrett
“I’m in a war with my email and it has won.”-Dana Barrett
“We set the goal to be the fastest growing Atlanta startup around when we started under a year ago.”-Johnson Cook
“The tech world has become really product focused but they aren’t really skilled in building a business.”-Johnson Cook
“The money goes where the deals are… it’s very simple.”-Johnson Cook
“Atlanta is easily going to be a top 10 startup city in the next five years.”-Johnson Cook
“It’s all about who you know.”-Dana Barrett
“Raising money is like cliff jumping. You have to run for the edge. You have to commit to it or you’ll hit the rocks.”-Johnson Cook
In the headlines:
- Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says the lawsuit over the Tyler Perry Fort Mac deal is “total garbage”.
- Georgia is the #6 on “The most expensive state to operate a motor vehicle”.
- Amazon is now fighting with both Hachette publishers and Disney – which side are you on – and can you join the fight?
- Some early adopters of a young online banking company got locked out of their bank accounts for 24 hours. Like locked out. Totally. Can’t even use your debit card.
- And a Texas billionaire just made $800 million dollars in one day. Must be nice.
- Join us on the second Monday of every month at 7:30PM for The Dana Barrett Show Business Book Club. Each month we’ll be discussing a different business book over some yummy (complimentary) appetizers at South City Kitchen Vinings. This month’s book is: ESSENTIALISM: THE DISCIPLINED PURSUIT OF LESS by Greg McKeown – and the meeting is Monday September 8th. Everyone is welcome – but we only have room for 20, so register now!