Founders Hosts 4th Annual SaaS and Internet Summit

2016 Founders Silicon Y'all SaaS & Internet SummitBy: Zane Tarence

From October 3rd – 5th, Founders held its annual SaaS and Internet Summit at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort outside of Atlanta, Georgia.  The Founders team hosted more than fifty CEOs and leaders of top SaaS and Internet companies and eleven prominent technology-focused private equity and venture capital groups to share best practices and engage in strategic discussions about growth, value and current industry trends.

The content was highly crowdsourced and enabled participants to hear from both seasoned technology CEOs as well as investors who represent hundreds of SaaS and Internet portfolio companies.  Some of the topics covered during the two and a half days included how to select (and execute) the right acquisition strategy, the power of incentives, lessons from scaling a growing company, hiring best practices, and emerging debt options for technology businesses.

Participants also enjoyed authentic Southern hospitality and cuisine in the heart of the Deep South.  Chateau Elan provided attendees a luxury getaway where they could relax at its full service European spa, golf on a championship course, indulge at its award-winning winery, test their clay-shooting skills, and roll up their sleeves for a cooking lesson in the Viking Culinary Studio kitchen.

Founders’ team looks forward to the Fifth Annual SaaS and Internet Summit in 2017 and again hosting innovative leaders and investors in the technology space.  For more information on the event, and to express interest in attending the event in 2017, please reach out to Chris Weingartner ( or Brad Johnson (

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Founders Investment Banking (Founders) is a merger, acquisition & strategic advisory firm serving middle-market companies. Founders’ focus is on oil and gas, SaaS/software, industrials, internet, digital media and industrial technology companies located nationwide, as well as companies based in the Southeast across a variety of industries. Founders’ skilled professionals, proven expertise and process-based solutions help companies access growth capital, make acquisitions, and/or prepare for and execute liquidity events to achieve specific financial goals. In order to provide securities-related services discussed herein, certain principals of Founders are licensed with M&A Securities Group, Inc. or Founders M&A Advisory, LLC, both members FINRA & SiPC. M&A Securities Group and Founders are unaffiliated entities. Founders M&A Advisory is a wholly owned subsidiary of Founders. For more information, visit