Welcome to SL #27! Join us for a great repeat visit with Mitch Free, founder and CEO of MFG.com. A lot has been happening with MFG since Mitch was on over a year ago. MFG facilitated roughly $5B in transactions in the first five years of operation. Now, they’re cranking out $2B in transactions each month. INSANE! Mitch was recently announced as a finalist for Ernst and Young’s 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year. Besides chatting with us about MFG, Atlanta, and his angel investing activities, Mitch broke the news and gave us some insights into next big project. He also answers the questions we all want to know the answers to: is MFG staying in Atlanta? What Atlanta startups is he particularly excited about? Who picks up the tab when he lunches with his repeat investor Jeff Bezos?
The bus takes a break during this show, as Mike dishes out a little love in a “Look Who Gets It” segment. Some great listener emails and a sprinkling of StartupLounge humor round out another great show. Enjoy!
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