Tagged: acumen brands

John James Looks to Make New Mark With Hayseed

by Marty Cook 8/31/2015 12:00 am

Hayseed, which moved into the Old Post Office building on the downtown Fayetteville square, hopes to raise $6 million to help the next generation of Acumens. James said Hayseed has already partnered with four startups and is consulting a fifth.

Innovate Arkansas Firms Experiencing Success

by Mark Carter 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Since its inception in 2007, Innovate Arkansas has counseled and mentored hundreds of Arkansas tech startups, placing them in position to succeed and create high-paying jobs. With about 85 currently active client companies, IA continues to nurture tech entrepreneurs and help grow the state's budding tech startup ecosystem.

Hayseed Ventures Aiming for $6 Million Investment

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2015 12:00 am

John James, the Acumen Brands founder, is in the process of raising $6 million for his new company, Hayseed Ventures LLC in Fayetteville.

Hayseed Ventures to Take Over Old Post Office Building in Fayetteville Square

by Marty Cook 5/6/2015 10:49 am

Acumen Brands of Fayetteville will move its Country Outfitter flagship store out of the Old Post Office Building in the downtown Fayetteville square.

Kathy Deck: 2015 To Be A Transformative Year for Arkansas Economy

by Marty Cook 1/30/2015 4:41 pm

Arkansas’ economy is clawing back to its pre-recession level, and Kathy Deck believes 2015 will be a year of transition.

Rod Ford's XCelerate Capital Launches Seed-Stage Venture Fund for Tech Startups

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2015 10:48 am

Rod Ford's XCelerate Capital of Little Rock announces the creation of a private, seed-stage venture fund focused on early-stage tech startups across the region.

Acumen’s Goal: To Own the Southern Lifestyle Marketplace

by Marty Cook 3/10/2014 12:00 am

In December, Acumen Brands of Fayetteville announced objectives for 2014 that one company executive called “insane.” The leadership wanted five new programs to keep the company vibrant and growing, among those programs “flash sales” and “Marketplace.”

Acumen Brands, Dillard's Friendly After $15.7M Buyout

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/26/2013 12:00 am

No longer part of the same company, Acumen Brands CEO John James said last week that he still considers the folks at Dillard’s Inc. friends and mentors.

Acumen Brands Delivering New Life To Fayetteville's Old Post Office

by Chris Bahn 8/12/2013 12:00 am

After a $1.5 million deal, Innovate Arkansas firm Acumen Brands of Fayetteville will use the 13,000-SF 102-year-old building as a brick and mortar location for online apparel store Country Outfitter and also offer handbags from Maple & West, which previously existed only as online businesses. Aug. 30 is scheduled as the grand opening.

Acumen Brands of Fayetteville Gets $83M Investment

by Mark Carter 4/4/2013 4:26 pm

Acumen Brands of Fayetteville receives an $83 million investment from New York firm General Atlantic, according to documents filed Thursday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.