Venture Atlanta, Georgia’s largest investor showcase (http://www.ventureatlanta.org) is a forum where Georgia’s top technology innovators have an opportunity to meet top-tier investors from around the country. The event connects local entrepreneurs with venture capitalists, bankers, angel investors and others who can help them raise capital to grow their businesses.
In its second year, the annual non-profit event is co-hosted by three top state business organizations: the Atlanta CEO Council, the Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG).
Venture Atlanta attracts top-tier venture firms from across the U.S., including Silicon Valley, Boston, Washington D.C, North Carolina, Texas, Florida. Participating VC firms include Arcapita Ventures, C&B Capital, Canaan Partners, Council Ventures, Greenhill SAVP, Grotech Ventures, H.I.G. Ventures, IDEA Fund Partners, Intel Capital, Kinetic Ventures, Noro-Moseley Partners, Novak Biddle Venture Partners, Sierra Ventures, SSM Partners, TechOperators, Trident Capital, Total Technology Ventures and Wellington Financial.
Event highlights will include 24 companies to open the event, 22 presenters, and speakers Pete Kight of Fiserv and Jeff Sprecher of IntercontinentalExchange (ICE). Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to network with the entire Atlanta technology community.
According to the National Venture Capital Association (http://www.nvca.org), approximately 90% of venture capital invested in Georgia companies come from out of state. Atlanta is an attractive investment market due to its low operating capital, pool of entrepreneurial talent and young work force.