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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Winner of 2018 InVenture at Georgia Tech Announced

Industry: Other
Focus: Education/STEM
Type: Education/Institution
Location: Midtown Atlanta

On Wednesday night, six teams went head to head for Georgia Tech’s 2018 InVenture prize; this annual competition fosters creativity, invention & entrepreneurship as students create devices that make our lives safer or more efficient. Kolby Hanley, materials science and engineering major, won Georgia Tech’s InVenture Prize for a first-of-its-kind aiming device for competitive …

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The Search for Life in the Solar System

Industry: Other
Focus: Education/STEM
Type: Education/Institution
Location: Midtown Atlanta

Scientists are getting ready to take giant leaps in their search for life in our solar system, and Georgia Tech researchers are playing key roles in that momentous journey. Read more here: http://www.news.gatech.edu/2017/02/22/search-life-solar-system

Micro C announces successful early-seed round capital raise

Industry: Other
Focus: Funding/Investment
Type: Education/Institution
Location: Savannah/Coastal Georgia

Micro C, a Savannah-based medical device startup founded by a Georgia Tech graduate, said it successfully raised $260,000 in its early-seed funding round. Micro C, one of the Advanced Technology Development Center’s ATDC Accelerate startup portfolio companies, developed an all-in-one, hand-held X-ray and digital camera for surgeons and physicians treating …

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TAG Radio: Bytes for Bites in Full Swing

Industry: Communication Services
Focus: Funding/Investment
Type: Education/Institution
Location: Statewide

Sarah Jackson, manager of corporate partnerships at Georgia Food Bank Association, dishes on the 2nd annual Bytes for Bites food drive competition.

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How to Raise Millions Outside of Silicon Valley

Industry: Financial Technology
Focus: Funding/Investment
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Greater Atlanta

Cardlytics founders Lynne Laube and Scott Grimes share the secrets to raising millions in VC funding outside of Silicon Valley.

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IOTGA: Venture Capitalists Invest in IoT

Industry: Communication Services
Focus: Funding/Investment
Type: Business Enterprise

  According to PitchBook, investors see a great deal of value behind the Internet of Things: Since the beginning of 2012, 920 VC investors have participated in at least one of 674 deals for US-based IoT companies, according to the PitchBook Platform. Roughly 48% of the capital has gone to …

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Rental Landscape Undergoing Major Disruption

Industry: Logistics Technology
Focus: Funding/Investment
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Cobb

Airbnb is once again causing seismic shifts in the rental and hospitality game, one peaceful takeover at a time. The company in recent weeks has acquired adtech platform AdBasis, U.K. accessibity home-rental database Accomable, and social payments startup Tilt, enabling it to engage the latest interactive marketing, accessibility, and financial services technology to …

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Finance Roundtable: Preparing Your Exit Strategy

Industry: Financial Technology
Focus: Funding/Investment
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Greater Atlanta

On February 9, Cresa Atlanta and CPA firm Habif, Arogeti & Wynne (HA&W), LLP hosted a round table discussion of “exit strategies”—how business owners can prepare their businesses for eventual sale. Three speakers—Stephen Sonenshine, partner, transaction advisory services at BDO; Don Bravaldo, CPA and managing partner at Bravaldo Capital Advisors; …

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Enhancing Private Equity Manager Selection

Industry: Big Data/Mission Critical Services
Focus: Funding/Investment
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Greater Atlanta

The importance of selecting top quartile private equity funds has never been more clear – there is a significant cost of not being in these funds and historically those below the top quartile have not materially outperformed public markets. eVestment  has released an award-winning whitepaper that explores the research and data …

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Augusta’s local startup puzzle is coming together

Industry: Other
Focus: Funding/Investment
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Greater Augusta

AUGUSTA, GA– November 21, 2016–The Greater Augusta area is home to a large variety of technology and “tech-enabled” companies in the Richmond, Burke, Columbia, McDuffie, and other surrounding counties that make up the region. Now a massive new infusion of high-tech professionals drawn to Fort Gordon’s growing cybersecurity operations is …

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Why Atlanta Ranks so High for Amazon HQ2

Industry: Logistics Technology
Focus: Funding/Investment
Type: Business Enterprise
Location: Greater Atlanta

Amazon recently announced its top 20 candidates for its second North American headquarters, a move representing multi-billion dollar investment into the selected metro’s economy–$5 billion in construction and up to 50,000 jobs. Lisa Calhoun, general partner at Valor Ventures, spoke with some of Atlanta’s tech community superstars to gain insight …

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