Atlanta Ventures invests in technology companies that put culture first, provide a great service, and love what they do.
Pardot (exited in 2012)
Pardot offers a software-as-a-service marketing automation application that allows marketing and sales departments to create, deploy, and manage online marketing campaigns that increase revenue and maximize efficiency.
Hannon Hill Corporation
Hannon Hill Corporation develops web content management solutions that make it easy for everyday people to manage organizational web content.
Bringing technology, trust, and transparency to the homebuying process.
SalesLoft seeks to create the world’s most sophisticated sales information automation software.
Kevy makes it fast and simple to integrate and sync your cloud apps so you can focus more time on your core business.
Rigor enables you to run faster and more reliable applications with web and mobile performance monitoring.
Create a culture of competition where sales reps perform their best.
GetNotes summarizes your meetings into short summaries so you never have to take notes again. Part of the Atlanta Ventures Accelerator program.
Empowering IT teams to better plan, collaborate, and execute projects with success. Part of the Atlanta Ventures Accelerator program.
Beautiful email marketing for Gmail.
Actively Learn is a free online e-reader that empowers teachers to reach students inside a digital text.
Dragon Army Apps
Dragon Army is a mobile app studio focused on mobile games and applications
Atlanta Tech Village
Atlanta Tech Village's mission is to support and inspire entrepreneurs to achieve success through a community that promotes faster connections between talent, ideas and capital.
Atlanta Ventures Accelerator
In Partnership with Buckhead Investment Partners Early Stage Fund
The Atlanta Ventures Accelerator (AVA) is a peer and mentor driven, non-cohort based, year-round program for Atlanta-based tech startups that maximizes leverage of all resources of the Atlanta Tech Village.This includes community, mentor network introductions, coworking space, educational programs, peer huddles and events, and access to top experts in all things tech startup. Acceptance to the program is year-round and unscheduled. Startups receive $20,000 from Atlanta Ventures plus (at the company's option), a $100,000 investment from Buckhead Investment Partners (BIP) Early Stage fund. Both Atlanta Ventures and BIP are open to participating in the seed round as well, but our participation isn't part of the guaranteed benefits.
Ideal candidate startups:
2 or more co-founders all co-founders are committed full-time have raised close-to-zero capital scalable technology with capital efficient model in-house technical talent OR have identified tech lead and agreed on how to hire based in, or will relocate to Atlanta indefinitely domain expertise in the field of the startup clearly defined business model either have or are very close to having an MVP well into the search for a product / market fit and are ready to build a customer acquisition machine (startups that are at the end of stage one/beginning of stage two are ideal candidates)
From Accelerator term sheet to seed round is expected to be 4-9 months
In addition to the $120k in funding, startups receive:
Relationships and Network Access 50+ mentor introductions for 1 on 1 meetings Investor introductions for feedback and guidance Product feedback to potential enterprise customers Entrepreneurial mentors Access to Village intern programs for recruiting Monthly peer lunches and quarterly outings for founder through our Village Verified program StartupLounge and other mentor programs under the same roof Rhythm & Accountability Peer groups for lead technical, marketing, and sales Monthly deep dive lunches Weekly check-in meetings with AVA leadership team One page strategic plan (OPSP) coaching Monthly advisor meetings and goal tracking Village Show and Tell events to demo features and progress Benefits of Being in Atlanta Tech Village A cluster of reserved desks in the heart of Buckhead $3,000 fee credit towards member dues Shared, reservable conference room facilities 250 seated capacity event facility for receptions, training events Parking included for each accelerator co-founder Priority preference to expanding into suites and offices Stocked break room (beer, coffee, snacks, RedBull, sodas) Startup Chowdown every Friday Education Weekly Members Only Village Workshop programs Startup Chowdown - every Friday in the Village Office hours from Village Mentors - Legal, accounting, HR, strategic, marketing, social media, SEO, SEM, sales process planning, operational efficiencies, fundraising, and more. Access to Atlanta Ventures staff accounting Pitch Practice every Friday Participation and Structure Options Timeline of the program is intentionally unstructured compared to other accelerators, but the program length is generally 3-4 months Each company is responsible for leveraging the resources available, including accountability programs Experience of each company will vary, but all will be focused on the single end result of raising a seed round and accelerating growth.
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Atlanta Student Fund
Atlanta Ventures is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs succeed and our student fund is one of the ways we're accomplishing that goal. Here are some of the FAQs regarding our Atlanta Student Fund (ASF):
What does the Atlanta Student Fund offer?
The Atlanta Student Fund offers Georgia Tech students with startups an investment in the range of $5,000 to $10,000 to give these companies a little financial push that can help them get to the next level.
What does the Atlanta Student Fund get in return for their investment?
Our investment turns into 3% equity of the company when the company raises an additional round of financing of $100,000 or more.
Do the founders of the startup have to be Georgia Tech students?
We’d like at least one founder of the company to be a Georgia Tech student. If you are a non Georgia Tech student with a company, please reach out to Lindsay or Ben about other opportunities.
Do the founders of the startup have to stay in school after they receive the investment?
Our unofficial motto is “be cool, stay in school.” We’d love to see the founder(s) finish school and build an awesome company at the same time.
Do you have to be an official LLC or Corporation to receive the investment?
No. If you have a startup but don’t have an official legal entity formed yet, we form an official Georgia limited liability company for you. The investment isn’t large enough for you to spend your investment money on legal fees, therefore we will take care of the basic legal/formation work for you.
What if I don’t understand the crazy legal terms in the official investment documents?
We totally understand. We will provide an “plain language” term sheet that will help explain the details of the investment in simple terms. More importantly, we can connect you with a partner from a huge law firm, DLA Piper, who has offered to answer your questions and offer free advice during this initial investment stage.
Is there potential for follow up investing?
Yes. The fund limit was set with the intention of making follow up investments in companies that we see fit.
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Who We Are
David is a native of Tallahassee, FL, but is now a proud Atlantan. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Duke University, where he embarked on many entrepreneurial ventures. He bootstrapped his way to success at both Hannon Hill and Pardot, and is currently leading the team at Kevy and Atlanta Tech Village. @davidcummings
Johnson was born on a tractor on a farm outside of Covington, GA and then made his way to the big city to Georgia Tech where he earned a degree in Management. Johnson loves injects energy and great ideas into everything he does, serves as a mentor to tons of Atlanta Tech Village members, and leads the team at Voxa. @johnson_cook
Lindsay was born in Flagstaff, AZ, but is a true ATLien now and forever. Lindsay earned a BS in Sociology and a minor in Creative Writing from Georgia State University. She keeps all of the Atlanta Ventures companies whipped into shape, and runs the Atlanta Ventures Accelerator. @lindsaytrinkle
Ben, another native Atlantan, manages the books for Atlanta Tech Village and Atlanta Ventures, and is a member of the Dream Team. He received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting at the University of Georgia and is currently getting a master’s in professional Accountancy at Georgia State, but his blood runs red and black (GO Dawgs!). @bpwarren24
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