Venture Atlanta is the region’s largest venture conference gathering together more than 1,000 entrepreneurs, investors, leaders and students for a high-caliber, 2-day conference. They began 14 years ago with one mission – to connect companies to capital. Today, this mission has expanded beyond monetary capital to connect startups with the resources, network, clients, partnerships, and talent they need to grow. Venture Atlanta has played an important role in the tech ecosystem of the South and is proud to be a part of so many success stories in the community.
Starting in 2007 with a couple hundred attendees and only 20 funds, Venture Atlanta now welcomes more than 1,200 annual attendees and 220 funds, many of which come from out of state. Their network and events have led to $4.7 billion in funding raised and $14 billion in successful exits. It takes a village to make an event as exceptional as Venture Atlanta a reality. Their incredible team of leaders and visionaries work throughout the year to recruit the best companies, investors and sponsors to bring the event to life. In addition to chairing this year’s event, Vice President Peter Franconi and Senior Associate Connor Winn have been placed on the 2021 selection committee, highlighting the region’s top entrepreneurial talent.