2018 Venture Atlanta Conference: October 16 – 17, Southern Exchange @ 200 Peachtree


Venture Atlanta is an annual conference that creates opportunities for top tier investors to connect with and fund the region’s most promising technology companies.

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This year's Presenting and Showcase companies will be privately announced on 8/23 and publicly announced on 9/20.


Join more than 140 funds at this year’s conference and meet the most innovative companies with remarkable technologies.

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October 16-17, 2018   |   Located at Southern Exchange @ 200 Peachtree


Venture Atlanta gathers together the most innovative companies, disruptive technologies and top tier investors for the region’s leading venture capital conference.

Join more than 900 fellow game-changers as we network with key leaders, hear from the most impressive startups and get inspired by what’s happening in the tech industry.

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Dave DeWalt | 2018

Opening Keynote Speaker

Dave DeWalt is a Silicon Valley icon, having added over $10 billion in shareholder value during his time leading and advising the world's most innovative software companies. He held the role of CEO at FireEye, McAfee, and Documentum during which thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in new revenue were created. He has served as Executive Chairman of the Board of FireEye Inc., Managing Director of AllegisCyber, and Director of numerous other brands including Delta Airlines, ForgeRock, Forescout, and PhantomCyber. Additionally, DeWalt is an advisor to government and corporate leaders on topics such as cybersecurity, technology, and strategy. He is a forward-thinking, impactful leader and a true asset to the innovation community.

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Zach Nelson | 2018

Closing Keynote Speaker

Zach Nelson is the former CEO of NetSuite and one of the most successful software CEOs in Silicon Valley history. During his tenure at NetSuite, the company grew from a start-up with annual sales of $1 million to revenue of $1 billion in 2017 with a global customer base of some 24,000 mid-size and enterprise companies and 5,000 employees. NetSuite was ultimately acquired by Oracle for $9.3 billion, making it the largest SaaS acquisition in history and the third largest software company acquisition by enterprise value in the industry. Currently, Nelson is an active and successful investor in the technology, media, entertainment, and hospitality sectors.

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Frank Bisignano | 2018

Fireside Chat

Frank Bisignano joined First Data as CEO in 2013 and became chairman of its board in 2014. Bisignano is credited with transforming the 46-year-old company into a 21st Century technology innovator, industry collaborator and commerce enabler. In June 2014, First Data announced a historic $3.5 billion private placement of equity which was followed in 2015 by the largest U.S. initial public offering (IPO) of that year at $2.6 billion. Prior to First Data, Bisignano was the co-chief operating officer for J.P. Morgan Chase as well as CEO of its mortgage banking unit. He is a member of the board of directors of Humana, Inc. and serves on the boards of the Partnership for New York City, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, The Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center, the Mount Sinai Health System, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), the Metro Atlanta Chamber and The Commerce Club of Atlanta.

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Hala Modelmogg | 2018

Fireside Chat

A business and civic leader with more than 20 years in executive leadership roles, Hala Moddelmog is the first female president and CEO of the nearly 160-year-old Metro Atlanta Chamber where she works on behalf of Fortune 500 companies and small and medium-sized enterprises in the country’s ninth largest metro region. She also serves as a board member of several blue-chip nonprofit organizations and as a corporate director for two NYSE companies, FLEETCOR Technologies and Lamb Weston. Prior to joining the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Moddelmog was president of Arby’s Restaurant Group, president and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and the first woman to lead an international restaurant company as president of Church’s Chicken. Moddelmog serves on nonprofit boards for Georgia Public Broadcasting, the Woodruff Arts Center and Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business, and is a co-chair for 2017-2019 for the Alliance Theatre.

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Congratulations on yet another fantastic conference! The content, audience, and conversations were incredible.

Carolyn Saacke


You guys do it better every year!  Venture Atlanta is the only regional event I attend with any regularity, in large part because of the quality of the event you and your team put on.

Michael Kosty

Vice President, Bregal Sagemount

A great event, end to end! We really enjoyed meeting so many folks from the community. It was an impressively organized, and highly enjoyable two days for us.

Rich Wong



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Venture Atlanta 2018 Ushers In Next Wave of Technology Innovators, Unveils List of Most Promising Companies

By gseiger | September 20, 2018

Companies will share their solutions at the highly anticipated annual event credited with helping infuse the Southeast with over $2.6 billion in funding to date ATLANTA – September 20, 2018 – Venture Atlanta, the Southeast’s premier technology innovation and investor conference, announced today the 67 most promising technology companies that will be showcased during its…