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.

We began 11 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 1,000 annual attendees and 160 funds, many of which come from out of state. Our network and events have led to $2.7 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. Our incredible team of leaders and visionaries work throughout the year to recruit the best companies, investors and sponsors to bring the event to life.


Meet the incredible Board of Directors, Founders, Staff and Organizations that have played a role in making Venture Atlanta the most innovative showcase in the region.



Atlanta CEO Council
Metro Atlanta Chamber
TAG | Technology Association of Georgia

With the shared goal of bringing the premier venture capital event to the state of Georgia, the Atlanta CEO Council, Metro Atlanta Chamber and Technology Association of Georgia joined forces in 2007 to create Venture Atlanta with its first event the fall of 2008 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center. Venture Atlanta evolved from the Atlanta CEO Council’s ION Venture Forum (previously called the Atlanta CEO Venture Forum). 11 years later we continue to celebrate the vision of these three leading business organizations.




What Does It Take to Make the Forbes Midas List? We Asked These Venture Atlanta Panelists

The Forbes Midas List is the annual ranking by Forbes magazine of the most influential and best-performing venture capital investors in the world.    According to Forbes, in order to qualify, “Investors are ranked by their portfolio companies that have gone public or been acquired for at least $200 million over the past five years,…
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Building a Unicorn Startup: 2021 Venture Atlanta Panel with Founders Who’ve Been There

In the world of venture capital, a “unicorn” refers to a startup valued at $1 billion or more. Unicorn startups are highly sought-after by investors and venture capital firms—and with good reason. The aggregate valuation of unicorns around the world is a whopping $2 trillion as of 2020. As noteworthy as their valuations are, the…
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