About Venture Atlanta

Meet the team behind the event

Venture Atlanta is the region’s largest venture conference gathering together more than 1,200 entrepreneurs, investors, leaders and students for a high-caliber, 2-day conference.

We began 15 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. Our network and events have led to $6.5 billion in funding raised and $16 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). 14 years later we continue to celebrate the vision of these three leading business organizations.