Venture Atlanta 2018 Recap

Venture Atlanta 2018 Recap

Venture Atlanta 2018 took place on October 16th and 17th at our new venue, 200 Peachtree. Investors from across the nation and entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts from across the region came together for the much anticipated two-day event. We had more attendees, investors, and companies in attendance than ever before. We heard #VAConnects stories from Aprio, Blackbaud Labs, Carvana, Chattanooga Renaissance Fund, GreenPrint, Ionic Security, Omedym, RoadSync, Silicon Valley Bank, Springbot, Vocap Investment Partners, and more. The VA stage was graced by world-renowned speakers including:

  • Frank Bisignano – CEO of First Data
  • Dave DeWalt – Silicon Valley Icon and former CEO of FireEye, McAfee, and Documentum
  • Ross Mason – MuleSoft Founder. MuleSoft was acquired at a value of $6.5 billion earlier this year, making it one of 2018’s largest SaaS acquisitions.
  • Zach Nelson – Former CEO of NetSuite. NetSuite was acquired for $9.3 billion, making it the largest SaaS acquisition in history.

To catch up on all things VA 2018, read this overview, watch the recap video, and check out the summary below. And stay tuned for our VA 2019 announcement — coming soon!  

Venture Atlanta By the Numbers

VA 2018

  • 1,000+ Attendees
  • 250+ Investors from 160+ Funds Nationwide
  • 33 Presenting Companies
  • 35 Showcase Companies

VA To-Date

  • $2.7B in Capital Raised
  • $14B in Exits

Venture Atlanta 2018Presenting Companies

Automotive

Company: FlowFound

Description: Platform for video enabled car buying experience

Raising: $1 Million

 

Big Data

Company: Reveal Mobile, Inc.

Description: Platform for audience targeting using mobile device data  

Raising: $5 Million

 

Blockchain

Company: Verady

Description: Audit and accounting for blockchain assets

Consumer Tech

 

Company: Bark

Description: B2C tool to respond to cyberbullying and student suicide

Raising: Series B

Cybersecurity

Company: DEVCON DETECT

Description: Anti-virus, anti-fraud software for AdTech

Raising: $2.5 Million

 

Company: Fortress Information Security

Description: Solution to protect critical infrastructure from cyber threats

Raising: $5 Million +

FinTech

Company: Brightwell

Description: Payroll payment solution for global workers in foreign jurisdictions

 

Company: BAM

Description: Platform for factoring for five different verticals (ex. trucking, with focus on blue collar)

Raising: $20-50 Million in Equity

 

Company: Leap Credit, LLC

Description: Platform for payday loan alternative in the U.S.

Raising: $10 Million

 

Company: NOWaccount Network Corporation

Description: B2B factoring / credit card alternative

Raising: $30 Million

 

Company: DataSeers

Description: Data analytics for banks and financial services

Raising: $3-5 Million

 

Company: RoadSync

Description: Facilitating payments in the trucking industry

 

Company: Stackfolio

Description: Platform for banks to do loan trading and research

Raising: Series A ($5-10 Million)

Green Tech

Company: GreenPrint, LLC

Description: Turnkey carbon credits and environmental offsets

Raising: $5-10 Million

Health Tech

 

Company: CulturaLink, LLC

Description: Platform and translation service for healthcare with 200 languages currently served

Raising: $7.5-10 Million

 

Company: Excel Health, LLC

Description: Health IT platform for routing patients to maximize outcomes

Raising: $4 Million

 

Company: FraudScope

Description: Software detecting healthcare billing fraud

Raising: $8 Million

 

Company: iScribe

Description: Mobile app for large EHR systems

Raising: $4 Million

 

Company: Peerfit

Description: Platform using health insurance dollars for wellness and fitness

Raising: $8 Million

 

Company: Radix Health

Description: Platform for dynamic appointment scheduling in healthcare

Raising: $4 Million

 

Insurtech

Company: Decisely Insurance Services, LLC

Description: HR, health insurance, and 401(k) platform with focus on associations and franchises

 

Company: Safely

Description: Technical solution for safety in vacation rental home industry

Raising: Series A ($5 Million)

IT

Company: MoQuality Inc.

Description: Mobile app testing tool

Raising: Series A ($5 Million)

 

Laundry

Company: 2ULaundry, Inc.

Description: UPS for laundry and dry cleaning

Raising: Bridge Round ($1.5 Million) followed by Series A ($8 Million)

 

Logistics

Company: FreightWaves

Description: Software and big data solution for logistics industry

Raising: $30 Million

 

SaaS

Company: AUTIT

Description: Solution predicting parts in manufacturing space with focus on SAP clients

Raising: $3 Million

 

Company: Demand Driven Technologies

Description: Solution for supply chain planning tool for inventory in manufacturing

Raising: $3 Million

 

Company: Seller Labs, LLC

Description: Software for retail to have success selling on Amazon

 

Company: Soundstripe

Description: Platform to provide licensed commercial quality music / sound

Raising: $3.5 Million

 

Company: SmartPM Technologies, Inc.

Description: Construction project management system

 

Company: XOi Technologies

Description: Software to make contractor / field services more efficient

Raising: $5-7 Million

 

Textile Technology

Company: brrrº

Description: Fabric technology that cools clothing and sheets

Raising: $3-5 Million

 

Waste Management

Company: Goodr

Description: Solution for food waste by facilitating delivery to not-for-profit organizations

Raising: $7 Million

VA 2018Showcase Companies

  • Aquagenuity – Analytics platform that helps users track local water quality in real time and monitor water’s impact on health and sustainability
  • BOOP (Built Out Of Paper) – Lightweight, easy-to-move, and sustainable furniture
  • BoxLock – IOT security that protects deliveries
  • CarbiceMulti-functional, thermal materials made from Carbice® Carbon
  • Cherry Street Energy – Renewable energy provider
  • Corstrata – Connects patients, health providers, and insurers to wound experts to heal wounds faster and prevent wounds from occurring
  • Curo – Helps your company get work done right the first time and eliminate wasted effort
  • Draftserv – Intelligent beverage dispensing technology that enables retailers to centrally manage all of their beverage options for authentication of users, controlled dispense, and data analytics
  • Eletype – Real-time digital assistant designed for search and social media marketing campaigns
  • Fitspot – Connects property owners, employers, and employees to on-site and virtual wellness experiences
  • FAR (Foresight Augmented Reality) – Enables businesses, governments, and public spaces to become more accessible to the blind and visually impaired community using smart technologies
  • FortifyData – Cyber risk analysis platform for identifying and monitoring business cyber risk exposure
  • Fraudmarc – Prevents others from impersonating your brand and email identity
  • GreenFill – Eco-friendly dispensing system that delivers the ideal dose of soap into your washers using your mobile phone
  • HelloPackage – Package management system technology dedicated to the multifamily space
  • Jubi – Cloud-hosted, Learning Transfer Platform (LTP) that improves corporate profit through validated employee performance improvement at scale
  • Kobiton – Mobile testing platform that accelerates delivery of mobile apps by offering manual and automated testing on real devices, in the cloud, or on-premise.
  • Last Bottle Clothing – Apparel that is 100% recycled and 100% recyclable
  • Make Music Count – Math curriculum taught by learning how to play the piano
  • Monentizr – Blockchain game reward engine
  • NFANT Labs – Digital health company improving the lives of neonatal infants
  • OncoLens – SaaS based platform that brings collaborative and personalized treatment planning to cancer patients
  • Performance Predictions – The William Hill for fantasy sports
  • PurpleCloud Technologies – Optimizes hotel operations with innovative mobile solutions
  • Qoins – Helps consumers pay off debt faster by using the spare change from everyday purchases
  • RealTheroy – AI-driven performance and cost optimization solution delivered in a SaaS model
  • Speakalytics – AI service and sales coach for enterprises
  • SynsorMed – Telehealth and patient monitoring platform for managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • TommyRun – App that allows you to order building materials and have them delivered within hours
  • Trusted.Sale – Anti-fraud, anti-scam transaction platform that creates a safe way for sellers and buyers to interact and transact with each other
  • Veriphy Analtyics – Measures and reports outcomes for 401(k) plans
  • Vertaeon – Supplier risk and sustainability analytics solution and energy analytics solution
  • VRgluv – Force feedback gloves that allow users to see, use, and feel their hands in virtual reality
  • YellowCard – Cryptocurrency gift card