Who We Are

Meet Venture Atlanta

The Venture Atlanta Conference has evolved from a two-day, high-caliber event into a full-blown community dedicated to bringing innovative companies, disruptive technologies, and top-tier investors together.

Our Story

Fifteen years ago, we began with one mission: to connect companies to capital.

Starting in 2007 with a couple hundred attendees and only 20 investment funds, Venture Atlanta now welcomes more than 1,200 annual attendees and well over 350 investment funds, many of which come from out of state. The conference’s network and events have led to $6.5 billion in fundings raised and over $17 billon in successful exits including Kabbage, Cloud Sherpas, Roadie, ParkMobile, SalesLoft, and many more.

Today, our mission has evolved to encompass the connections, resources, partnerships, and community forged beyond our annual conference in support of the Southeast’s most promising tech companies.

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Pitch

Applications to pitch at VA2022 are now closed. If you want to find out more about the pitching process for next year, click the button below.
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Sponsor

If you’re not sponsoring VA, you’re missing out! Reach tech founders and funders at this year’s event.
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Meet Venture
Atlanta CEO,

Allyson Eman

Since 2007, Allyson has worked alongside business leaders and our founding organizations to make Venture Atlanta what it is today: one of the largest venture capital conferences in the nation.
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Board of Directors
Chairman
Bio

Richard

Fraim

2022 Chairman, Partner, Knoll Ventures
Bio

Jason

Caplain

General Partner and Co-Founder, Bull City Venture Partners
Bio

Jackie

DiMonte

Partner, Chicago Ventures
Bio

Jim

Douglass

Fulcrum Equity Partners
Bio

Alex

Estevez

Accel Partners
Bio

Elizabeth

Feidler

NMP Vice President
Bio

Mark

Flickinger

Chief Operating Officer at Panoramic Ventures
Bio

Barry

Givens

Managing Partner, Techstars and of Collab Capital
Bio

Frederik

Groce

Deal Lead, Wellington Access Ventures (WAV)
Bio

David

Hartnett

Metro Atlanta Chamber
Bio

Vanessa

Larco

New Enterprise Associates
Bio

Scott

Lopano

Principal at Tech Square Ventures
Bio

Palaniswamy

“Raj” Rajan

Managing Partner, CTW Venture Partners
Bio

Jon

Rosenbaum

Principal at Insight Partners
Bio

Kim

Seals

General Partner, The JumpFund
Bio

Rachel

Spasser

Accel-KKR Consulting Group
Bio

Emery

Waddell

Principal, Vocap Partners
Bio

Ryan

Whittemore

Chief Investment Officer, Florida Funders
Bio

Larry

Williams

TAG
Bio

Joey

Womack

Founder/CEO of Goodie Nation
Meet Our Founding Companies
Atlanta CEO Council, Metro Atlanta Chamber, and Technology Association of Georgia joined forces in 2007 to create Venture Atlanta with the shared goal of bringing the premier venture capital event to the state of Georgia.

Atlanta CEO Council

Atlanta CEO Council empowers local CEOs to excel by connecting them to their most valuable resource: each other.

Metro Atlanta Chamber

Metro Atlanta Chamber is dedicated to leading the region to a more prosperous and vibrant future. Its focus is advancing economic growth, enhancing the business climate, and improving quality of life for everyone who calls Atlanta home.

Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

As Georgia’s leading technology industry association, TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite the state’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.
DATES & EVENTS
We're more than just a two‑day conference. See what's going on year‑round.

Venture Atlanta has a brand new look

SURPRISE! Venture Atlanta has a brand new look 👀 We’ve secretly been working on something really exciting in honor of our 15th anniversary — Venture Atlanta is raising the bar in every way with a new venue, new programming, and new experiences. Now, we have a brand new website, too!
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09.22.2022

NEXT Venture Summit

NEXT Venture Summit is the premier venture conference in the Carolinas, drawing the largest collection of investors to Greenville to connect companies and capital. Featuring educational workshops and networking with top VCs from all over the country, the top pitch from the NEXT Venture Summit Showcase will also advance to pitch on-stage at Venture Atlanta in October.
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10.19.2022

Startup Battle

With 500+ startups and a potential $100,000 investment for the winner, Startup Battle is a great opportunity for early stage startups to develop their ideas and pitch in front of some of the top venture capitalists in the nation.
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