Atlanta has become the South’s heart of innovation, as evidenced by our previous blog post, Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Start a Business in Atlanta Today. Startups, influencers and capitalists alike are thriving in Atlanta’s exciting corporate environment, and Atlanta Technology Angels (ATA) is taking full advantage of what the city and its businesses have to offer.
ATA is recognized as one of the nation’s top Angel Investing networks and strives to offer its 120 accredited investors and sponsors the opportunity to invest in startups in Georgia and around the Southeast. ATA and its members work to source, perform due diligence, invest and provide post-deal stewardship with seed and early-stage capital between $150K-$2M. On top of the financial assistance they provide, ATA also provides mentorship, industry expertise and valuable contacts.
ATA’s main focus is on high-growth technology companies, but members have a broad array of professional experiences and skills that are invaluable to early-stage, high-growth businesses.
On top of their day-to-day work, ATA recently announced their expansion to include a Gwinnett Angels chapter. The Gwinnett Angels chapter was created in response to the growing number of startups and investors located outside of the Perimeter.
Dan King, a retired partner from Atlanta law firm King & Spalding, has been named as the newest member of ATA’s Board of Directors, and his main responsibilities will be to cultivate the new Gwinnett chapter.
“Entrepreneurial activity is experiencing growth all over the metro-Atlanta area and recently we’ve seen a significant increase in Gwinnett,” King said. “The Gwinnett Angels chapter of ATA will conveniently serve a number of startups and investors who call our county home. I’m proud to be joining the board at such a pinnacle time of growth.”
ATA’s new chapter in Gwinnett allows members to gain even more access to a wider range of businesses and increase awareness of their companies to broader audiences across metro-Atlanta.