November 28, 2017 in ATDC News, Blog, RetailTech

ATDC Brings Peachtree Street to Wall Street with ATDC Venture Showcase

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Incubator will present 14 Georgia technology firms to New York City-based investors.

FIXD founders photo
FIXD is an ATDC portfolio company led by Frederick Grimm, chief operating officer; John Gattuso, CEO, and Julian Knight, chief technology officer. The company, which created software that monitors motor vehicle diagnostics, is among those participating in the ATDC Venture Showcase. (Photo by Péralte C. Paul)

The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), Georgia’s technology incubator, is taking 14 of Georgia’s most innovative and high-growth companies to New York City where those firms will meet and make presentations to more than 50 venture capital and growth equity firms.

The ATDC Venture Showcase is scheduled for Dec. 4 at Silicon Valley Bank in New York City’s Flatiron District.

The companies represent a diversity of industries that include cybersecurity, marketing, financial technology, healthcare IT, logistics, and the Internet of Things. All 14 participating companies are part of ATDC or graduates of its program:

  • FIXD
  • Groundfloor
  • Illuma Care Connections
  • Mogean
  • Patientco
  • Predikto
  • RoadSync
  • SalesLoft
  • SmartCommerce
  • Sudu
  • Springbot
  • Trust Stamp
  • UnBrokerage

The initiative is part of ATDC’s Investor Connect program, which strategically matches the incubator’s Signature and Accelerate portfolio companies with investor interactions. The ATDC Venture Showcase is co-hosted by Aprio, the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Morris, Manning & Martin, Silicon Valley Bank, and Venture Atlanta.

“Our core mission with these Showcases — we went to San Francisco earlier this year — is to show investors in the nation’s key venture capital centers what a rich ecosystem and portfolio of technology companies that are here in Georgia,” said ATDC Investor Relations Manager Michael A. Maziar.

“Investors can find tremendous value from our deal flow and incredible tech talent in Georgia and ATDC.”

The Showcase in San Francisco connected Evident, an ATDC Signature portfolio company, with New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Maziar said. “That initial connection led to much deeper discussions and resulted in NEA becoming the lead investor in Evident’s recent $8.8 million Series A round.”

About the Advanced Technology Development Center:

The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), a program of the Georgia Institute of Technology, is the state of Georgia’s technology startup incubator. Founded in 1980 by the Georgia General Assembly which funds it each year, ATDC’s mission is to work with entrepreneurs in Georgia to help them learn, launch, scale, and succeed in the creation of viable, disruptive technology companies. Since its founding, ATDC has grown to become one of the longest running and most successful university-affiliated incubators in the United States, with its graduate startup companies raising $3 billion in investment financing and generating more than $12 billion in revenue in the state of Georgia. To learn more, visit

About ATDC Investor Connect:

ATDC strategically matches its portfolio companies to capital through curated investor interactions. The Investor Relations manager is available for consultations to help companies develop a focused funding strategy. In addition, the manager works with the incubator’s coaching staff for funding preparation. The outcome creates exceptionally engineered investor readiness, resulting in high value deal flow for investors. For more information, visit

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