The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), Georgia’s technology incubator, has named Brad Schweizer as its investor relations manager.
At ATDC, Schweizer will be advise companies on financing strategies, investor relations, and how to facilitate connections between entrepreneurs and investors.
Schweizer has extensive background in venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, significant financial modeling experience and private equity as an associate at Morris, Manning & Martin (MMM). He will be able to help companies understand the impact a financing round might have on their cap table, pro-formas, and option pools, among other considerations.
“Brad’s startup experience, combined with his legal expertise in venture capital and M&A, will allow him to offer a unique perspective to both companies and investors, and help ensure a smooth transaction process for all parties,” said ATDC Director John Avery. “As an entrepreneur in his own right, Brad has a keen understanding of the funding journey and connecting with the investor community. He’s a great addition to the ATDC team.”
As an entrepreneur, Schweizer was co-founder and chief operating officer of Dedo.ai, a health technology company.
Prior that, he served as COO of Aces Health, a startup with a focus on complex clinical trials. In that role, he not only gained the operating experience of leading a startup, but also the experience of navigating complex regulatory environments and communicating these intricate details to investors in a way that was easy to understand.
At Aces Health, he led the financing rounds and raised approximately $2.5 million for the company through a variety of instruments, including SAFEs (simple agreement for future equity), convertible notes, warrants, and preferred shares.
“As someone who has lived the startup life and understand the rollercoaster it can be, the technology ecosystem in Georgia is a robust one and ATDC is a key reason for its success,” Schweizer said. “I’m looking forward to working with our founders and connecting our dynamic companies in our portfolio with investors looking to fund and support our ecosystem of innovation.”
A St. Louis, Missouri native, Schweizer has a joint law degree and MBA from Emory University, and a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.