Goldman Sachs Joins Atlanta’s Engage Ventures Fund

  Global investment bank Goldman Sachs has joined a growth accelerator and venture capital fund based at Georgia Tech that’s aimed at promising early-stage companies. The Engage Ventures program announced that Goldman Sachs will be the 11th corporate member of its board, agreeing to provide funding, resources and time to help new companies progress from the … Continued

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More Startups Join Engage

Eight additional technology startups will go through an early-stage venture fund created by Georgia Tech and 10 leading global corporations. The Engage Ventures growth program differs from other accelerators in that it targets later stage complanies and helps them develop and execute go-to-market strategies. “Bringing top executives from our corporate partners together with founders of … Continued

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Engage Fund Matures With Second Round of Investments Into Eight Startups – Hypepotamus

Engage, the Atlanta-based corporate-backed venture fund and startup growth program, has announced investments into eight startups for its second growth program. Engage counts 10 of Georgia’s biggest corporations and Invest Georgia as its backers, making it the largest grouping of corporate players in one independent fund in the country. Each company will receive initial investment … Continued

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First look at Atlanta tech accelerator Engage’s new startup class (Slideshow) – Atlanta Business Chronicle

Public-private tech accelerator Engage announced eight companies selected to participate in the spring 2018 program. The companies, including three Atlanta-based and two women-led startups, are working on technologies, including autonomous flight, artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain. Engage is a collaboration between the Atlanta Committee for Progress, Georgia Tech and 10 Atlanta corporations, including AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), Chick-fil-A, Cox … Continued

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Venture fund with the largest number of Fortune 1000 corporate investors backs two trucking startups — FreightWaves

August 19, 2017 Brian Straight Engage Ventures, the largest strategic grouping of major corporations and brands in an independent venture fund, has made two investments in the trucking sector. One is in Sudu, an on-demand and scheduled trucking services that utilizes big data, predictive analytics and machine learning to connect companies that ship freight with … Continued

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Launch Pad | Research Horizons | Georgia Tech’s Research News

“What is unique about the ATDC experience is that we’re part of Georgia Tech,” said ATDC General Manager Jen Bonnett. “And while a connection to Tech is not required for companies in ATDC, a number of our startups, including Quest Renewables and Pointivo, have built their businesses by leveraging Georgia Tech intellectual property.” ATDC works … Continued

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Top 10 Cities for Corporate Innovation – Innovation Leader

Atlanta #6 Sometimes, all it takes is one committed catalyst to get a reaction going. In Atlanta, that catalyst was the Georgia Institute of Technology, which in the late 1990s began buying up acreage and developing a blighted, underused zone between its campus and Midtown Atlanta. Atlanta has long been home to industry-defining global companies … Continued

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UserIQ Appoints Rachel Orston as New Chief Executive Officer to Further Drive Market Leadership

Pioneer in Customer Success Industry to Spearhead Future Growth and Expansion at UserIQ   UserIQ, a Customer Growth Platform™ that empowers SaaS companies to foster growth beyond the funnel, announced today the company has appointed Rachel Orston to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). With the change in management, founder Aaron Aycock will take … Continued

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