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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Sequr Locks Down New Funding Round From Local Investors – Hypepotamus

  Rising startup Sequr, a cloud-based access control platform, announced a newly closed $1.75 million round today. The Techstars Atlanta graduates closed their second seed round last week led by Knoll Ventures, Tech Square Ventures, and Ellis Capital. Their first seed round came from David Cummings earlier last year.   “We are incredibly excited with the way the … Continued

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A New Way to ‘Engage’ Startups

A new mentorship-driven accelerator and venture fund targeting high-tech startups is coming to Atlanta. The national program, called Engage, launched today through a joint announcement from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, and the CEOs of 10 leading global corporations. The Engage accelerator is open to startups across the country, with a … Continued

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Atlanta Top Companies Launch Fund To ‘Engage’ Startups – Hypepotamus

A first-of-its-kind partnership: 10 major Atlanta-based companies have announced the creation of a new venture, part VC fund, part accelerator, in partnership with Mayor Kasim Reed, the Atlanta Committee for Progress (ACP), Georgia Tech’s ATDC and Tech Square Ventures. Each company will provide $1.5 million to launch the fund, called Engage, which plans to start … Continued

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Mayor Kasim Reed, 10 corporations, Georgia Tech launch Engage, an accelerator program and venture

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, the Georgia Institute of Technology and the CEOs of 10 of Atlanta’s leading corporations today jointly announced the launch of Engage, a mentorship-driven accelerator program and venture fund.   The Atlanta-based Engage accelerator is open to startups across the country, with a focus placed on mentoring and market access strategies.  Applications … Continued

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