With over $1.8 billion in funding awarded to date, Venture Atlanta is the largest Southern tech showcase, networking and deal-making event.

Venture Atlanta, the South’s premier technology innovation event, announced today the 32 companies selected to present at its annual investor conference to be held November 2-3 at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. Now in its 16th year, Venture Atlanta has earned a reputation for consistently identifying tomorrow’s cutting-edge technologies while helping to launch over 350 companies and secure over $1.8 billion in funding. This year’s presenters comprise a strong roster of both early and venture stage companies-showcasing the depth, breadth and opportunity within the region’s technology community.

Over the years, Venture Atlanta has served as a launch pad for many of today’s successful technology companies, including Azalea Health, CloudSherpas (now Accenture), Ionic Security, Kabbage, PinDrop Security, Salesfusion, Springbot and Roadie.

“We had a record number of entries this year and the caliber of companies selected is unprecedented-we’re thrilled to have them present at what is certain to be a sold-out event, with a record number of venture capitalists in attendance,” said Dale Kirkland, managing director at Silicon Valley Bank and also the Venture Atlanta 2016 selection chair. “We’re eager to connect key investors to the most intriguing tech companies to accelerate their innovation and growth. This year’s cohort will fortify Atlanta’s and the South’s stature as one the best places to start and grow a technology business while showcasing the region’s leadership in the HeathTech, info security, marketing tech and FinTech markets.”

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